About CIT, Canberra's TAFE

The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is Canberra's TAFE; the largest technical and vocational education provider in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). We offer small class sizes, world-class facilities, practical hands-on learning, industry placement opportunities and study pathways to leading Australian universities.

CIT is your first step on an incredible journey.

CIT Highlights

  • Over 90 years of experience in vocational education in Canberra and 30 years of welcoming international students.
  • CIT provides training to over 20,000 students each year, including over 800+ international students.
  • An ACT Government institution meaning courses are delivered to Australian national standards. CIT qualifications are recognised across Australia and internationally.
  • Canberra's Technical and Further Education (TAFE*) institute.
  • 5 campuses across Canberra.
  • World-class facilities including simulated training environments, libraries and information technology resources, plus new sporting and recreational centres.
  • Affordable on-campus and off-campus student accommodation.
  • Dedicated International Services Unit.
  • A range of internationally-recognised courses available to international students.
  • Industry placement opportunities and study pathways to leading Australian universities.
  • Highly skilled teachers with industry knowledge, experience, and connections.
  • Modern teaching methods including online learning and live virtual classrooms.

CIT Courses

CIT offers qualifications ranging from Certificate III to Advanced Diplomas, designed for people who want to build a career, gain new technical skills, change careers or prepare for further study. Our internationally-recognised courses offer practical experience, not just theory, so students graduate with invaluable industry skills and connections, preparing them for demands and technical aspects of their future roles.

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CIT Students

CIT has welcomed thousands of international students from over 100 countries in the past decade, creating a rich and vibrant campus culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Students begin their journey with CIT at the International Orientation Day and are supported all the way through to their Graduation by CIT and the International Services Unit.

Discover more about CIT through our Student Stories.

Student Services

CIT offers a wide range of support services and facilities to assist international students in successfully completing their studies and enhance their personal lives during their stay in Canberra.

From pre-enrolment support to support during your studies, we've got you covered.

Find out more at Facilities and Support Services.

*TAFE institutes in Australia are government owned and have a long history of helping international students reach their career goals. International students attend TAFE institutes to complete courses that range from certificate to postgraduate level. For more information see What is TAFE and VET?