CITSA is committed to environmental sustainability of all aspects of our operations by enshrining it in our constitution, implementing recycling in canteens and cafes. In 2010 CITSA invested $100K in photo voltaic panels which were installed at CIT Fyshwick. In the same year, we gave CIT a $40k grant to support the Sustainable House Project, as well as running a recycled bicycle program and numerous other programs and actions to support our green credentials.
CITSA invests in the upkeep of public spaces for students, in particular, major building renovations. In 2010 CIT Woden was renovated in the food services, bookshop, café and recreational spaces to a total cost of $900K.
Students who wish to become voting members of CITSA can do so either by the registering at www.citsa.com.au or in person at any CITSA Office. Membership entitles you to be involved in the student council, to vote at annual elections and stand for election to CITSA Council.
CITSA Council is an elected student council made up on 9 elected students and 2 non-student reps that oversees the management of the CITSA. CITSA Council represents its members and provides a channel of communication with CIT, as well as providing services and facilities for its members, and promoting the social, cultural, recreational and intellectual development of its members.
CITSA Offices are located on each major Campus. CITSA office staff are student advocates and can refer students to appropriate services and agencies.
CITSA Office staff host events and activities for students, such as ski trips, sporting opportunities in the form of Eastern University Games, trips away, band comps, and a National Tertiary Art Prize.
CITSA Canteens are located on all campuses. Canteens provide fresh salads, sandwiches, hot food, drinks, snacks, fruit and confectionery. All our Canteens are Halal friendly so please ask the staff if you have any questions about the food. All salads, sandwiches and hot food are prepared daily on campus by CITSA staff. Sandwiches range from Basic to Classic and Gourmet.
An important part of CITSA's on-campus service are cafés located at the CIT Bruce, CIT Reid and CIT Woden. Café Yala, Yala@Bruce and Yala@Woden are open everyday during the semester.
The CITSA Bookshop, located at CIT Bruce, CIT Reid and CIT Woden, carry prescribed texts and modules for courses as requested by teachers. The Bookshops have a large range of stationery, mobile recharge vouchers (including Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin), bus tickets, magazines, newspapers, movie tickets, stamps and selected software. Each Campus Bookshop specialises in select course requirements.
CIT Reid Bookshop carries chef, butchery and bakery clothing, CIT T-shirts and specialised stationery for students in the Creative Industries. CIT Bruce Bookshop specialises Horticulture, Science, Forensics and Engineering; CIT Woden Bookshop specialises Children’s Services, Community Development and Nursing Course materials.
The CITSA office staff are able to accompany you as an support person if you have to meet with CIT staff. You may wish to discuss a result, need help mediating a problem or need a support person at a meeting. CITSA staff can assist and support students with a complaint or advise you about the CIT appeal process.
CITSA has a facebook page, become a friend of CITSA and check out what’s happening each day. www.facebook.com/CITSA?sk=wall
The Australian Association of Campus Activities (AACA) is a national organisation which runs four national competitions for students annually (National Campus Band Comp, National Campus Art Prize, National Campus Film Festival, National Campus DJ Comp). For more information about these events, ask in the CITSA Office on campus.
CITSA hosts several social activities throughout the year, see CIT Events, the inside front cover of the diary as well as posters on campus for dates and new events. Contact the CITSA Office on your campus for more specific details.
CIT students are able to participate at the Eastern University Games to be held in Tamworth in July, 2012. If you are interested in playing a team sport then contact the CITSA Office immediately. The games are held in the July Semester break so students have time to compete.
There are two squash courts available for students to use at CIT Reid. Booking a court is essential, by calling the Reid CITSA Office on 6207 3600. CITSA has access cards to the courts as well as equipment for loan to students during business hours.
All students are asked to vote for teachers who they feel have excelled in their role as educators. Votes are collected from the beginning of year until mid-August. The Awards night will be held in September.
CIT and CITSA jointly fund a peer tutoring program for students who cannot afford a private tutor. If you need academic assistance in your course, contact a CITSA Office or the CIT Student Services on your campus. A fee is charged to be tutored.
CITSA puts on a Welcome Week for all new and re-enrolling students on campus at the beginning of semester 1 each year. Keep a lookout for posters on campus informing everyone of the events planned for the week. If you happen to see a queue of people lining up for a BBQ or wandering through the market stalls, then make sure you join in.