CIT Still Popular for International Students
09 Sep 2011
A new federal government research snapshot shows that CIT is among the top 10 Australian Public Vocational and Education Training (VET) Institutions attracting onshore international students.
The Australian Education International’s Research Snapshot shows CIT ranked equal ninth (out of 56 public VET institutions in Australia) in 2010 with 5.6% of CIT’s student base being international students (1,257 international students out of a total CIT student population of 22,560).
In keeping with CIT’s ranking as the 15th largest VET institution in Australia, the snapshot figures also show CIT is the 15th largest public VET destination for international student (1,257 international students at CIT out of a 45,356 international students studying at 56 public VET institutions nationally).
CIT Chief Executive Adrian Marron said the figures showed that CIT has done well in attracting international students despite the national downturn in student numbers.
“While we expected a reduction in 2010 our figures still remained good on a national scale,” Mr Marron said.
“The higher Australian dollar, international student visa changes and increased competition from the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand have combined to reduce international student enrolments nationally.
“Despite this there is continuing demand internationally to study at CIT, and we will continue to market ourselves overseas as a premier VET destination.”
Australian Education International (AEI) is the international arm of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The Onshore International Students as Public VET Institutions, 2010 Research Snapshot can be accessed at: