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2014 Canberra Institute of Technology Workplace Online Campus cit.edu.au


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A centenary makes us all history makers. Canberra Institute of Technology Training the region’s history makers for 85 years‌ and counting.

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Chief Executive

WELCOME Welcome to CIT 2014, an insight into the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) community. Each year approximately 23,000 students come together within the region’s premier and largest technical and further education (TAFE) provider to gain skills, knowledge and work experience to start, develop and change careers. Studying in Canberra, you become part of the rich, diverse fabric of a city that is 100-years-old – a city that continues to forge a lasting legacy as Australia’s education capital. CIT students have over 400 courses to choose from including certificates, traineeships, apprenticeships, diplomas and degrees, and our support mechanisms ensure you choose a course that’s right for you. Our nationally recognised courses offer practical experience, not just theory, so you graduate with invaluable industry skills and enterprise connections. CIT students receive the very best in teaching and learning expertise, with progressive and accessible education solutions using the latest technology and options for flexible and online learning. Spread across six locations in Canberra, there is a supportive learning environment close to you, home to world-class libraries and information technology resources, as well as sporting and recreational facilities. If you ever need help, we’re here to assist you with student support, peer tutoring, counselling, disability support, and our dedicated CIT Yurauna Centre providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We hope this publication gives just a taste of the CIT spirit and we look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Adrian Marron Chief Executive Canberra Institute of Technology

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CIT OPEN DAY 2013 Helping you make the right training and career choice for your future

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST | 9am – 4pm – Friendly and qualified teachers from over 400 courses available all day – Book your own tour of our state-of-the-art training facilities – Hear about CIT first-hand from our student ambassadors – Bring your friends and family for a great day For more information visit cit.edu.au/openday or contact infoline@cit.edu.au or (02) 6207 3188 Canberra Institute of Technology Workplace Online Campus | cit.edu.au


CONTENTS CIT Campuses

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CIT Student Association

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CIT Learning Environment

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CIT Library and Information Services

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CIT Accommodation

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CIT Yurauna Centre

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CIT Services

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Student Support – Here to Help You

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14 Essentials to get you started

16 Apprenticeships and Traineeships

19 Skills Recognition

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

23 Art – Design

Automotive

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Community – Children – Disability

Health

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Culinary

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Hospitality – Tourism – Events

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Electrical – Plumbing

28 Beauty – Hairdressing

37 Communication – Media – Music

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Engineering – Metal Fabrication

Science – Forensics

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Environment – Horticulture

33 Business – Management – Accounting

IT – Games – Library

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30 Building – Construction

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Surveying – Spatial Information

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Fitness – Sport – Massage

Veterinary – Animal

How to Apply and Enrol

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Course Fees and Fee Assistance

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Scholarships

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LIVING IN CANBERRA Canberra, the urban centre of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is a cosmopolitan city of over 365,000 people.

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Canberra is Australia’s capital city, and one of the world’s few planned cities. It is a city in a park surrounded by native bushland and is often referred to as the ‘bush capital’. But hidden beneath the leafy surrounds is a thriving modern city with stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping and a busy calendar of events and festivals. 2013 sees Canberra celebrate 100 years since the Foundation Stones were laid with a year-long program full of exciting events. The Centenary of Canberra will showcase the very best of the nation’s capital – the people, the places and the events that contribute to Canberra’s role in our national story.

CIT CAMPUSES

Map of Canberra This map is not to scale.

CIT Gungahlin Gozzard Street, Gungahlin

CIT Reid Constitution Avenue, Reid CIT Bruce Haydon Drive, Bruce Parliament House

CIT Fyshwick Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick

CIT Woden Ainsworth Street, Phillip

CIT Tuggeranong Anketell Street (Centrepoint Building), Tuggeranong

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CIT has six campuses, set in beautiful, leafy surrounds, and all located on major public transport routes. CIT’s campuses are home to world-class libraries, information technology resources and sporting and recreational facilities. There are also plenty of places to enjoy the social side of being a student. Our campuses are designed to enhance a supportive learning environment. You will find teachers and students working and studying alongside each other. You can also enjoy the benefits of having trade centres on site. At CIT Reid, you can enjoy discounted hair and beauty treatments, or reasonably-priced meals prepared by students and apprentices at CIT Reid’s own restaurant. CIT Bruce also offers CIT Fit & Well fitness and massage clinic, conveniently located on campus.


CIT BRUCE CIT Bruce is located in the northern suburbs of Canberra, close to the University of Canberra and the nation’s premier sporting centre, the Australian Institute of Sport. CIT Bruce is home to the award-winning CIT Sustainability Skills Training Hub and is set in the peaceful surroundings of native bushland. But don’t be deceived – major shopping centres, entertainment venues and cafes are only a stone’s throw away.

CIT FYSHWICK CIT Trade Skills is located in Fyshwick, the industrial hub of Canberra, making it accessible to the industries that play such an important role in on-campus training. You will find state-ofthe-art training facilities to support studies in electrical trades, plumbing, automotive and metals.

7 CIT GUNGAHLIN CIT Gungahlin, in Canberra’s rapidly expanding northern suburbs, is co-located with the state-of-the-art Gungahlin College and Gungahlin Public Library. As well as having its own flexible learning and teaching spaces, CIT Gungahlin shares access to specialist college teaching facilities including a CISCO lab, commercial kitchen and visual arts spaces.

CIT REID CIT Reid is within walking distance from Canberra City, providing easy access to stylish cafes, bars, cinemas, and shops. Lake Burley Griffin is close by, as are major national attractions such as the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon.

CIT TUGGERANONG CIT Tuggeranong is located in the town centre of Tuggeranong, which includes major shops, and entertainment and sporting facilities. All CIT students can drop in to access wide-ranging support for their studies. Students can also access a range of flexible study options at the centre’s learning facilities.

CIT WODEN CIT Woden is located in the leafy suburb of Phillip in Canberra’s inner-south and is close to a range of recreational centres and sporting facilities. Woden also boasts a major shopping centre and stylish cafés. CIT Woden has a CIT Student Services, CIT Learning Centre and café, all of which were refurbished in 2009/10.

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CIT Student Association The CIT Student Association (CITSA) is an independent organisation on campus that represents all CIT students. CITSA has a student representative council made up of nine elected students. CITSA offers a wide range of student support services and social activities, including a welcome week and various organised events so you can meet and socialise with other students.

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Your tuition fees will include the CITSA services fee. This fee gives you access to all CITSA services including: – discounts in CITSA cafes, bookshops, canteens, entertainment, social and sporting activities, sporting equipment, squash courts, sports halls and lots more – free smartphone app CITSA4U (Android and iPhone) – student diaries and planners – student advocacy – on-campus support – accommodation advice – online job vacancies – CITSA trips away. Social and cultural events on campus give you the opportunity to meet other students. CITSA has many different opportunities on- and off-campus for students, including: – welcome back breakfasts – trips away (social or sporting) – national competitions – social BBQs – exhibitions – sporting events – Eastern University Games (sporting teams) – movie nights – volunteering – representation on CIT Committee – CITSA Council (nine elected students) – representation on CIT committees.

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CIT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT CIT understands that students lead busy and varied lives. We pride ourselves on providing a variety of study options, making it easier for students to gain a first-class education in the way that best suits them. Many of our courses enable students to study full-time or part-time, day or night, online, or in the workplace. Courses vary in duration, and may run during the day or evening.

FULL-TIME Full-time study is a minimum of 15 hours a week, although most courses also require additional study time. Courses vary in duration, and may run during the day or evening.

PART-TIME Part-time study is a maximum of 15 hours a week. Again, additional study time is usually expected but a full-time commitment is not required.

We pride ourselves on providing a variety of study options, making it easier for students to gain a first-class education in the way that best suits them.”

eLEARN All CIT students can benefit from CIT’s world class eLearn environment. Communicate with teachers, or access learning and other support services through an online learning platform.

ONLINE, ON- OR OFF-CAMPUS CIT’s eLearn environment supports students whether they are studying face-to-face on-campus, fully offcampus, in the workplace, or via one of CIT’s flexible learning options.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS Flexible learning options are ideal for those balancing study with work or caring for a family, and remove the pressure to complete qualifications in a fixed time frame. You start when you like and study where you like, whether in a CIT Learning Centre, at home, or in the workplace. An increasing number of CIT courses can be studied flexibly and accessed throughout the year at a CIT Learning Centre. All flexible learning options provide students with access to a specialist teacher. Visit cit.edu.au for the latest list of flexible learning options.

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The library and information services, available at CIT’s Learning Centres, provide access to the latest books, journals and e-resources. Consult CIT Learning Centre staff members for help with research, or to discuss your learning needs. CIT’s Learning Centres are a valuable part of studying, providing spaces for learning; access to information, computers and the internet; printing and photocopying facilities; a range of resources to support each course; and areas for group and individual work. Each campus has a CIT Learning Centre, where these services are available. Students can also access library and information services, including expert staff, via the website or on CIT’s eLearn. The popular Drop-in Support program is available for all students at the CIT Bruce, CIT Gungahlin, CIT Reid and CIT Woden Learning Centres, with academic support provided by specialist staff. CIT Learning Centre orientation sessions are run regularly. Our CIT Learning Centres have extensive opening hours, with 24 hour access at CIT Reid.

CIT ACCOMMODATION At CIT, we seek to make the transition into study as easy as possible by offering comfortable, wellequipped accommodation close to our campuses. CIT has accommodation available in three student residences situated in the Canberra suburbs of Reid (Monterey Apartments), Bruce (Campus Residence) and Macquarie (Bowman House). The residences are self-catered and provide comfortable fully-furnished single bedroom accommodation that includes a phone line; heating; shared kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and living rooms; a television; and car parking. Rooms are allocated on a fair and equal basis to full-time international and regional students over the age of 18.

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CIT YURAUNA CENTRE CIT Yurauna Centre is CIT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support centre. It is communityfocussed, welcoming all CIT Indigenous students into the ‘Yurauna family’ to help them achieve their educational and personal goals. Indigenous students will be joining an incredibly supportive, friendly, encouraging environment – many students say CIT Yurauna Centre helped them in more ways than they thought possible. CIT Yurauna Centre regularly organises social events such as weekly barbeque lunches and guest speakers, and also organises large-scale events on-campus such as NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week, showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through music, traditional dance, food and artwork.


CIT Services CIT STUDENT SERVICES

CIT RESTAURANT

CIT Student Services is a one-stop shop for most of your needs. Our supportive and friendly staff can help you with information on pre-enrolment; administration, such as application forms for skills recognition; and support services, such as counselling and enrolment advice.

Experience the culinary creations of hospitality and hotel management staff and students at CIT’s fully licensed á la carte restaurant, located at CIT Reid. The restaurant is open to the public for reasonably priced lunches, and can cater for groups and corporate functions.

CIT STUDENT ASSOCIATION (CITSA) BOOKSHOPS

CIT HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY SERVICES

CITSA Bookshops are located at CIT Bruce, CIT Reid and CIT Woden, and sell much more than books. They stock a large range of stationery, telephone cards, bus tickets, magazines, newspapers, movie tickets and software. They also offer dry cleaning and other services.

CIT Hairdressing and CIT Beauty are training salons open to the general public and are staffed by supervised apprentices and students who work in the industry. The salons offer a range of professional beauty services or quality cut and colour treatments at very reasonable prices. Students working in the salons get hands-on experience and industry relevant skills. Both salons are located at CIT Reid.

GRADUATION CIT Graduation is a prestigious robed event where your hard work and academic achievements are acknowledged and celebrated. Have your success formally acknowledged in the presence of your fellow students, family and friends.

CIT GYM AND STUDENT MASSAGE

A professional photographer is available to capture the moment, and graduates’ names are published in The Canberra Times.

CIT Fit & Well at CIT Bruce is a fully student-run fitness facility which provides sport and fitness students with the opportunity to gain practical industry experience. It is open to staff, students and the general public. CIT Fit & Well students work with athletes for training and injury management, as well as patients for rehabilitation and the general public for fitness training, personal training and group exercise classes. The student massage clinic are also open to the general public and staffed by students under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

CITSA CANTEENS AND CAFÉ YALA

CIT CHILDCARE

CIT Bruce, CIT Reid and CIT Woden all offer options if you’re looking for a coffee or bite to eat.

Childcare centres are located at CIT Bruce, CIT Reid and close to CIT Woden. The centres cater for the children of staff and students, and provide quality care for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is also a childcare centre CIT at Reid for the children of Adult Migrant English Program students.

Graduation ceremonies are held each year in May at the AIS Arena in Bruce, which is transformed into a spectacular graduation hall, befitting the importance of the occasion.

The CITSA Canteens stock fresh sandwiches, salads and hot food. Café Yala is open every day during the semester, and serves coffee, tea, frappes, hot chocolates, cakes and muffins.

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Student Support CIT LEARNING SUPPORT 12

Sometimes a bit of support can make all the difference when you are struggling with your studies. Drop-in Support is available at our CIT Learning Centres, where teachers can provide help in areas including research and study skills; preparing oral presentations; understanding and responding to assignments; maths; time management and study tips; and using computers and the internet. CIT Learning Centres are well-equipped places to learn and study, with computers, internet access, printing and photocopying facilities and lots of support available. Library staff can help with finding relevant learning resources or assist with using and referencing the resources appropriately.

CIT PEER TUTORING Peer tutoring can help you achieve success. If you are finding a subject difficult, the program can try to assign you a peer tutor to provide assistance. All peer tutors are fellow students who have advanced skills in the area you need help in, and have been recommended by the teacher as someone with the required expertise to explain the concepts involved. Students receiving peer tutoring contribute a small amount towards the payment of their tutor and CIT and CIT’s Student Association (CITSA) pay the remainder. There are limits on access and session numbers in this program. To sign up for tutoring or to become a peer tutor make an appointment with the peer tutoring coordinator.

– Here to Help You CIT COUNSELLING AND YOUTH SUPPORT CIT students have access to a free and confidential counselling service. Our counsellors specialise in helping you enhance your study skills, reduce your exam anxiety, set goals and deal with any personal problems which may be affecting your study. Our counsellors are either registered psychologists or social workers. Counselling sessions and client files are confidential, so no information about you, including the fact you have visited a counsellor, will be released without your permission. While our counsellors will try to assist students in distress, this is not a crisis service and counsellors are not always immediately available. Bookings are usually required (for urgent assistance phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Mental Health ACT Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team on 1800 629 354). The CIT Student Support team includes a specialist youth advisor who provides advice, support and referrals for students under 25 years. If you are experiencing difficulties – whether they are personal or related to your studies – our youth advisor may be able to help.

CIT STUDENT EQUITY At CIT we believe that discrimination is not acceptable. We believe that everyone should be treated fairly, regardless of their sexuality, age, race, religious or political beliefs, gender, marital or parental status, or if they have a disability or are pregnant. The student equity officer works across CIT on issues that may arise relating to harassment, bullying, discrimination or perceived discrimination. The student equity officer can provide you with free and confidential advice, information and assistance. Our student equity officer ensures that both women and men are fairly represented and supported in courses, particularly those that involve new technologies and non-traditional skills.

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CIT DISABILITY SUPPORT We aim to provide an environment where students with a disability are able to study without disadvantage. Before applying for a course at CIT, you are encouraged to make an appointment with one of our disability education advisors to discuss your goals and any possible impact on your studies. They can also advise you on course selection. We are committed to providing suitable and reasonable adjustments to support you if you have a disability. CIT Disability Support can assist you in your studies with a range of services including pre- and postenrolment advice and support. This may include provision of Auslan/English sign language interpreters, classroom and assessment support and technological support to empower your individual learning.

CIT MIGRANT SUPPORT CIT provides specialist support to mainstream migrant and refugee students where their learning needs cannot be met by other CIT courses. We work with students to design pathways into CIT courses, provide support for study and exams, deal with issues or complaints about discrimination and referrals to community services and agencies. Our cultural diversity coordinator works with migrant and refugee students to understand the education and workplace culture in Australia. These services are free and confidential to students studying at CIT.

CIT CAREER ADVISORS CIT students have access to dedicated career advisors. One-on-one appointments are available for students interested in career information, study options or pathways to employment. Career advisors can provide you with information about the variety of different courses available at CIT and help you identify your best avenue of study. If you have already completed some study, career advisors can also provide assistance on pathway options to further study. For more information email CIT on infoline@cit.edu.au, go to cit.edu.au or phone (02) 6207 3188.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT International students have access to many of the services in student support. CIT provides additional support to international students through a manager of international pastoral care and pastoral care officers. Pastoral Care Officers (PCO) are delegated teachers or staff in each centre who support international students in their area. See your area for your PCO’s contact details. The Manager of International Pastoral Care is available for student referrals and advice, and coordinates some CIT events for international students. They work in collaboration with your centre Pastoral Care Officer to assist you to adapt to the Australian educational experience.

CIT YURAUNA CENTRE CIT Yurauna Centre is CIT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support centre, which provides support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at CIT. Living by the word Yurauna, which means ‘to grow,’ the centre provides students with the support needed to balance life, study and ambitions for the future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff can assist students with study and career advice, enrolment, financial support, tutorial support, literacy and numeracy assessments and time management. Students can also access childcare, counselling, outreach services and even advice about accommodation and support services within CIT and the ACT region. Our goal is for all CIT students to reach their full potential and we work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ensure they can accomplish their study and life goals. Phone: (02) 6207 3309

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Essentials to get you started

Essentials to get you started 14 Are you looking for an alternative pathway to further study or work? The CIT Vocational College can help you make a fresh start.

ACCESS10 (An alternative to the Year 10 Certificate) Did you leave school before completing Year 10? Do you need Year 10 subjects for employment or further study? Do you want to improve your maths, English or computing? CIT’s Access10 course is an alternative Year 10 program for both mature age and young adults. It is an accredited, flexible, self-paced program, providing a solid base in key subject areas including English, mathematics, computing, environment, life in Australia, personal development and preparing for the future. A number of elective options are also available. There are no course fees for this program, however CIT Student Association fees are applicable and there is a materials fee for each subject.

ACT YEAR 12 CERTIFICATE Are you one of those people who forever regrets not completing their formal schooling? Once you start your Year 12 Certificate with CIT, the sky is the limit. Move into your career of choice or continue onto further study at university or CIT. The CIT Year 12 program offers pathways to take you where you want to go. – Our tertiary Year 12 sets you up with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for future university study. – The Year 12 Certificate, for adult learners, has a general education focus, and can include vocational courses. Canberra Institute of Technology Workplace Online Campus | cit.edu.au

The Year 12 program is designed so you can study just the subjects you need, or complete a full ACT Year 12 Certificate. You learn in an adult environment with skilled educators and professional tradespeople, and have access to career advice, counselling and academic support. Mature students can complete an abridged Year 12 package in just one year. To study Year 12 at CIT in 2014 you will need to complete a skills evaluation and attend an enrolment session.

Don’t be one of those people who forever regrets not completing their formal schooling. Once you start your Year 12 Certificate study with CIT, the sky is the limit.”

LEARNING OPTIONS Skills learnt in our Learning Options courses include reading, writing and maths for work or study, computing skills, job-seeking strategies, preparation for work, communication skills, problem solving and study skills. The courses provide a focus on the needs of the learner in a relaxed learning environment. Learning Options can also be adapted to a variety of different learning contexts. For example, Learning Options for Women focuses on preparation for work, building confidence and networks and updating general skills for the workplace. The all-important aspects of resumé, selection criteria and interview techniques are also covered, and the course includes a work placement.


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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Is English your second, third or fourth language? CIT English as a Second Language courses will improve your skills in speaking, listening, reading or writing English, from a beginner to advanced level. Our qualified, experienced teachers will build your confidence to use English for work, study or in the community in a friendly learning environment. Choose to study full-time or part-time, in a class based on your language level and learning needs. Programs include the Adult Migrant English Program*, the Language Literacy and Numeracy Program**, and English for Employment, Study and Life. *The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. **Funded by the Australian Government through the Language Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP).

STUDENT PROFILE

TEACHER PROFILE

CORINNE DAVIDSON

SHARON BIDDER

CIT Student, Access10

CIT Teacher, CIT Vocational College

“I dropped out of school before I finished grade 10. I knew I needed to get my Year 10 Certificate, but I didn’t like school.

“I have worked at CIT since 2009. I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for over 15 years, in both Australia and the UK.

I discovered Access10 at CIT and liked how it was an alternative. The teachers were so helpful, and while I was studying, I really feel that I grew up.

A lot of our students come from difficult backgrounds or have had fairly negative educational experiences. I find it incredibly rewarding to see students blossom. We really try to create an environment where students feel safe and where they will take a chance.

As part of the course I did work experience. It was definitely out of my comfort zone, but they gave me lots to do and it meant I got to learn new things. Once I finish Access10, I’m going to do a business course at CIT. It was not something I ever thought I’d do, but the teachers encouraged me and gave me all the help I needed to get started. In the future I hope to get a job in the public service, in administration, bookkeeping or finance. I’m really glad I found Access10 – it’s done so much for me.”

I always feel incredibly proud seeing students come out the other end of the program. As well as teaching inside the classroom, we help a lot of students with other issues such as housing or getting a job. The amount of effort and work that the team puts in both inside and outside the classroom is amazing. All of this combines to create this fabulous environment that students can be a part of.”

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

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WHAT ARE AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICESHIPS? Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work and structured training, and allow you to learn a trade or workplace skills and receive a nationally-accredited qualification. – Apprenticeships: Usually last three or four years and cover ‘traditional’ trades such as carpentry, electrical, hairdressing and plumbing. – Traineeships: Usually last one or two years and provide training in vocational areas not usually covered by apprenticeships. Traineeships are available across a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry. Apprenticeships and traineeships can be undertaken either full-time, part-time or as an Australian SchoolBased Apprenticeship (ASBA). If you’re a CIT apprentice, trainee or ASBA you will receive highquality training from teachers who have extensive industry experience. Once you have completed your apprenticeship or traineeship CIT will issue you with a nationallyrecognised qualification.

WHICH AREAS DOES CIT TRAIN APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES IN? Australian Apprenticeships (this includes traineeships/ ASBAs) are available in many more industries than ever before. CIT manages off-the-job training in a wide range of areas including:

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– aged care – allied health – automotive – bakery – building and construction – business – butchery and cookery – carpentry – children’s services – community services – dental assisting – electrical – engineering – hairdressing – horticulture – hospitality – IT and library – painting and plastering – plumbing – refrigeration and air conditioning – sheet metal fabrication.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE OR TRAINEE? Apprenticeships and traineeships are available to people over the age of 15. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers. You do not need to have a high school certificate or other qualification. To be eligible you must: – be at least 15 years old – undertake an Australian apprenticeships qualification with an approved Registered Training Organisation (such as CIT) – be an Australian citizen or permanent resident


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Want to know more? cit.edu.au/apprentice 17 – be able to undertake a minimum of 15 hours combined work and training per week (Australian School-Based Apprentices must undertake a minimum of 11 hours and maximum of 20 hours) – not be a casual employee or self-employed (sub-contractor).

HOW MUCH WILL MY APPRENTICESHIP COST? Apprenticeships and traineeships are generally divided into stages, and each stage has different costs which reflect the more complex skills you learn as well as the equipment and materials you use. You may also be required to purchase other things such as a uniform, tools or equipment to use on the job.

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICESHIPS Get your future career underway with an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship (ASBA). If you are a secondary student aged 15 years or over, a CIT ASBA means you can start an apprenticeship and get paid while you train. You then finish college with both a Year 12 Certificate and a great qualification. For information on how to get started, contact CIT or your school’s career adviser.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP COURSES CIT offers a range of pre-apprenticeship courses in skill shortage areas such as carpentry and plumbing trades to help you fast-track your way into an apprenticeship. You’ll also finish your certificate III apprenticeship qualification in less time.

CIT can also give you the basic skills to get you the edge in gaining a traineeship. We offer, for example, a range of computer and business courses which give you the basic skills that employers are now looking for.

STUDENT PROFILE SARA BURKE CIT Graduate, Hairdressing – 2012 Australian Apprentice of the Year “After year 12, I went straight into a hairdressing apprenticeship, at CIT and La Bimbi Salon.

See Sara’s story

cit.edu.au/sara I was always under the impression that you had to have a degree to get anywhere in life so I always envisioned a career path which involved university. I took a gap year after college, and decided to have a go at hairdressing. It was a tough decision to go against what my friends and family believed to be an acceptable career path, but I am so glad I did.

The greatest part about CIT is you are given responsibility. You are given the freedom to put the theory into practice in a safe environment. Learning hairdressing isn’t always about getting it right – just ask my Mum how many asymmetrical haircuts she had in the beginning. I believe wholeheartedly in apprenticeships. Over the last four years I haven’t just learnt to cut and colour hair. I have learnt more about myself than I could ever imagine. I now hope to pack my bags and head to Europe. I feel I need a taste of what’s out there, to hone my skills and bring my knowledge back home. I also love teaching and believe in nurturing the next generation and opening their eyes to this wonderful profession, and in the future I can see myself in the area of training.”

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Did you know that as a CIT student you can access all CIT Learning Centre services and facilities at any CIT location? Each CIT Learning Centre offers: – flexible learning options – library services – drop-in tutorials – computer and study spaces – access to PCs, internet, photocopying, printing and eLearn – CIT Student Services (CIT Tuggeranong and CIT Gungahlin only) Access CIT Learning Centre services online at cit.edu.au/library, or visit any CIT location. CIT BRUCE | Block H, 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce | P (02) 6205 4250 | E lcbruce@cit.edu.au CIT FYSHWICK | Block E, Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick | P (02) 6207 3800 | E lcfyshwick@cit.edu.au CIT GUNGAHLIN | 25 Gozzard Street, Gungahlin | P (02) 62050154 | E lcgungahlin@cit.edu.au CIT REID | Block E, 37 Constitution Avenue, Reid | P (02) 6207 3366 | E lcreid@cit.edu.au CIT TUGGERANONG | Unit 8, 175 Anketell Street, Tuggeranong | P (02) 6207 3676 | E lctuggeranong@cit.edu.au CIT WODEN | Block A, 160 Ainsworth Street, Phillip | P (02) 6207 4804 | E lcwoden@cit.edu.au * 24 hour access is available at the Reid location.

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Skills Recognition

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WHAT IS SKILLS RECOGNITION? Have your existing skills and knowledge recognised through CIT’s Skills Recognition process, making your work and life experiences count toward your qualification. Skills Recognition is an efficient way of helping you to achieve your career or study goals, as you do not have to study something you have already learnt.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR SKILLS RECOGNITION? There are no fees for recognition based on previous formal learning but there are fees for recognising your work and life experience. This fee is charged at the same rate as your usual subject registration fee, and you will be charged for each subject you are applying for.

RECOGNISING YOUR WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

CAN CIT HELP ME TO APPLY FOR SKILLS RECOGNITION?

As you travel through life, you gather a variety of skills and a vast amount of knowledge which can be recognised formally against a qualification. You can gather experience through:

CIT staff members can help you apply for Skills Recognition. For more information visit CIT Student Services or contact us by email on infoline@cit.edu.au, go to cit.edu.au or phone (02) 6207 3188.

– your career or work history – hobbies – community work – volunteering – raising a family

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– social, recreational and educational activities.

CASI WEBER

RECOGNISING YOUR PREVIOUS FORMAL STUDY We recognise subjects or competencies you have successfully obtained through another accredited vocational educational institution.

Make your work and life experiences count toward your qualification.”

CIT Graduate, Allied Health

“I came to study Allied Health Assistance at CIT when I was looking for a career change. As I had done a large amount of study beforehand, I was able to get credit through CIT’s Skills Recognition process. It was great because it meant I didn’t have to study the subjects I had done before, which not only saved me time, but reduced my workload and allowed me to continue working full time.”

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Artist: Naomi Thorne

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 20 – Want to tell your Indigenous story? – Develop your literacy and numeracy skills for further study. – Want a better appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? Our range of courses can enhance employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, aiming to improve literacy, numeracy, communication and other vocational skills. You can also diversify into specific Aboriginal or Torres Strait cultural arts and history studies. Creative Indigenous writing is another exciting option. CIT is the place to learn about the rich and varied cultural wonders of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples… for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Indigenous art and craft artist, studio assistant, art gallery technician Are you one of many Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people with a flair and instinct for the unique cultural art of our First Nations peoples? A course from CIT could lead you to a career in a studio or working from home. Your skills could lead to employment in photography, textiles design, sculpture or jewellery making. Museum, library, visitor service centre assistant Indigenous knowledge and skills can lead to employment in many cultural centres and institutions, as a tour leader or guide, or in the background as an assistant or technician.

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STUDENT PROFILE ANTHONY CRINGLE-O’CONNELL CIT Graduate, Access10, CIT Yurauna Centre “When I finished year 10, I didn’t like school, and didn’t want to stay on for college. I wanted a job which gave me some kind of qualification or experience which I could take with me even if I left, so I applied for the army. Unfortunately I didn’t get in based on my marks. I needed to improve my grades, but didn’t want to go back to the school environment. I looked at different places, and found the Access10 program at CIT, which is an alternative to the Year 10 Certificate. I really enjoyed it – I found the environment so much better than school. CIT really stood out, particularly because of CIT Yurauna Centre. From the moment I arrived, I found everyone was very welcoming. If I didn’t have the support that I did at CIT Yurauna Centre, I probably wouldn’t have made the effort. If you ever need help, you can get it. At school there are lots of other people, so you can’t always get the help. I’ve now improved my marks, increased my confidence, and plan to reapply for the army next year.”


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/Indigenous 21 skills within the Indigenous community. That’s why I co-founded the Indigenous Textiles and Glass artists group, and I am very involved in the ACT Indigenous writers group, Us Mob Writing. It is also why I love teaching.

TEACHER PROFILE LYNDY DELIAN CIT Teacher, CIT Yurauna Centre “I have worked at CIT Yurauna Centre for almost a year. I am an artist, a past student of CIT Yurauna Centre and currently the cultural arts teacher. As an artist, I work in a variety of mediums, including painting and print making but I especially enjoy working with glass, and the challenge of telling stories of an ancient culture using this contemporary medium. A real highlight for me was being chosen as part of the Australian delegation along with the best Indigenous artists and performers in Australia, to showcase my glasswork at the Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands in 2012.

It is a great privilege to work in cultural arts at CIT Yurauna Centre – which has a very strong history of training many of the top Indigenous artists in Australia. I see so many students of all ages flourish and grow in confidence through the cultural arts courses. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who study at CIT become part of the CIT Yurauna Centre community. And we all really admire the students – it is quite courageous to take those first few steps back to learning. They’re all real leaders in their peer groups. We’re all so proud that they keep coming along, and of how much they achieve.”

Artist: Daniel Dempsey-Richards

CIT is the place to learn about the rich and varied cultural wonders of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

For me it is important to share our stories andNaomi nurture the creative Artwork: Thorne

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CIT design, fashion and photography graduates have a reputation for being work-ready.� Designer: Georgina Gratton

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Art – Design

Artist: Emma Butz

Designer: Jade Sargent

Art – Design 23 – Do you have a creative flair? – Would you like to stitch up a career in fashion? – Design can take you a lot further than you think. CIT Creative Industries graduates have a reputation for being work-ready – such is the status of our courses in these vibrant fields, and the invaluable interactions with professional teachers and industry placement programs. Our practical, hands-on courses in design, fashion and photography offer access to large workshops, state-ofthe-art training facilities and digital cameras. You can also work in our professionally-equipped Macintosh labs with 100 available workstations, current industrystandard software and after-hours access.

DESIGN With an emphasis on real-world learning and industry engagement, graphic design, interior design and building design students work closely with industry throughout their studies, working on real projects with real clients, equipping them with professional portfolios on graduation.

FASHION Got a passion for fashion? Our courses will nurture your creativity and give you the skills and hands-on experience to get into this vibrant industry. You will study in a simulated environment similar to a workshop or studio, designed to help you make a smooth transition into industry, freelance work or exhibitions.

PHOTOGRAPHY CIT photography graduates have gained jobs at some of Australia’s best known cultural institutions. Our photography courses include major studies in computer-based imaging, commercial applications, business and research skills, industry awareness and photographic technology.

VISUAL ARTS

Artist: Ashly Kark

Get all the skills you need to work in the colourful world of visual arts. Express your individual creative vision through your own exhibition. Our courses also provide pathways to university.

Artist: Christine Tunnah Designer: Annette Clarke

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Art – Design Designer: Zhila Naem

Designer: Hai Ha Hoang

Designer: Luise Zolio

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Graphic designer, digital media designer, desktop publisher, web designer, visual merchandiser, advertising designer, publisher Digital media skills and graphic design are required for jobs in web design, multimedia product development and electronic printing and publishing. Employment in desktop publishing or advertising, as an illustrator, is a much sought after and exciting option.

Visual artist, art exhibition assistant, design assistant, architectural draftsperson, building designer, residential interior designer, commercial interior designer, visual merchandiser, colour consultant There is no better place to start drawing and designing houses and buildings than CIT. From a career as a draftsperson to building design for residential or commercial properties, or to the insides and the decorating or colour schemes, we have it all covered. These courses are also a good path to retail or consultancy jobs in these fields. CIT’s visual arts and creative design courses are just the ticket if you have dreams of your own art and design practice or studio, or as an exhibition coordinator or managing a gallery. Dressmaker and fitter, pattern maker, fashion designer or consultant, stylist or merchandiser

Designer: Adriana Gillet

Our fashion courses will open doors to the massive world of fashion design, clothing retail and product development worlds. Explore the many opportunities available to you as you get to know the industry – you could start your own fashion label or join an established label, be part of the clothing production industry, or even work in clothing sales. Even fashion media is an option for CIT fashion graduates. Commercial photographer, photographic illustrator, digital image creator, photo imaging assistant

Designer: Philip Mudin

Designer: Morgan McKeller

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Photographic career opportunities are broad, from running your own freelance photography business (think corporate, commercial, events, product, fashion, wedding, portrait or studio photography). Photography at CIT could also lead to teaching, a career as a photojournalist or into the retail side of imaging or a photo lab.


Art – Design Designer: Robert Tomanovski

Designer: Perera Designer: Niroshini Luise Zolio

Designer: Niroshini Perera

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STUDENT PROFILE

TEACHER PROFILE

JENNIFER ANGELATOS

ROY TORKINGTON

CIT Graduate, Interior Design

CIT Teacher, Graphic Design

“I worked as a graphic designer for more than 20 years. There was always a lot of sitting involved, and I decided I wanted a change. I always had an interest in interior design, so I looked into courses both interstate and in Canberra, and really liked the look of the advanced diploma at CIT. It sounded very practical and hands-on which really appealed to me. I found going back to study after such a long time difficult at first – there was a big generation gap between me and the other students. But they were all incredibly warm, embracing and inclusive. The teachers were also really attentive. It was challenging at times, but I really feel the teachers have equipped us well to go out into the industry. We also did a work placement as part of our studies which gave us on-the-job experience.”

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“I have been a graphic design and digital media teacher at CIT for around five years. Before that, I worked as a graphic designer, and was also a musician in a band, recording and touring. I actually originally did my study at CIT, and always retained some ties with some of the CIT teachers. I was lecturing at a university for a period of time, when a position became available at CIT. Studying graphic design is great at CIT because it’s a really hands-on course, and we are on the cutting edge of the latest technology. It’s a great place to study if you want to stay current. We also try and do as many real life assignments as we can, with real world clients. So when students finish, they’ve not only had real experience and made industry contacts, but they also have a professional portfolio which will get them a long way in landing a job.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – INTERIOR DESIGN

Certificate IV in Interior Design

Diploma of Interior Design

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

6 months

1 year

6 months

Degree 1 year

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Automotive

Automotive

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

26 – Got a knack for fixing mechanical things? – Like mucking about with boats, cars and motorbikes? – Love the sound of a healthy motor? CIT offers automotive technicians, apprentices and trainees the opportunity to learn on the latest equipment, late model cars and engines, and to benefit from our industry partnerships. Experienced technicians can use CIT study to further their careers with advanced diagnostic and repair skills. A wide range of career opportunities are available and the practical hands-on approach taught by CIT will help you take your place in the industry. CIT automotive courses are not just about what is under the bonnet of cars. We have courses to further your dreams of working with a host of vehicles – motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, forklifts, trucks and heavy machinery.

CIT automotive courses are not just about what is under the bonnet of cars.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Mechanical service and repair technicians Our automotive students are not limited to working only with engines. You could find work as a specialist in steering, suspension, cooling systems, tyre fitting and other areas of the auto industry, such as customer service. Electrical automotive, spray painting and panel beating technicians We have courses to get you started in these soughtafter jobs, where you can repair and fit auto electrical gear, or paint and weld to your heart’s content. Motorcycle, vehicle equipment hire jobs and diesel specialists Our power equipment and heavy vehicle equipment courses are a great way to pursue a career fixing and maintaining all sorts of machinery.


Automotive

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/automotive 27 how things work, and I’ve always had an interest in cars. So I chose an automotive apprenticeship, through CIT and Gerard Slaven Holden.

STUDENT PROFILE MATT WEBB CIT Student, Automotive “When I was getting to the end of school, I didn’t really want to do year 12, but I thought it was a good idea to get my HSC. I found out that an alternative was to do a school-based apprenticeship, where I could start training for my apprenticeship and also get my HSC. I’ve always been interested in mechanics and

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In the future I would like to specialise in diagnostics, so I am now also completing the Certificate IV in Automotive Technology at CIT.”

I really liked CIT. The teachers were really well-trained, and the facilities at CIT Fyshwick were great – we had lots of equipment to train on. Having had that hands-on experience really made me more confident in the workplace. I also really liked that it was self-paced. I didn’t have to wait for the rest of the class to catch up – I could just go at my own pace and finish whenever I wanted. I have really enjoyed my studies. To me, it’s more like a hobby. After finishing my apprenticeship I was keen to hone my skills, so I went to do the Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology and the Certificate II in Vehicle Air Conditioning at CIT.

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – AUTOMOTIVE

Certificate I in Automotive

Certificate II in Automotive (Various)

Certificate III in Automotive (Various)

6 months

18 months

3-4 years

Certificate IV in Automotive Technology 12 months

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Beauty – Hairdressing

Beauty – Hairdressing

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

28 – Enjoy helping people look their best? – Do you dream of running your own salon? – Considered a career in film or theatre make-up artistry? Want to be a cut above other hair and beauty graduates? The experience you gain at CIT will provide all of the knowledge and skills needed to work in the beauty or hairdressing industries. Beauty students gain skills in facial treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures, eyelash and brow tinting and make-up application. Hairdressing students learn how to cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair with chemical solutions.

Hair and Make-up: Suzzane Walden, CIT Hairdressing

You will also gain real-life experience at CIT Beauty and CIT Hairdressing, CIT’s training salons open to the general public.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Beauty therapist, retail cosmetic assistant Begin a career as a therapist in a beauty therapy salon or day spa, become a make-up artist or work in a specialist waxing salon. You can also work from home, or own your own salon. Hairdresser, hairdressing assistant You could work as a hairdresser or hair assistant in a salon. Enjoy the flexibility of working from home or owning your own salon. Salon manager, day spa manager Manage the overall operation of a business in the beauty, hairdressing or day spa industries.

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You will also gain real-life experience at CIT Beauty and CIT Hairdressing, CIT’s training salons open to the general public.”


Beauty – Hairdressing Hair and Make-up: Alicia Yandell

Hair and Make-up: Teresa Rao

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/beautyhair 29 touched on make-up, and I found I really enjoyed that aspect. I found out a new course, Make-up For Media, was going to be launched, so I changed over to study that. I absolutely loved the course – you learn a whole different area of make-up that I didn’t even know existed. I just learnt so much and built a lot of skills, so it’s been very worthwhile.

STUDENT PROFILE

Our teacher was awesome – she pushed us along and gave us encouragement and was very patient with us. She had so much knowledge about make-up.

LAUREN CATALDO CIT Graduate, Make-up for Media “I first came to CIT when I did my hairdressing apprenticeship just over 10 years ago. While I was at school, I worked part-time in the family hairdressing business. I always enjoyed it, so I decided to get into it after school. After a decade in the hairdressing industry, I felt like a change, and decided to come back to CIT to study beauty therapy. The course

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Through her connections, we were given the opportunity to apply to work as the make-up artist on a feature film, filmed by a Brisbanebased company on location just outside of Canberra. I submitted my portfolio and was selected, and it was the highlight of my studies. At the start it was a bit scary, but after a few days in, it was so much fun! It was definitely

like nothing I’ve ever done before. It was really great to have the experience and apply my skills to a real life scenario. And my hairdressing skills came in handy as well – I ended up doing both the hair and make-up. Next year I’m going to study Advanced Make-up For Media. After I finish that I hope to work in the industry. There are so many avenues with make-up – with TV and photography – but now that I’ve had my first taste of doing film and loved it, I’d really like to head that way.”

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SARA BURKE CIT Graduate, Hairdressing – 2012 Australian Apprentice of the Year

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – HAIRDRESSING

Certificate II in Hairdressing

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Diploma of Salon Management

6 months

2 years

6 months

6 months

Degree

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Building – Construction

Building – Construction

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

30 – Like using your hands? – Interested in operating high-risk machinery? – Build a career in the construction industry. CIT’s building and construction courses are an ideal launch pad for a lifelong career. Building and construction apprentices can pursue the best of both worlds – learn while you earn as an apprentice with access to all the latest skills, knowledge and training techniques, and the perfect pathway to an in-demand career. You could eventually start your own business in any number of building trades. Many building trade courses offer qualifications for various trade licences. We also have a host of pathways which help upskill qualified tradespeople and those looking to enter an apprenticeship.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Builder, cabinet maker, tiler, painter and decorator, carpenter and joiner, plasterer, glazier CIT’s building courses offer ACT Class B and C licence qualifications, which are the ideal way to get to your goal of owning a small-to-medium sized building business. There are numerous career options to explore once you are skilled in a trade. Civil construction worker, construction worker CIT can provide you with the skills you need to use construction plant and machinery, placing you in big demand by construction employers.

CIT’s building and construction courses are an ideal launch pad for a lifelong career.”

CIT’s KATO MR130 mobile slewing crane

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Building – Construction

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STUDENT PROFILE CALLUM YOUNG CIT Student, Cabinet Making

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I finished school, but I topped my woodwork classes, and I was really interested in the area.

I think doing vocational work experience while still at school is a great way to try things out before you decide what you want to do. Given that this is my first job, I wasn’t really too sure what I was getting myself in to, and it’s a big change from school. But my work experience set me on the right path, and I’ve found the apprenticeship a great way to make the transition into the workforce.”

While I was in Year 12, I did work experience in cabinet making, with about six weeks of work experience throughout the year. I did a range of jobs like building cupboards and drill boxes, and installing kitchens. Then when I finished school, I was offered an apprenticeship in cabinet making which I started in mid-January. I do one day per week at CIT, and then the rest of the week in the workplace. Overall the apprenticeship will take me four years to complete. I’m really enjoying the apprenticeship. I like taking the skills I learn in the classroom at CIT and putting them into practice in the workplace. I was also awarded the 2011 Australian Vocational Student Prize from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the vocational work I did during Year 12.

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Final projects from third-year CIT cabinet-making students

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Certificate III Construction Trade Qualification

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

4 years (Apprenticeship)

18 months

12 months

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Business – Management – Accounting

Business – Management – Accounting

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

33 – Interested in running your own business or working in private, public or not-for-profit organisations? – Have energy and creativity? – See yourself as a manager? At CIT you will develop a range of skills that you need to be successful in business, management or accounting. Our courses are designed to be flexible – for those starting a new career, building their own business or looking for the skills and knowledge needed to move up the corporate business ladder. CIT teachers have hands-on practical experience – some run their own business, others are managers, consultants or experts in the fields of marketing, project management, finance, business administration, legal services and accounting. Their experience and our links with industry and professional associations mean you get the skills you need to succeed. CIT Business also provides pathways into university qualifications, offering recognition for your learning and workplace experience.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Accountant, tax agent, financial controller, office manager, payroll assistant, bookkeeper, BAS agent If you have a head for numbers, enjoy working with people and are well-organised, you will find many job options as an accountant. Accountants are employed as bankers, tax agents, financial managers, consultants or small business advisors. There are also many job openings for payroll assistants and bookkeepers and your duties could include maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems, completing BAS, preparing other office financial statements and developing bookkeeping and management accounting. Advertising account manager, sales representative, marketing manager, market researcher Marketing and advertising play an important role in many organisations by promoting an organisation’s products or services. With skills in marketing you can work as a marketing officer or manager, as a sales manager or in market research. CIT’s courses in marketing will set you up as a marketing/advertising account manager or advertising/ marketing manager, or you may simply want to broaden your portfolio of skills and knowledge about this fascinating field. Most CIT graduates go on to extend their study at university.

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Business – Management – Accounting

Business – Management – Accounting

34 Customer service representative, retail assistant, retail outlet manager If you are well-presented and enjoy working with people you will find many job opportunities, such as retail outlet managers, retail sales assistants in retail outlets, department stores or wholesale businesses. Call and contact centres and telesales also offer positions for people who have excellent communication skills, including a pleasant and friendly manner. Office administrative assistant, medical receptionist, office manager, secretary, personal assistant, executive assistant Business administration skills will lead to employment as an office or administrative assistant, personal assistant, accounts clerk, receptionist, secretary, office manager, records manager or executive assistant. By specialising in medical and health care skills your knowledge of medical terminology and of the Australian health system will provide job openings as a medical administrator, medical receptionist or medical clerk. Export/import manager, sustainability consultant, small business owner By specialising in areas such as international trade, corporate responsibility, sustainability and small business ownership you will extend your knowledge and skills in areas that are becoming increasingly important in today’s global economy. Manager, senior executive, team leader, supervisor, project manager Are you a middle or senior manager interested in developing a more strategic approach to managing? CIT’s management courses are highly regarded and extend to undergraduate and post graduate levels and encompass many of the key skills required in

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senior management, including organisational change, strategic management, marketing, employee relations, human resources, career management, finance and managing knowledge and information. Project management courses are offered flexibly, including online delivery, making it easier to study while you work. Human resource manager, recruitment consultant, personnel manager, training and development officer Personnel management, staff training and human resource management play an important role in many organisations. Specialist skills in these areas will make you well-qualified for positions at all levels in human resources, training and recruitment. Legal secretary, paralegal office clerk, quality auditor, quality assurance manager With specialist knowledge of the legal system, you could be a legal secretary or executive assistant, paralegal office administrator or clerk, or court-room attendant. Quality auditor The area of business auditing can lead to a career as quality auditor, quality assurance manager, quality facilitator, quality and improvement consultant, lead auditor and service quality system support analyst. Project administrators, supervisors, managers and business analysts will also find quality auditing knowledge beneficial.


Business – Management – Accounting

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STUDENT PROFILE

INDUSTRY PROFILE

SARAH ALDERSON

CADE BROWN

CIT Graduate, Business

Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canberra “Initially CIT was one of our clients, but the relationship soon evolved into much more.

“When I left school, I was really keen to get straight into a full-time position, but I still wanted to further my education. I found out that I could do an office traineeship through CIT where I would work four days a week, and study for one and it seemed like the perfect combination of both elements. I started as an office trainee at ActewAGL, and as part of the traineeship completed the Certificate III and IV in Business Administration at CIT. I found being able to take what I had learnt in the classroom and apply it directly to on-the-job situations a great way to learn and develop my confidence in my ability. Doing the traineeship encouraged me to go onto further study, and I am now studying the Diploma of Business Administration.”

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We have employed a number of CIT graduates over the past couple of years, and every one of them has made a positive contribution to both the firm and our culture. CIT graduates have an aptitude for the profession, and the CIT qualification in business provides an excellent foundation for a career, or as a bridge to a university degree. CIT has a strong reputation for producing business graduates with both the skills and knowledge required to make them valuable members of any organisation – big or small. As well as learning the important theoretical aspects to accounting and business administration, they have strong communication and team-working skills.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – BUSINESS OR ACCOUNTING

Certificate III in Accounting OR Business

Certificate IV in Accounting OR Business

Diploma of Accounting OR Business

Advanced Diploma of Accounting OR Business

6 months

6 months

6 months

6 months

Degree with credit from CIT studies

12 – 18 months

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Our graduates consistently win jobs on or before graduating because the practical skills and knowledge they bring to the workplace are highly valued by employers.�

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Communication – Media – Music

Communication – Media – Music

37 – Want to make your mark in media? – Got the gift of the gab? – Always got a tune in your head? If you want to kick-start a career in journalism, public relations, media production or digital communication then CIT is the place to be. Our graduates consistently win jobs on or before graduating because the practical skills and knowledge they bring to the workplace are highly valued by employers. During your study you will have access to digital video cameras, audio recording and computer labs, featuring the latest multimedia, audio and video software. Our music students get real-life experience at CIT’s very own Music Industry Centre, with a number of opportunities to show off your musical prowess. You will also be working with teachers who are tuned into major trends, current software and are industry leaders. Our courses give you the opportunity to gain real world experience through workplace-based training.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Journalist (cadet journalist - radio, print, electronic), producer’s assistant, director’s assistant, studio assistant, technical assistant, conference and events sound engineer With industry leaders teaching you, and the latest technology and equipment at your fingertips, you will be well-placed to launch your media career. As well as being ready to take on a journalism cadetship, you could also be an assistant to an in-house publisher, assistant public relations officer, media monitor, or editorial assistant. Job opportunities on the screen and other electronic media include being a producer, researcher, presenter, studio manager, technical assistant, director, digital editor, project manager, camera operator, lighting technician, audio technician, production coordinator, independent film maker, sound designer or script editor.

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Communication – Media – Music

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Public relations officer, events officer, communication officer Are you interested in a communications career in the corporate world or in government? Do you have an important cause you want to help drive? By learning to research, write and present your ideas with influence to a range of audiences and in various formats, you will be able to pursue a career in public relations, as a media advisor, media monitor, communication officer, or as an event organiser. Music arranger, music director, musician, musicologist, singer, composer, small studio manager, conference and events sound operator and sound engineer Whether you want to perform or work behind the scenes – there are a vast range of opportunities in music. Our courses will give you the experience to produce your very own EP, or develop the postproduction skills to compose or mix music. Production assistant, studio assistant, technical assistant, digital editor’s assistant, production project team member, cable puller, assistant lighting technician, assistant audio technician A course in media production will give you the technical skills to get ahead in this fast-paced industry. Get the skills to develop and manage real media projects. Our students gain hands-on experience at a number of events around Canberra. Work in production, or specialise in areas of lighting or audio.

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Communication – Media – Music

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/comms 39 working at CIT in an assistant role, and the teacher encouraged me to apply to study public relations, which I did. Particularly as a musician, wanting to promote my music and gigs, that’s where my interest in PR and communications came in.

STUDENT PROFILE RAFE MORRIS CIT Graduate, Public Relations “I had studied a range of qualifications at CIT in the past. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, so I studied in broad areas. I am also a musician, and through one of my performances, I was put in contact with a public relations (PR) teacher at CIT. Through that connection, I started

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I studied the Advanced Diploma of Public Relations. I found it really good and varied. In PR there are so many different areas you can specialise in – and the course really shows you every facet, from online communication to even how to take a good photo. So you develop a really broad range of skills. Because I had worked in the area previously, I got Skills Recognition which meant I didn’t have to repeat what I had already done, and it shaved 18 months off my study time. My favourite part of the course were my teachers – they always had so much time for us.

They were very personable and knew a lot about what they were teaching. Now that I’ve finished the advanced diploma, I am enrolled to study at the University of Canberra (UC) next year. Through CIT’s pathways program with UC, I have been given credit for the study I’ve done and have shaved another year off my study. I am also working in the field – I run a community festival for Woden Community Service. I’ve pretty much landed my dream job. I don’t think going to university will really give me much more of an edge in this field – having the practical experience is much more important than a degree. And I really think CIT gives you a lot of that practical experience. Even though I am going to go to uni, I already feel I’m at a point where my resumé is nice and bulky.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – MEDIA

Certificate III in Media

Certificate IV in Media

Diploma of Screen and Media

6 months

6 months

6 months

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Degree

6 months

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Community – Children – Disability

Community – Children – Disability

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

40 – Want a career where you get to help others? – Do you like to think of ways to do things better? – Want to work with children? CIT courses in community services and children’s services enable new and existing workers to broaden their skills base and knowledge, and to increase job prospects. The community services sector offers a rewarding career, and with skills shortages in the area there are many job opportunities. You could work in diverse areas such children’s services, disability work, mental health, youth work, community work, or alcohol and other drugs.

Community sector manager, community centre manager or coordinator, community services adviser Community services work seeks to promote human wellbeing and reduce human suffering and injustice. Existing workers in the sector can use our diploma courses to underpin skills and knowledge required for the successful management of community organisations. Such qualifications are appropriate for community service managers or aspiring managers in aged care, disability care, mental health, drug and alcohol, children’s and youth services, for example. Disability support worker or coordinator, AUSLAN interpreter

You can also combine courses and graduate with two qualifications in almost the time it takes to complete one, giving you even more career options and job prospects.

You could work making a difference to the everyday lives of people with a disability living in their home or a community house. You could also learn to use and understand Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN), the language of the Australian deaf community.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Children’s services educator, learning support assistant

Mental health worker, drug and alcohol worker, case manager, youth worker, youth justice worker, community worker Employment in community services is richly rewarding and vitally important as there are never enough qualified staff in these areas. Other roles include personal carer, respite worker, recreation support officer, community development officer or specialist youth support worker.

The community services sector offers a rewarding career.”

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Give back to others by supporting children and young people, or those with additional educational needs. You will get hands-on experience through professional placements, and establish valuable networks.


Community – Children – Disability

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/community 41 going to get a job without some sort of qualification. I initially enrolled in the Certificate III in Disability at CIT, and eventually went on to complete the Certificate IV in Disability.

STUDENT PROFILE BOB BACCHETTO CIT Graduate, Disability “I was working in the ACT fire brigade for about 24 years when injury and redeployment forced me to find a new career at 48- years-old. I was interested in working with kids with disabilities in schools, but after a few job applications and interviews, I realised I wasn’t

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I absolutely loved the courses. When I initially went through school, I couldn’t get out of there quick enough and I thought I’d struggle going back to study. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. In particular I liked the more relaxed atmosphere of the classroom, and as a class we became a very tight-knit group. Now that I’m out in the workforce, I really find that a lot of the things I learned are what I put into practice. During the certificate III I did a placement at a school, and through the contacts I made, I am now working at the same school. I’m working as a learning support assistant, and I absolutely love it.

It’s really changed my whole working situation – I was quite disappointed when I had to leave the fire brigade, but have found something that I prefer doing. I was planning to retire at 55, but I don’t think that will happen now.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – COMMUNITY SECTOR MANAGEMENT

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs 12 months

Diploma of Community Services

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management 12 months

Bachelor of Social Work 2 years

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Culinary

Culinary

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

42 – Do you love being in the kitchen? – Aspire to be a master chef? – Want to create culinary masterpieces? Become accomplished in culinary skills with specialist training from CIT. We offer courses in commercial cookery, patisserie, butchery, bakery, catering, kitchen management, food safety and hygiene. Our awardwinning teaching staff will give you the skills you need to have a practical and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of your chosen culinary skill, and qualify you for a career in commercial cookery, patisserie, bakery or butchery anywhere in the world. You will gain practical experience both in the workplace and in our own working kitchens at the CIT Restaurant. CIT has world-class competition standard training and demonstration kitchens, and the latest technology. We also offer customised training programs for apprentices choosing to undertake all or part of their training in their workplace. Our culinary courses are for apprentices and trainees, those who aspire to work in this exciting industry or are currently in the industry and wish to enhance their skills, upskill or retrain.

CIT has world class, competition standard training and demonstration kitchens, and the latest technology.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Chef, commercial cook, pastry chef, baker, caterer, kitchen assistant, butcher, deli assistant and boning room assistant Graduates from our culinary courses will be qualified as cooks, pastry chefs, cook’s assistants, commercial kitchen hands, bakers, butchers and caterers. Commercial cookery is a rewarding and creative career. CIT works with industry in the ACT and surrounding region to develop flexible training schedules for apprentices and to target skills shortages, so that graduates are able to find work immediately upon graduation and to concentrate on flexible methods of delivery including a combination of on- and-off-the-job training. Patissier, pastry chef, baker Patisserie is one of the most creative culinary pursuits. You could work baking breads, cakes, gateaux, tortes, pastries, desserts and other sweet treats such as chocolates and macarons. Patissiers, or pastry chefs, can also specialise in sugar and chocolate sculptures.


Culinary

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STUDENT PROFILE

It was quite interesting being a 50-year-old and going into classes with teenagers. But the staff at CIT were incredibly helpful and easy to get on with.

BRYAN ROBERTSON CIT Student, Culinary

I’m still working as a vet, but eventually my wife and I are hoping to relocate to the south coast and to establish a bed and breakfast, where I will put my studies to good use.”

“I have been a veterinary surgeon for over 30 years. When I turned 50, I went away on a holiday to the coast and got thinking about the future. I realised I didn’t want to be a veterinary surgeon for the rest of my working life – I wanted an alternative. I realised I had a real passion for cooking – it was like something just clicked. I decided to go for it and go back to study, and as soon as I got back from the coast went to CIT and got enrolled. Because I was working as a vet I had limited time. Luckily the courses at CIT are incredibly flexible so I was able to fit it all in. I initially did the Certificate II in Commercial Cookery and then the Certificate III in Catering Operations. Then I returned to do the patisserie chef’s course which I will finish this year. I was able to get Skills Recognition for what I’d studied beforehand, so I have saved time and don’t have to repeat things.

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PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – CULINARY

Certificate III in Hospitality

(Commerical Cookery)

Certificate IV in Hospitality

(Commerical Cookery)

2.5 years

Diploma of Hospitality

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

6 months

6 months

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Need targeted training for your people?

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the the arts arts

lifestyle lifestyle

photography photography

ACE

Professional Professional Suite Suite

food food && beverages beverages

languages languages

rural rural

computing computing

leisure leisure

recreation recreation

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Electrical – Plumbing

Electrical – Plumbing

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

46 – Do electronics flick your switch? – Got a pipe dream to work as a plumber? – Like working with the most up-to-date technology? With a qualification in electrical or plumbing from CIT, you’ll be set for life. Electrical and plumbing apprentices can pursue the best of both worlds – learn while you earn as an apprentice with access to all the latest knowledge and training techniques, and the perfect pathway to an in-demand career. You could even eventually start your own business. Our courses in electrical and plumbing are industryapplauded and delivered by teachers with expert knowledge, helping you to further your career, upgrade your skills or get your career started.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Electronics engineering technician Electronics experts select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults or malfunctions in electronic communications systems. Trades – plumbing, roof plumbing, drainage, electrician, refrigeration, air conditioning, mechanical, gas fitting, electronics Just about all things electrical or plumbing open up to you after studying at CIT. Obviously, there is a career as a plumber, sparkie or a fridgie, but you can also specialise in any of the above trades as a technician, repairer, installer or in maintenance. Renewable energy systems Electrical experts install, commission, fault find, maintain and repair renewable energy sources and equipment for control and power systems.

Our courses in electrotechnology and plumbing are industryapplauded and delivered by teachers with expert knowledge.”

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Electrical – Plumbing

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TEACHER PROFILE JOHN HUNT CIT Teacher, Plumbing

“I ran my own plumbing business for 25 years, until 2005 when I began teaching at CIT. I love teaching – it really is the best job. It’s very rewarding, and it’s much easier on my knees. CIT is a great place to study plumbing. We’ve got a great team at CIT who are very experienced and knowledgeable. Our facilities are really up-to-date, so students get real, hands-on experience, and have a really good idea of what life will be like out on the job. Our plumbing training workshop is the largest in the ACT and NSW. We have a big sandpit where they can dig drains, a gas lab with six little kitchens, and wall frames. It’s all set up just as it would be when they turn up at a house for a job, so they get the hands-on experience which gives them the confidence on the job.”

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PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – ELECTRICAL

Certificate II in Electrotechnology Career Start

Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician

1 year

4 years (Apprenticeship)

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Engineering – Metal Fabrication

Engineering – Metal Fabrication

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

48 – Like working with metal, or digital electronics? – Interested in 3D modelling, infrastructure and design? – Ever wondered how something was designed or fabricated? Our engineering and metal fabrication qualifications can open the door to many exciting industries and a diverse range of career opportunities. You will be training in high-class facilities in a hands-on environment. Our engineering courses span across a range of specialist areas, including trade-based engineering qualifications as well as electronic engineering and engineering design. We offer direct pathways to university including the Australian National University (ANU) Associate Degree in Engineering, offered jointly by CIT and ANU.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Engineering technical worker, engineering draftsperson, metal fabricator, metal roof installer, welder There are work options for you within our Diploma of Engineering Design – graduate and you can specialise in structural drafting, civil drafting, civil design drafting and industrial drafting or building services drafting. CIT can also put you on the path to technical work in either mechanical engineering or electronic engineering fields. The welding and fabrication trades can offer many opportunities for your future. You could end up working in the mines, owning your own business, or travelling the world working.

Our engineering and metal fabrication qualifications can open the door to many exciting industries and a diverse range of career opportunities.”


Engineering – Metal Fabrication

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/engineering 49 I heard about CIT and was surprised about the number of courses they ran compared to other providers. I came to Canberra to the CIT Open Day, and decided to apply for the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design. In particular, I really liked the idea of only studying for two years.

STUDENT PROFILE JOSS WHOLOHAN CIT Graduate, Engineering “I left school in grade 10 and did a fitting and machining apprenticeship in Lithgow, NSW, where I lived, and worked for a year as a tradesman. I decided I wanted to do some further study, and was interested in studying engineering, but I wasn’t keen on committing to something for four years.

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By the end I felt ready to go into the workforce, and I feel confident that with my qualification I’ll get the job I want. Even if it’s not specifically in design, I feel my training was fairly flexible and covered a broad spectrum of areas, so I could go anywhere and adapt to the surrounds.”

The course was really good. Because I had finished school in year 10, there was some maths work that I hadn’t covered. I was able to get lots of help from different teachers, which built me up to the level I needed fairly quickly. The teachers were always really helpful. I liked that they shared a lot of their experiences from their working lives. We also had to learn the basics behind mechanical welding, but because of my trade background, I got Skills Recognition, and didn’t have to do three units.

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – METAL FABRICATION

Pre apprenticeship Metal Fabrication 9 months part-time

Certificate III Engineering Fabrication Trade Qualification 2 years

Certificate IV Engineering 1 year

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Environment – Horticulture

Environment – Horticulture

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

50 – Do you care about the environment? – Love working outdoors? – Enjoy creating beautiful and sustainable environments? CIT’s environment and horticultural courses are ideal for anyone with a passion for plants, flowers, or the environment. Stay ahead of the game with a qualification that will equip you to work in environmental conservation and horticulture. Our $15 million horticulture facility is state-of-the-art, so if you are a green thumb you will love learning and creating in a holistic manner in world-class facilities. CIT is set up to give students best industry practice and knowledge in environmental sustainability. Our floristry students get hands-on experience at a wide range of events at some of Canberra’s biggest venues, including taking part in one of the biggest floral event in the country – Floriade.

CIT floristry students even get the opportunity to be involved in one of the biggest flower festivals in the country – Floriade. Combining their creativity with the skills they have developed at CIT, students create a gown made predominantly of floral materials which then goes up against others in the Passion for Fashion competition. This experience not only gives students valuable hands-on experience, but it also opens them up to a wide range of important industry contacts.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Horticulturalist, landscaper, greenkeeper, gardener, research officer Horticultural studies can lead everywhere in this green world – work in plant health and tree care, parks and gardens, nurseries, or start your own landscaping and garden design small business. Every golf club, lawn bowls club and most sports facilities need people with greenkeeping and turf management skills. Florist, assistant florist If it is just about the flowers for you, then your dream job would be designing and constructing floral arrangements. From weddings to functions or everyday bouquets, your colourful creations could bring life to any event.

CIT is set up to give students best industry practice and knowledge in environmental sustainability.”


Environment – Horticulture

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STUDENT PROFILE LUKE ENDRULIS CIT Student, Horticulture

“After moving to Canberra about five years ago, I was working as a baker, and was also working at a hardware store.

fantastic – they were great to learn from and also happy to share their knowledge. For most of the time you’re outdoors, so you can apply what you’ve learnt and you really feel like you’re doing something. I’m now studying the Certificate III in Landscaping at CIT – I wanted to expand on my studies and particularly wanted to study paving. I’d like to own my own property one day and do the landscaping there.”

I decided to apply for a nursery apprenticeship at CIT. It was a huge change, but I love working outdoors and I really like plants. I found the apprenticeship was a great opportunity. As well as doing my off-the-job training at CIT, I worked in the CIT horticulture department for my on-the-jobtraining, and I couldn’t have asked for a better workplace. During the apprenticeship, I worked outdoors most days which I loved. The facilities at CIT are great – horticulture is really well set up. There’s a big focus on sustainability too – there is a dam onsite and we use that water on the grounds. And the teachers were

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PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – HORTICULTURE

Certificate III in Horticulture

Diploma in Horticulture

1 year

1 year

Degree

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Fitness – Sport – Massage

Fitness – Sport – Massage 52 – Want to help people lead healthy lives? – Passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals? – Want a hands-on career? There is growing employment in the fitness sector and will continue to be. Get on board now with CIT if you are considering a career in fitness or massage. We have our own fully-equipped fitness centre and massage clinic servicing the public for you to learn in and hone your skills before joining a dynamic worldwide industry. You can even graduate with multiple qualifications at the same time. Combine your studies in fitness and massage therapy to really kick-start your career in the industry and ensure a diverse and interesting career path.

Get on board now with CIT if you are considering a career in fitness or massage.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Personal trainer, fitness specialist Help people get into the best shape of their life. Completing our fitness courses will make you eligible to register with Fitness Australia, and qualify you as a personal trainer. Sports coach, sports development officer Work with sporting teams or even professional athletes. CIT’s Diploma of Sport Development could take you into sports coaching, sports administration, management or talent identification roles. Remedial massage therapist, relaxation massage therapist, soft tissue therapist CIT’s massage courses will help you secure a place at the massage tables of private massage and wellbeing practices and clinics, rehabilitation and health centres and health retreats. There are also a host of sports organisations and clubs that require the qualified skills of remedial massage therapists. You could be working with some of the finest athletes in the country.


Fitness – Sport – Massage

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/fit 53 I started in the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice, which I really enjoyed, before going on to complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage. During my study I gained practical experience at CIT’s student massage clinic, which really improved my confidence. I don’t think you could walk out of a course without that hands-on experience – you’d go out into the real world without knowing what to do.

STUDENT PROFILE BODINE LEDDEN CIT Graduate, Massage Therapy “I have always been really interested in human anatomy, and how the body works. When I didn’t get the marks I needed to study physiotherapy at uni, I decided to go to CIT. I really liked the choice of courses available, and the pathways it offered into uni.

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I also really found the teachers at CIT have such an in-depth knowledge and they have such great experience in the field. CIT has a number of industry partnerships, including with the AFL, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Canberra Raiders, which opened up a range of

opportunities. I was selected for the AIS Soft Tissue Work Placement Program in early 2012, which led to further work experience with the Australian boxers, and I found the experience was great for my development. Now I’ve finished the diploma, I’m completing the Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences (Soft-tissue Therapy). I’m really enjoying doing soft tissue, and while going to uni is always an option down the track, it’s not something I really have to do to have the career I want. In the future, I would love to be working with elite sporting teams. From my studies at CIT and the experiences it has exposed me to, I have a clear direction for my future and I know exactly where I want to be and how I will get there.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – MASSAGE

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy)

1 year

1 year

6 months

Degree

This example is correct at time of publishing and is intended as a guide only. It does not reflect pathway opportunities for every course – please contact CIT to confirm pathway opportunities for specific courses.

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Health

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

Health 54 – Want to learn about innovative treatments? – Interested in how the body works? – Want to help people lead healthy lives? Get the skills to work in one of the fastest growing industries in the world with a qualification in health from CIT. We have our own simulated nursing training area providing a real-life practical environment for you to learn and hone your skills before joining a dynamic worldwide industry. Studying aged care, allied health or dental assisting will give you a rewarding career in the health sector. You can even mix your studies in health with fitness or sports massage, for example, to really kick-start your career in the industry and ensure a diverse and interesting career path.

Work in one of the fastest growing industries in the world.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Enrolled nurse Nursing has been identified as a skill shortage profession within Australia and the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) will provide you with the skills and knowledge, and prepare you to become a competent enrolled nurse. Dental assistant Want to promote good oral health? A course in dental assisting will give you the skills to provide an advanced level of chairside assistance to dentists. You can also specialise in dental radiography. Allied health assistant in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics or pathology collection If work as an allied health assistant is for you then there is no better time to study these much-needed skills. In particular, the fields of nutrition and dietetics, occupation therapy or podiatry are further options for study with us. Workplace health and safety officer or consultant Gain the knowledge and skills to make the workplace a safer environment, manage workplace hazards and risks, and implement strategies to comply with legislation. Aged care support worker, aged care team leader, aged care coordinator, home and community care worker Study in this area could lead to a career working with and supporting older people living in both aged care facilities and the community. You will study areas including palliative care, relief and loss, behaviour support and general health and wellbeing.


Health

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TEACHER PROFILE

STUDENT PROFILE

MELISSA DINN

GLORIA DAVISON

CIT Teacher, Aged Care

CIT Graduate, Nursing – 2012 Australian Vocational Student of the Year

“Working in aged care is wonderful, and your training is so important. At CIT, our comprehensive range of courses are taught in innovative, vibrant and interactive ways, with both classroom and online delivery. Our team of teachers have years of experience working both in aged care and in the classroom, and they thoroughly enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience with the students. We maintain strong ongoing partnerships with the aged care industry, so we know what is being taught in the classroom is current and reflects a sound knowledge of the aged care industry. All of our courses include work placements to ensure students have both the hands-on skills and the confidence to head out into the workforce. We value the notion that it takes time to develop an excellent aged care worker, and we look forward to preparing you for a fulfilling career in aged care.”

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“I started a Bachelor of Nursing degree at university, but within six months realised I was struggling. I changed to the Diploma of Nursing at CIT because it was convenient, the contact hours were achievable and CIT’s high reputation for nursing. The teachers were amazingly supportive and highlyskilled. Financially, CIT was a great option, and I was able to go back to being a full-time student because the course fees were considerably lower.

The nursing facility at CIT has a lab which is a full hospital ward. We had access to a mannequin called a SimMan who is electronic and displays patient symptoms, so you could practice doing real nursing observations and assessments. I did the diploma as a pathway into a Bachelor of Nursing and Paramedic Science. I’m now working as a nurse and I feel quite prepared for university. I’m very confident in my ability to be a good nurse, and that had a lot to do with my training at CIT.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – DENTAL ASSISTING

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

1 year

1 year

See Gloria’s story cit.edu.au/gloria

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Hospitality – Tourism – Events

Hospitality – Tourism – Events

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

56 – Want to travel the world with your work? – Are you customer service focussed? – Want to help organise large events or festivals? Hone your skills in the hospitality, events and tourism industries. After graduating from CIT with qualifications in any of these fields the world will be yours for the taking. Our courses are hands on. Our students in event management work on live events both within the ACT and interstate, and our tourism students can learn in our own travel agency, CIT Travel. Hospitality students practice their skills in commercial restaurants, bars and cafés. The CIT Advanced Diploma of International Hotel and Resort Management is a unique and dynamic course offering students an interstate excursion and a full-time internship at hotels and resorts around the world. Also learn the theoretical side of the industry with subjects in public relations, marketing, business planning, financial management, marketing and event planning. And did we mention that work in any of these fields is your ticket to travel?

After graduating from CIT with qualifications in any of these fields the world will be yours for the taking.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Food and beverage attendant, barista, club and gaming attendant If you enjoy good food and get a buzz out of serving someone well and making sure they are happy and content, then you are perfect for this work. CIT also offers compliance training that allows part-time or casual employment in the industry including responsible service of alcohol and responsible conduct of gambling. Event manager, conference planner, restaurant manager, hospitality supervisor, hotel manager, travel consultant and tour guide After studying with us you could manage conferences and a range of exciting events, or plan and manage festivals. There is a range of exciting job opportunities available to you including managing a hotel or five-star resort, operating and managing a trendy restaurant or your own nightclub. Why not study a tourism course and become an international travel consultant or a business development manager? All our courses include invaluable and transferable business and management skills, which are applicable in all industries.


Hospitality – Tourism – Events

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STUDENT PROFILE RYAN SPITERI CIT Graduate, Hospitality

“I was working at a restaurant when I was at school, and when I finished, I saw a management traineeship advertised, so I applied. I was originally leaning towards studying cookery, but I figured I’d give management a go. The classroom portion of my traineeship was through CIT, with my on-the-job training at the Canberra Southern Cross Club. I’ve really enjoyed the traineeship. In particular, the study through CIT has been really flexible. I rarely have to attend classes on campus – a teacher comes out to the club and we have classes there for the day, which is really convenient.

The class size was small which I really liked. It was more one-on-one teaching, so you can learn things a lot quicker and if you need to find out certain things it’s easier. This year I competed at Worldskills Australia in Sydney, and I received the bronze medal. I was in the restaurant service competition, and we competed in a wide range of areas including wine tasting, cocktail making, dessert making, peeling and cutting fruit, table setting, napkin folding, meat carving and coffee making. We also had a spirit sensory evaluation where you had to smell a spirit and name it. It was a great experience. It was quite a challenge too, because all of the other competitors work in restaurant service full time, whereas I’m currently a gaming supervisor at the club. I am now almost finished the traineeship. I’d like to travel overseas and work in a restaurant over there.”

Sometimes I go on campus for specific courses, such as cocktail making and how to change kegs, but 90% of the traineeship has taken place at the club. When there were classes that I was unable to attend, the teachers emailed me everything and I was able to submit assignments via email.

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PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – TOURISM OR HOSPITALITY Diploma of Tourism OR Hospitality

Advanced Diploma of Tourism OR Hospitality

18 months

6 months

Degree

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CIT’s range of IT courses keeps pace with the ever-changing needs of this industry and will help you tap into new technology.”

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Game designer and 3D artist: Dale Ward


IT – Games – Library

IT – Games – Library

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

59 – Like working with leading-edge technologies? – Got a drive to solve computing problems? – Good at seeking and sharing information? Visited a library lately? Shelve your old ideas – they are now on the information superhighway. CIT’s library and information management courses will prepare you to dive into this industry with confidence. CIT’s range of information technology (IT) courses keeps pace with the ever-changing needs of this industry and will help you tap into new technology. Let CIT help you discover the power of IT. IT affects all business sectors, including entertainment, construction, education, primary industries, retail and manufacturing. Most jobs today involve some IT.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Systems analyst, systems analysis team member Business analyst qualifications will equip you for a career as an applications architect, business analyst, systems analyst, systems architect or information technology analyst. ICT generalist roles, manager, analyst, consultant A solid grounding in IT will open many doors for you. You could launch your IT career as a computer technician, customer support operator, information systems operator, PC support technician, systems administrator, systems support, technical support technician, user support or network operations technician. If you are looking to further develop your qualifications you could become a knowledge management analyst, knowledge manager, IT infrastructure solutions manager, business development manager or software manager. Librarian – paraprofessional, library assistant Librarians and library assistants are employed in all types of information agencies and government, school, academic, public and other libraries. Library technicians specialise in organising and managing information in an increasingly technical environment. Museum, library, visitor service attendant, art gallery technician Are you interested in enhancing the experiences of visitors to our galleries, museums and other public institutions? As a gallery or museum attendant, one of Australia’s iconic institutions could be your second home as you greet visitors, answer their questions and preserve and install exhibits.

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IT – Games – Library

3D artists: Micheal Muirden, Finn Spencer, Jin Chan Yum Wai, Peter Veenendaal, Josh Bondarenko, Ben Eyles

3D artist: Luke Pham

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3D artists: Matthew Korver, Alexandria Hill and Blair Duncan

3D artisAt: Parisa Nafis

3D games programmer, simulation software engineer, multimedia programmer, multimedia development team member

Internet administrator, systems administrator, network engineer, website designer, website team member

By specialising in multimedia or games programming you will be able to work in the exciting world of computer games for entertainment and serious real life scenario visualisation, known as virtual worlds.

The growth of the World Wide Web has opened up many job opportunities. As well as becoming a website designer or team member, you could gain employment as an IT administrator, IT operations administrator, network services administrator, network support coordinator, network operations analyst, network security coordinator or network e-business coordinator.

Multimedia developers generate and manipulate graphics, animations, sound, text and video to create integrated multimedia programs. Multimedia applications include computer-based interactive training, data presentation and information kiosks, CD-ROMs, entertainment and educational products, and multimedia presentations.

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Network security specialist, network technician With specialist skills and knowledge in network security you could become an e-security specialist, ICT security specialist, IT security analyst, systems or network administrator, network security analyst or network security specialist.

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Certificate III in Information Technology

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology

6 months

12 months

6 months

Degree

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STUDENT PROFILE

TEACHER PROFILE

RAJ SINGH

DR ERIC LAM

CIT Graduate, Information Technology

CIT Teacher, Information Technology

“When I finished grade 12 in India, I knew I wanted to go to university to study IT, but I wanted to get some foundation knowledge, and develop some skills in networking.

“I teach a number of IT courses at CIT, including the Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) which is co-delivered with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

I was looking internationally and found the Certificate IV in IT Networking at CIT, which I applied for. I went on to complete the Certificate IV in Programming, and the Diploma of Software Development, and I’m now studying a software development course at university.

My academic background includes a Doctor of Philosophy in artificial intelligence and software agents, a Master of Business and Bachelor of Computing, and I have obtained a range of industry qualifications. I have also worked as both a business analyst and analyst programmer within private enterprise and federal government departments.

What I learnt at CIT really helps me in my university subjects now. University is very theoretical, but all of the classes at CIT were very practical, which gave me a firm understanding of concepts. In the final semester of my diploma, we were required to complete a project working for a real client. Not only did this project give me real world experience and confidence in my ability, it has turned into a job.”

One of the subjects that I teach is virtual consultancy, which is compulsory for all diploma-level qualifications. The subject is a simulated environment where students work in teams with real clients on a real project. The subject is great for the development and confidence of the students. They really enjoy it, because it’s not hypothetical – they’re creating a product that someone will actually use. There have even been instances where students have gotten jobs with the client they are working for, which is really encouraging. By working with the industry, we also get a better perspective of what they want and whether what we’re teaching is appropriate. We can reflect on what the industry requires, make sure we’re on the right track with our teaching and train our students well.”

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Science – Forensics

Science – Forensics 62 – Want to work with cutting-edge technology? – Won’t rest until you get answers? – Are you interested in solving crimes?

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Biometric technician, crime scene officer, crime scene investigator, forensic field scientist

Our forensics and science qualifications can open the door to many exciting industries and a diverse range of career opportunities. You will be training in high-class facilities in a hands-on environment.

Qualified biometric technicians can find work in a public sector agency involved in identification or verification of identity. They can also work for private sector firms which specialise in the growing fields of face, fingerprint, iris or voice biometric technologies.

We have an onsite forensic house for students to develop practical skills. The training technology in CIT’s science courses is first-class, and we have excellent industry connections and pathways for industry collaboration.

Forensic science graduates can work in police, government or private forensic agencies and will be able to collect, analyse and interpret forensic evidence and present that evidence in court. Related science disciplines are also work options.

CIT is able to recognise your industry experience and formal study to fast-track your qualification, as well as providing pathways to higher education including the Australian National University (ANU) Associate Degree in Science offered jointly by CIT and ANU.

The training technology in CIT’s science courses is first-class, and we have excellent industry connections and pathways for industry collaboration.”

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Technical or field officer in laboratory or environmental science, research assistant Graduates can work as a medical or other laboratory technical officer in pathology and research laboratories.


Science – Forensics

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/science 63 Federal Police (AFP), I decided CIT was my best option. My first two years of study were the advanced diploma, followed by a third optional year which was the bachelor degree. I found the course was more practical-based than theoretical, and we had the chance to use the CIT Crime Scene House – no other course elsewhere had access to the same facilities. It meant we could apply what we learnt to a workbased scenario.

STUDENT PROFILE LEE SLOAN CIT Student, Forensics “I’m originally from Victoria, and during high school I knew I wanted to study forensics. After doing some research in year 10, I came up to Canberra to visit CIT and look at the facilities. Based on my visit plus CIT’s links to the University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian

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We also learnt from teachers who had done it all before and had the real-life experience – so we were able to pick up new techniques. In my final year of study with CIT I undertook a research project with the AFP. The hands-on experience provided me with valuable on-the-job experience and an insight into the

work done by AFP forensic teams. I started working with the AFP in April 2010, and I love it. I initially went into an admin position, then moved into exhibit registration before moving into my current role in crime scene investigation in May 2011. In particular, for anyone looking at the course from interstate, I’d say it is definitely worth it. I really enjoyed the move. It’s always hard to move interstate, but there were quite a lot of students that were in the same boat. In a class of around 30, the majority of us were from interstate. Overall the course was awesome. In terms of learning to do what I’m doing now, it really did set me up.”

Russell Stuart

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – FORENSICS

Bachelor of Forensic Science (Crime Scene Examination)

3 years

Postgraduate Honours Masters

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Surveying – Spatial Information

Surveying – Spatial Information

Apprenticeship or traineeship available

64 – Want to work with leading-edge technology? – Like dynamic and challenging work? – Spatial sciences are at the heart of Australia’s expanding development. Stay ahead of the game with a qualification in surveying or spatial information. Everything happens somewhere. Spatial information and surveying is about location, and understanding, measuring and modelling. Location is fundamental to government, development, the environment and business. There are people who work every day collecting, analysing and presenting spatial information, which may be outdoors, using sophisticated instruments to find out where features are located.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Geographic information systems officer, spatial field support officer Work with leading-edge technology in spatial sciences. This dynamic and challenging industry is a growing sector and has a shortage of skilled workers. You could work in a range of areas including spatial data collection, analysis and interpretation, digital modelling, imagery analysis and map presentation. Survey technician, surveying assistant Use the latest satellite location and laser measuring instruments for surveying in a variety of fields such as land development, engineering, mining and utility industries. Surveyors enjoy working outdoors, from local to exotic locations.

They call on satellite constellations and use lasers to measure location. Others use these measurements to model and map their relationship to one another, and how location may impact on people. A CIT course in spatial information or surveying will give you the skills you need to work in this dynamic industry. Work with the latest in technology including GPS, Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) equipment and specialist Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer software, and gain valuable hands-on experience with industry-based placements.

Work with the latest in technology including GPS, Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) equipment and specialist Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer software.”

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Surveying – Spatial Information

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/surveying 65 great teachers who were in the industry and knew what they were talking about. The facilities were great. We had lots of computers and the top-of-the-range spatial software at our disposal 24/7, and there was always good IT support if we had any trouble.

STUDENT PROFILE JEROME FAVREAU CIT Student, Spatial Information “I had worked in defence in France for 15 years, when I got posted in Canberra. I decided to retrain myself and explore a change of career. I was attracted to mapping and satellites, so I had a look around and found the courses at CIT. It was fairly difficult at first, going back to study after a long time, but I found the course very interesting. We were lucky to have such

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Going out into the field is a really important part of doing surveying, as is getting hands-on experience with the GPS and surveying equipment. We had lots of opportunities to go outside and gain real-life experience, with the support of the teachers. I really enjoyed being able to get outside of the classroom and see everything come together. At the moment I’m working parttime as a geography information officer, and doing mapping for them. But once I’ve finished my course, I’ll have the skills to go on and look for more advanced roles.”

PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – SPATIAL INFORMATION

Certificate III in Spatial Information Services

Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services

Diploma of Spatial Information Services

6 months

6 months

1 year

Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services 6 months

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Veterinary – Animal

Veterinary – Animal 66 – Passionate about animals? – Want to work with all kinds of creatures? – Turn your passion into a career with a course in veterinary nursing or animal. CIT’s animal and veterinary nursing courses are ideal for anyone with a passion for animals, and can take you anywhere. A course from CIT can give you all the practical training you need to work in animal and veterinary nursing. You could work in a vet surgery providing quality care to a range of sick and injured animals, or you could work with companion and laboratory animals, in areas including animal handling, husbandry, breeding, nutrition, animal disease and animal surgical techniques. The Canberra region is rich in animal life – come and join the industry.

CIT’s animal and veterinary courses are ideal for anyone with a passion for animals, and can take you anywhere.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Veterinary nurse, animal attendant and animal technicians Our courses open up opportunities to work in all manner of animal care. Our students can pursue work in breeding, training, pet shops and boarding businesses, veterinary hospitals, laboratories, and educational and agricultural institutions – if you can work with animals you have a career for life.


Veterinary – Animal

Want to know more? Find your course at cit.edu.au/animal 67 I had tried to study before I went to CIT, but I never managed to keep it up for long. At CIT I really had support that I didn’t have anywhere else. If you ever have any dramas, the teachers can steer you in the right direction, and there are lots of services such as counselling if you ever need them.

STUDENT PROFILE CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK CIT Graduate, Veterinary

Now that I’ve finished, I’m going to look at some further study. The thing I like about this industry is I’m always going to learn something. The change was a real 180 degrees to where I was headed – my studies mean I can now see a bright future. I really enjoy using my brain now – I’m doing what I always wanted to do.”

“I always wanted to be a vet, but I left school and got a carpentry apprenticeship in year 10 so I could earn money straight away. I always wanted to work with animals, and deep down I knew I should have finished year 12 to study to be a vet. I wasn’t enjoying work, and coupled with personal problems, I eventually got to a point where I decided to change my life. I came to Canberra and after checking out CIT’s course, I decided to bite the bullet and start studying. I initially studied companion animal services, and then went on to do veterinary nursing. I also did work placement as part of my study at RSPCA. I loved the course. It was a whole new ball game because I hadn’t studied for 20 years. It was also a little intimidating considering it’s a female-dominated profession – a far cry from the building industry. But I made all my teachers aware of my background, and they were always more than happy to help out.

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PATHWAY FOR FUTURE LEARNING – ANIMAL

Certificate III in Animal Technology

Diploma of Animal Technology

1 year

6 months

Degree

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2. APPLY WITH HARDCOPY APPLICATION

You can apply for some courses online.

Visit cit.edu.au/apply to download an application form, fill out the details and send it to GPO Box 2825 Canberra City ACT 2601. You can also pick up and submit application forms at CIT Student Services at any campus.

Visit cit.edu.au to search courses and apply online.

Please note that completing an application form does not guarantee you entry to CIT. You are not guaranteed a place until you enrol.

How to Enrol You can enrol at any CIT Student Services, or some courses are available for online enrolment. To enrol you need your CRNs (Class Reference Numbers), which you can get online or by attending an enrolment session. For more information visit cit.edu.au/study/enrolments. For courses marked ‘enrol any time’, contact the CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188. Do not complete an application form. For CIT Solutions courses, contact (02) 6207 4444. For more information, contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188.

International students International students should contact CIT’s International Services Unit (ISU) for information about courses, fees, accommodation and applying to study in Australia. You can contact CIT ISU on +61 (2) 6207 4662, email isu@cit.edu.au or visit cit.edu.au/international.

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Course Fees and Fee Assistance CIT’s invaluable courses can set you up for life, without breaking the bank. This is an investment in your future and our fees are very reasonable for the qualifications they bring. And if you need it, there is help to assist you in paying for this great experience and education.

FEE HELP

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONCESSIONS

COUNTRY EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA (CEFA)

Centrelink recipients may be entitled to a 50% concession on course/skills recognition fees. Concessions must be applied for before the student tax invoice due date, and prior to making any payments.

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STUDENT PAYMENT PLANS Student payment plans can be set up for students to make payments throughout the current semester weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

CEFA, in partnership with CIT provides financial help to rural students. Visit cef.org.au.

THE CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY (CSU) UNIVERSITY PATHWAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Open to CIT students interested in completing a CSU undergraduate degree. Visit csu.edu.au.

ACT GOVERNMENT FEE ASSISTANCE

CIT INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

This provides support for students in financial hardship with some of the cost of fees and/or course materials.

CIT Yurauna Centre, located in F Block at CIT Reid, provides scholarships and a broad range of support services for Indigenous students enrolled at CIT.

FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a delayed loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to repay fees for degree courses. The loan is repaid through the Australian Tax Office (ATO) once the designated income threshold is reached. Visit studyassist.gov.au.

VET FEE-HELP VET FEE-HELP is similar to FEE-HELP and available for specific CIT diploma and advanced diploma courses. Visit studyassist.gov.au.

WOMEN’S RETURN TO WORK GRANTS PROGRAM ACT Available through the Women’s Information and Referral Centre. Visit wirc.act.gov.au or call (02) 6205 2885.

CENTRELINK EDUCATION PAYMENTS In addition to regular Centrelink payments, CIT students may be entitled to further support for educational costs. Visit centrelink.gov.au or any Centrelink office.

YOU COULD STUDY FOR FREE There are no tuition fees for some programs including the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), Certificate I in Learning Options, Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program and Access10. CIT Student Association fees may still apply. Fee concessions and fee assistance are available for eligible students on all other programs.

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THE AUSTRALIAN CAREERS INFORMATION REGISTER For scholarship and career information: domestic students visit myfuture.edu.au or for international students, studyinaustralia.gov.au.

FEE EXAMPLES For a list of the average general semester fees for full time study, visit cit.edu.au/fees.


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It’s easy to lock yourself away and forget to exercise when study takes up a huge portion of your day! Next time your head is spinning from assessment and classes, ditch the books and head to the CIT Fit & Well fitness and massage clinic at CIT Bruce for an energy boosting workout. CIT Fit & Well gives you access to: – – – – – – –

group exercise classes personal trainers pin loaded machines free weights cardio equipment fitness assessments massage clinic.

Affordable annual membership fees make CIT Fit & Well a great option for CIT students. For more information visit cit.edu.au/fitandwell or drop into the gym at CIT Bruce.

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AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

SARA BURKE WHO TRAINED AT CIT

92%

of employers are satisfied with CIT training (up 1% from 2010)

90%

of students study with CIT part time – balancing work, life and their education

85%

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graduates from the CIT Learning Options for Women course who go on to be employed or enter further training

AUSTRALIAN VOCATIONAL

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300 22,981 online learning system in the world that combines an e-learning management system, a digital learning repository and a live virtual classroom

300+ migrants and refugees enrolled at any given time in CIT’s Adult Migrant English Program

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of CIT graduates are employed or in further study after training (compared to the national average of 87%)

38 38%

37 of CIT students who work full time and study

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the increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students since 2011

37%

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CIT students over the age of 25

of CIT learners are satisfied with CIT training (up 2% from 2010)

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92 countries represented in the CIT student cohort

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THE CANBERRA CENTENARY

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FIRST CLASS

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