The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 300 programs at different levels through five campuses across Canberra.
CIT Award programs are endorsed by industry and accredited by the CIT Advisory Council under delegation from the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council.
Studying at CIT is different from the school or university systems. Unlike universities, which offer a more general and theory-based education, CIT focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge for jobs. CIT aims to provide quality programs and services, relevant curricula and modern facilities.
CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible Learning Centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.
Courses are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each course has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.
CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. Student loans and FEE-HELP loans are available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.
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Transfering your previous study credits
CIT has arrangements with ACT colleges and NSW high schools, as well as some private providers and universities. If students have work/ life experience or formal study they can apply for Skills Recognition. Noting though, CIT only recognises qualifications from other Registered Training Organisations (RTO) which are under 5 years old for credit transfer. Qualifications from universities, overseas and RTO qualifications greater than 5 years may still be used in conjunction with any application for recognition of work/life experience.