Canberra Institute of Technology
The Canberra Institute of Technology is the largest provider of vocational education and training in Australia’s capital. CIT offers over 450 programs across five faculties to local, national and international students to meet the changing needs of business and industry.
Qualifications range from certificate to degree level and provide a range of flexible learning options. CIT students include school leavers, first-time employees, those seeking a new career direction or additional skills and people with specific training needs. CIT staff are industry professionals, with students benefiting from their expertise, support and personal attention.
CIT enjoys excellent working relationships with many international institutions and is host to 700 international students from over 50 countries.
At CIT we just don’t teach curriculum, we are always looking for new ways to do things in line with a constantly changing world and ever-rising information levels. In making our programs fit this dynamic environment, we are guided always by what our students and what the job market needs.
CIT’s number one priority is the needs of our students. These needs have prompted us to take a number of key steps including:
At CIT we are committed to ensuring student satisfaction whilst maintaining our high standards and relevance to the community we serve.
CIT offers courses for international students in the following subject areas, browse through the subject links to see what courses are on offer in 2005.
Why Choose Canberra?
Although Canberra is Australia’s capital, it is far from being its largest city. With a population of over 300,000, it has every feature you might expect in a big city, except the pollution and crowds.
Canberra is very unusual among cities in that it was planned from the ground up. In 1911 a site was chosen for the capital city and within four years the American architect, Walter Burley Griffin had won the job of designing the city in detail. By 1927 it was ready for the opening of the Australian Federal Parliament.
The result of this careful planning is a beautiful, socially progressive, vibrant and multicultural city. It houses the nation’s greatest institutions, including Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery, the National Library and the National Museum of Australia. With over 70 embassies and diplomatic missions, as well as a host of parliamentarians and public servants, the city could be expected to provide a good range of entertainment, and it certainly does.
Canberra attracts some of the world’s leading entertainers and offers a wide range of arts and cultural performances.
A safe, clean environment for study, it features four universities, as well as the Canberra Institute of Technology and a comprehensive primary and secondary school system.
As befits a capital city, Canberra is well positioned in every way. It is less than two hours drive from the coastal beaches in one direction, and the snowfields in another. Sydney is only 35 minutes away by air or about three hours by coach, car or train.
The average Canberra resident is highly qualified, has a relatively high income, and takes an enthusiastic part in sport of some kind. A wide range of sports is catered for at both professional and amateur levels, including badminton, volleyball, martial arts, cricket, netball, basketball, tennis, fishing, horse riding, golf, swimming, bushwalking and football.