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Working at CIT

With an impressive 90-year history, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) provides contemporary and industry-relevant education to the ACT and surrounding areas.

Our purpose is to provide students with invaluable skills and qualifications to prepare them for real-world experiences through quality teaching and learning and connecting them to industry through our strong industry partnerships.

We are seeking:

  • forward thinking trainers and assessors experienced in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) landscape
  • innovative industry experts with a desire to pass on their knowledge; and
  • agile general staff with the ability to shift and adapt to an ever-changing sector.

All CIT job vacancies, including permanent and temporary contract roles, are advertised on ACT Government Jobs.

If you are interested in working as a casual trainer and assessor, please register your interest.

  • CIT as an employer
    • There are many fantastic benefits to working at CIT such as:

      - working with professional and passionate educators, trainers and assessors who are focused on quality outcomes for their students

      - a commitment to professional development both within CIT and ACT Government, and through internal and external providers

      - wellbeing initiatives such as a Wellness Hub, discounted gym memberships with the CIT Fit & Well facilities and other providers across Canberra, Employee Assistance Programs and special offers within our massage, health, and beauty clinics

      - flexible work options

      - free parking (at most campuses)

      - salary sacrificing, up to 13.5% superannuation, paid parental leave and Christmas shut down (for more information, please read the relevant Enterprise Agreement – found below)

      - workforce diversity and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply
  • How do I become a trainer/assessor?
    • To become a trainer in VET you must meet the Australian Skills Quality Authority's standards.

      This means you must hold:

      - a nationally recognised qualification in the discipline in which you want to teach
      - at least three years industry experience
      - a relevant teaching/education qualification - or be working towards one. See below for more information.

      If you are interested in working as a casual trainer and assessor, please register your interest.
  • I have the industry experience, but no training qualifications
    • There are several ways to become a trainer and assessor at CIT. Below are a few pathways for you to consider:

      1. Start teaching now

      Complete the 'Presenting Skill Set' (which takes four to six weeks of part-time study). Once completed you will be able to teach under the supervision of an experienced and qualified team member.

      During this time, you will need to undertake a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116, which takes approximately 12 months, after which you can teach unsupervised.

      This option can be taken for either full-time, part-time, or casual teaching arrangements. Register your interest.

      2. Teach in the future

      Commence your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 while you remain in your current employment. Once you have completed the qualification you will be able to start teaching unsupervised. This option can be taken for either full-time, part-time, or casual teaching arrangements.
  • What does a 'day in the life' of a CIT trainer and assessor look like?
    • As a CIT trainer and assessor, you will be responsible for a range of functions such as:

      - teaching students through face-to-face, blended and online modes
      - issuing, marking and providing feedback on assessments
      - completing general administration functions like marking rolls and recording results
      - developing and maintaining up-to-date, engaging content and assessment tasks for your students
      - staying current with industry practice by maintaining relationships with local industry professionals and employers.
  • Other pathways to working at CIT
    • If you are not quite ready to face a classroom, or would prefer to work in a support area, we have a range of general and support roles at CIT.

      General staff covers areas such as finance, human resources, IT, administrative support roles, marketing, gym, facilities, library and management.

      Student support roles including working in customer service as part of our Student Support team, our libraries, and counsellors.

      All CIT job vacancies, including permanent and temporary contract roles, are advertised on ACT Government Jobs.

      If you are interested in working as a casual trainer and assessor, please register your interest.

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


Enterprise Agreements

Enterprise agreements are agreements made at an enterprise level between employers and employees about terms and conditions of employment for staff.

CIT's Agreements provide common terms and conditions that apply across the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) as well as terms and conditions specific to the operational requirements of CIT.


Proposed Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement

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Proposed General Staff Enterprise Agreement

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Current General Staff Enterprise Agreement

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Current Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement

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