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Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

1. Overview of the institution

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has been the premier provider of technical and further education in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) region for over 85 years. The institute employs a staff of more than 1000 and provides education to 25,840 students from 92 countries.

In 2013, CIT was ranked as the largest training institution of the year of the ACT. The institute also boasts of being a provider of dynamic, connected, diverse and transformative vocational education and training. They provide quality skill development to students, employers and the industry locally and globally.

2. Location and facilities

CIT has six campus locations that are home to state-of-the-art libraries, information technology resources and sporting and recreational facilities. Students also have the advantage of using on-site trade centres, be it discounted hair and beauty treatments or meals prepared by students and apprentices at affordable prices at the institute's own restaurant and café.

3. Departments/Subject areas

  • Art design

  • Automotive

  • Beauty-Hairdressing

  • Building-Construction

  • Communication-Management-Accounting

  • Communication-Media-Music

  • Community-Children-Disability

  • Culinary

  • Electrical Plumbing

  • English-Other languages

  • Fitness Sports-Massage

  • Government

  • Health

  • Horticulture-Floristry

  • Hospitability-Tourism-Events

  • IT-Games-Library

  • Science-Forensics- Environment

  • Surveying-Special Information

  • Teacher Training

  • Veterinary-Animal

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5. Rankings

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

6. Careers: Unique student support

CIT aims to provide its students with skills they need to be job-ready. The institute's industry experienced members of staff deliver the best to the students. Many students of CIT are well recognised in the ACT community.

Students at CIT also get the opportunity to apply for apprenticeships and traineeships in a variety of areas fields involving automotive, engineering, beauty therapy, electric technology and hospitality.

CIT offers nationally recognised certifications, postgraduate degrees and other programmes. These are part-time or full-time, online or on campus at any of their five campuses.