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Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

1. Overview of the institution

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) – Your first step on an incredible journey!

Small class sizes, flexible learning options, online campus, well-equipped learning spaces, teachers who are practicing professionals - just some of CIT´s benefits to help you succeed.

CIT has been the largest technical and vocational education provider in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) region for 90 years. The institute employs a staff of more than 1000 and provides education to over 25,000 students from 92 countries.

CIT offers international students the choice of over 100 courses ranging from certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and Bachelor degrees. With a blend of practical experience and essential theory, our learning environment gives graduates a combination of invaluable industry skill and enterprise connections.

CIT has partnered with several Australian universities to give students the opportunity to continue their studies at a higher level upon the successful completion of studies with the Institute.

2. Location and facilities

The OECD rated Canberra the best city in the world for well-being in 2016, meaning our residents have the highest quality of life across income, jobs, health, access to services, environment, education, safety, civic engagement and housing. For students, Canberra ranks 17th in the QS World University Rankings for best student cities.

CIT Reid is situated in the city, close to stylish cafes, restaurants and bars. The campus has a student-run restaurant and cafe, hairdressing and beauty salon and travel agency. CIT Bruce is set in a natural bushland environment surrounded by native Australian wildlife. The campus is 4 kilometres from the Belconnen town centre and has student accommodation, a student-run massage clinic, child care centre and fitness centre. Both campuses have libraries, food cafeterias, cafes, bookshop services, student support services and prayer rooms.

3. Departments/Subject areas
  • Interior Design
  • Building Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion
  • Media Production
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • IT Networking
  • IT Software Development
  • Games and Virtual Worlds
  • Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Nursing
  • Community Services
  • Individual Support (Ageing/Disability)
  • Hairdressing and Beauty
  • Fitness and Sport Development
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Patisserie
  • Hospitality
  • International Hotel and Resort Management
  • Event Management
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Building & Construction
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • Forensic Science
  • Year 12 – Senior Secondary Certificate

4. Rankings

  • CIT has been ranked the 15th largest VET institution in Australia, 2011.

5. Scholarships

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6. Careers: Unique student support

Build your career at CIT. Over 89% of our graduates are employed (including overseas!) or in further study within 6 months of graduating. Our strong industry links provide access to professional and industry networks. Your CIT qualification carries our reputation as one of Australia´s leading training organisations.

CIT aims to provide its students with skills they need to be job-ready. Many of CIT’s key, industry specific partners offer internships or professional placements to CIT students in a variety of fields involving early childhood education and care, hospitality, sport and fitness, aged and disability care, nursing, community services, graphic design, hairdressing and beauty therapy.

CIT Student Support assists students in providing personal and academic support, aiming to maximise student engagement, retention and success at CIT. All services are confidential and specialised staff is available to assist student’s individual support needs, including counselling, careers advice and peer tutoring.