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Working at CIT

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is an exciting place to work, with an impressive 90 year history of providing technical and further education in the ACT and surrounding area.

We recruit, develop and strive to retain the best people possible at all levels. We support our people to work and grow in a challenging environment through enlightened work practices and professional development.

CIT's characteristics, values, educational objectives and philosophies distinguish it from other educational providers. Our strategic planning ensures that CIT is a high performing organisation operating effectively in a changing environment.

Our achievements are a reflection of our commitment and professionalism.

CIT has a workforce of approximately 1,000 staff working in a variety of different employment categories including:

  • Teaching: from casual to management level
  • Administrative: from assisting students to managing a business unit
  • Professional: including librarians and student counsellors
  • General staff: including chefs, estate staff, kitchen staff
  • Technical: assisting teachers in areas such as forensic science and horticulture

Benefits of Working at CIT

Employment at CIT brings a range of additional benefits including:

  • Access to CIT Fit & Well gym memberships and offers (located CIT Bruce)
  • Access to a free staff gym at CIT Reid (must undertake fitness assessment prior to use)
  • Access to CIT massage clinic specials and offers
  • On campus child care
  • Squash courts
  • Hairdressing and beauty therapy services offered at reduced rates
  • Restaurant, cafĂ© and the Apprentice Kitchen
  • Plant sales
  • Staff Achievement Awards acknowledging high levels of commitment and professionalism
  • Long and Dedicated Service Awards

Staff Vacancies

All CIT vacancies (permanent and temporary) can be viewed on the ACT Government Jobs website.

Temporary/Casual Employment Register (Teaching)

Applications are invited from experienced, energetic people to register for casual, part-time and short term temporary teaching employment at CIT. Successful applicants will be placed on registers and may be offered employment as vacancies occur.

Applications are encouraged from people who hold relevant vocational qualifications, industry competence and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110). The Standards for RTOs 2015 (1.14 and 1.15) require all unsupervised trainers to hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) or its successor.

If applicants do not hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) on commencement they may be appointed as an individual working under the supervision of a trainer. From 1 January 2016 they must hold one of the following skill sets before commencing training delivery (in accordance with Standards for RTOs 2015, 1.18):

  • TAESS00007 Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set, or its successor; or
  • TAESS00008 Enterprise Trainer – Mentoring Skill Set, or its successor; or
  • TAESS00003 Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set, or its successor.

CIT's employment standards require individuals working under the supervision of a trainer to complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) within 12 months of their initial engagement as a casual employee.

If your industry experience is of particular value to CIT, the relevant teaching area may support you in gaining the TAESS00007 Enterprise Trainer – Presenting Skill Set, so you are eligible to work under the supervision of a trainer. You should contact CIT Student Services via email infoline@cit.edu.au who will connect you with the appropriate teaching area. Should your industry experience be required you will then be contacted to enrol in this skill set and will need to be deemed competent before the commencement of teaching duties.

Completed applications must include a current resume/CV and evidence of qualifications, and be sent to casualteaching@cit.edu.au

Download the Casual Teaching Application Form (PDF 1.5Mb) - please use the PDF from this page by right clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’. Save the form and then complete it in your PDF viewer. Submit the form in PDF format along with your resume/CV to casualteaching@cit.edu.au

To ensure successful submission of your form, please do not complete and submit the form through a web browser.

For further information contact CIT Human Resources – casualteaching@cit.edu.au

Temporary/Casual Employment Register (General Staff)

Applications are invited from people who are interested in temporary employment as Administrative Service Officers, Professional Officers, Technical Officers or General Service Officers. The Temporary Employment Register is used to fill short term vacancies of up to three months.

The Temporary Employment Register expires in December each year. To remain on the register you are required to re-apply.

Please note that some roles such as Professional Officers require formal qualifications to be eligible to apply.

Download the Temporary/Casual General Staff Application Form (PDF 1.1Mb) – please use the PDF from this page by right clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’. Save the form and then complete it in your PDF viewer. Submit the form in PDF format along with your resume/CV to CITtempemployment@cit.edu.au

To ensure successful submission of your form, please do not complete and submit the form through a web browser.

For further information contact CIT Human Resources - CITtempemployment@cit.edu.au

Pay Information and Salary Rates

CIT Enterprise Agreements

Employment Options

For careers advice for CIT students and graduates, please visit CIT Student Services.