Students are required to meet the following minimum entry requirements (depending on your chosen program and your country assessment level) to commence study at CIT:
*Students can still apply to study at CIT prior to receiving their certificate; however acceptance cannot be confirmed by the International Services Unit until they have received a copy of the award.
Adult entry at CIT is considered to be 20 years of age or older. Adult entry students are required to provide evidence of previous work experience and a copy of their current Curriculum Vitae, (CV). Regardless of CIT’s requirements International applicants (studying on a student visa) should be aware that they must still satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Academic Requirements for visa applications. For further information please visit: www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/
CIT recognises a number of English language tests as meeting the Institution’s English language requirements. Accepted English language tests, together with their minimum results required for eligibility are:
|Test||To gain direct entry into mainstream programs||Notes|
|IELTS*||IELTS 5.5 and above||
Please note some courses require a higher level of English.
For course requirements please search for individual courses by using the Course Finder.
|TOEFL paper based ||Score 527-550 and above|
|TOEFL internet based||Score 46 and above |
CIT Certificate III - IV in English for Employment and Training and
|Successful completion of the program|
|CIT English Test**||Assessed as at Certificate IV or Academic level. |
If your English Language Test is not listed above please contact the International Services Unit for confirmation.
The 'International English Language Testing System' (IELTS) gives students an assessment of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English.
There are two streams of IELTS that you can undertake:
With the exception of Bachelor programs that require Academic IELTS, CIT accepts both General Training and Academic Module for entry into Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level programs. For more information regarding IELTS visit www.ielts.org
There are several options for you to sit the IELTS test. Listed below are some options for you:
The CIT English Test is a one hour test which is based on reading and writing. The English Placement Test is another way to determine the level of English that students may have.
Students who are eligible for the CIT English Placement Test:
Regardless of CIT's requirements, International applicants (potential student visa holders) should be aware that they must still satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English Language requirements for visa applications. Depending on your nationality, the DIBP might accept only an IELTS, TOEFL or Pearsons result as proof of English competency for student visa purposes.
Please note some courses require additional material other than the requirements listed above. Please ensure that you have met all the entry requirements for your course. Use the Course Finder to search for your course and check all entry requirements.
Students will be required to meet the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement. For more information regarding this requirement, please refer to www.immi.gov.au/students/gte-requirement.htm
CIT has been selected for Streamline Visa Processing (SVP) by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for both Advanced Diploma and Degree programs.
DIBP announced that SVP was extended to eligible vocational education and training (VET) and higher education providers for Advanced Diploma level courses, effective as of 23rd November 2014.
Any student applying for a student visa with an Advanced Diploma outcome will be processed under SVP, there are no other choices for students applying at this level. Given the announcement CIT has reviewed and significantly changed our Terms and Conditions. Students applying are still subject to the Genuine Temporary Entry (GTE) requirements as advised by DIBP.
A Statement of Purpose is also required with the student's application. This should include the student's academic plans or interest in their chosen area of study, and their future career goals. Students need to be specific about why CIT is a good fit for them.
For further information on SVP arrangements and participating educational providers, please refer to the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection's website:
Legend for English Equivalence
Please refer to the following link for further information regarding changes: www.immi.gov.au/students/english-requirements.htm
The information included on this page is current as at 2 June 2014. For further information regarding changes, please refer to the following links: