Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an acknowledgement of the skills you have learned from your work, from life experience, or from any previous training.

Undertaking Skills Recognition means you can gain either a part or full qualification without having to re-learn things you already know.

Skills Recognition for individuals and current students

If you have:

  • undertaken previous study;
  • are currently working;
  • have worked in the past;
  • are raising a family;
  • are participating in social, recreational or educational activities;
  • are involved in a hobby or are volunteering in your community;

then you may have developed skills and knowledge that will count towards a qualification.

What are the benefits of Skills Recognition?

Skills Recognition means you don’t have to study things you already know. It makes study more enticing, more enjoyable, more relevant and less time consuming. It also allows you to reach your goal more quickly – whether it is to increase your job prospects, gain a promotion, change your career or advance to a higher qualification.

What is the process for having my skills recognised?

Contact CIT on 02 6207 3188 to identify your Skills Recognition options

  • Submit a Skills Recognition Form or speak with your Pastoral Care Officer to collect a form and discuss your options with them.
  • Share your experience through a conversation with a subject specialist
  • Showcase your skills through evidence such as a report from your supervisor, documents you have produced in the workplace or documentation of your previous study
  • Your results will be processed and documentation of formal recognition is provided.

What does Skills Recognition cost?

If you have studied a nationally accredited program at another Australian Institution previously (whether you completed your qualification or not) you will not be charged a fee to have this study acknowledged. If you can provide a formal transcript from this study you are also not required to provide evidence of learning or undertake an interview.

If you are looking to have your work or life experience recognised you will be charged at the normal rate for each subject you apply for. These rates vary depending on which qualification you will be studying.

(Please note that it is not possible to receive recognition for 100% of a degree qualification.)

What do I do next?

For partial recognition for your studies you should meet with your Pastoral Care Officer. You will meet your Pastoral Care Support Officer when you attend the February or July Orientation Day. Or, you can contact your Pastoral Care Support Officer using the contact details you will be given when you start studies at CIT.

For full recognition against a CIT qualification you should contact the International Services Unit and make an appointment to meet with the Student Manager.