International Student Orientation
Orientation is designed to welcome new students and to make sure you receive the guidance, encouragement and support you need to settle into Canberra and your studies at CIT.
This compulsory* one-day orientation is offered in February and July each year for international students who are about to start their mainstream program.
What does the day include?
- Walk around the market stalls and talk to CIT services and Canberra community organisations. Ask questions and collect information, handouts and free stuff!
- Meet CIT staff and other students in your course.
- Find out how you can enrol.
Free ‘Aussie’ style lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout orientation day.
Guest speakers will provide important and useful information that will help you adjust to study in Australia. You will learn about what student support services are available at CIT and in the Canberra community. Guest speakers may include:
- CIT Chief Executive Officer
- CIT Counselling and Equity
- CIT Learning Centre – Library Support & Drop-in Learning
- CIT Student Association (CITSA) - www.citsa.com.au
- CIT Accommodation Services
- Pastoral Care Officers
- ACT and Commonwealth Ombudsman Service - www.ombudsman.act.gov.au
- Fair Work Ombudsman - www.fairwork.gov.au
- Department of Immigration and Border Protection - www.border.gov.au
- Council for International Students Australia – www.cisa.edu.au
- Action Buses - www.transport.act.gov.au
- Australian Federal Police (AFP) - www.afp.gov.au
- Emergency Services: ACT Fire Brigade, Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Services - www.esa.act.gov.au
- Overseas Health Cover (OSHC Allianz)
- Youth Law Centre - www.youthlawact.org.au
Need more information about the CIT International Orientation Day?
Contact the CIT International Services Unit.
*If you are enrolling to study a preparatory English program then you do not need to attend the orientation day in February or July until you are due to commence in your mainstream program. When you commence your English program you are provided with a small orientation and information pack relevant to your studies. This is provided by the International Services Unit and English Centre staff on the first day of your studies.