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Working at CIT

With an impressive 90 year history, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is an exciting place to work and provides contemporary and industry-relevant technical and further education to the ACT and surrounding regions.

As the largest Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider in Canberra, we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining 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.

Our strategic planning ensures that CIT is operating effectively as a high performing organisation and our achievements are a reflection of our commitment to excellence in Vocational Education and Training and professionalism.

Employing more than 1,000 staff across five campuses, staff work across varying 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 kitchen staff, estate staff, gym staff
  • Technical: assisting teachers in areas such as forensic science and horticulture

As an employee at CIT you will contribute to developing and empowering our students to be life-long learners with the skills and knowledge to navigate work in a complex world.

  • Our values
    • CIT is committed to ongoing professional development, collaboration and diversity. We value team environments, inspiring others, embracing continuous improvement and innovation.
    • As part of Evolving Together - CIT Strategic Compass 2020, CIT introduced a set of cultural traits to continue to build a workforce with the highest integrity to deliver a positive environment for work and study now and into the future. These cultural traits are at the core of what we do every day:

      Customer Centric | Adaptable | Professional | Accountable | Collaborative | Inspirational | Trusted
  • Benefits of Working at CIT
    • Employment at CIT brings a range of benefits including:

      - Free parking
      - Easy access by public transport
      - On campus child care
      - Induction, on-boarding and mentoring programs
      - Flexible work options
      - Salary packaging
      - Employee Assistance Program
      - Professional development opportunities

      Other benefits include

      - Access to CIT Fit & Well gym memberships and offers (located at CIT Bruce)
      - Access to a free staff gym at CIT Reid
      - Access to CIT massage clinic, hairdressing and beauty therapy specials and offers
      - Squash courts
      - Restaurant, café and the Apprentice Kitchen retail outlet (located at CIT Reid)
  • Training at CIT
    • If you are interested in Teaching opportunities at CIT, you must have:

      - a passion for training, developing and mentoring our next generation of learners

      - demonstrated/current industry experience in your area of expertise

      - qualifications in your teaching area of expertise

      - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 OR

      - a minimum of an Enterprise Trainer Skill Set and a commitment to achieving the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

      -The Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 require that all training and assessors hold specific qualifications and can demonstrate current industry skills and knowledge. CIT is committed to supporting those with valuable industry experience and skills to gain the required training and assessing qualifications.
    • To express your interest, simply register to work with us below
  • What if I would love to teach, yet I don't have the qualifications!
    • We still want to hear from you!
    • If you believe your industry expertise is valuable to CIT yet you do not hold the necessary minimum training qualification we would still love to hear from you!
    • Simply register your interest for Teaching opportunities. Outline your expertise and area of interest so that you may be connected to the appropriate teaching area, to be provided with information about how you can meet the requirements needed to Teach.
  • Register to work with us!
    • CIT maintains a temporary employment register for Trainer and Assessors.

      If you are interested in other short-term, part-time or casual employment opportunities at CIT, we encourage you to register with a local recruitment or labour hire agency.
    • Suitable applicants may be offered employment as vacancies occur.
    • CIT is committed to building an inclusive workplace through a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
    • CLICK HERE to register for Trainer & Assessor Temporary Employment opportunities
    • Please email humanresources@cit.edu.au if you have any queries.
  • Job Opportunities
    • All CIT vacancies (permanent and temporary) can be viewed on the ACT Government Jobs website.
    • For those interested in short term, part time or casual vacancies, especially for those looking to start their journey of becoming a teacher, casual work within CIT is a great place to start and we encourage your registration above.
  • Pay Information and Salary Rates

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. The main purpose of the Agreements is to provide for common terms and conditions that apply across the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) and terms and conditions that reflect the particular operational and business requirements of CIT.

Teaching staff have occupational specific conditions of employment.

If you require advice or assistance in interpreting the below CIT Enterprise Agreements please contact CIT Human Resources, Employment Relations at humanresources@cit.edu.au or phone 6207 3127.

Proposed Draft Enterprise Agreements

The access period and vote has now concluded for both the ACTPS Canberra Institute of Technology Enterprise Agreement 2019-2021 and the ACTPS Canberra Institute of Technology (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2019-2021.

A YES majority vote has been received and we have now submitted the draft Enterprise Agreements and associated documents to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for approval. The new Enterprise Agreements will become effective seven days after approval from FWC and we will advise all staff when this will occur.

Please view the Agreements and associated documentation below:

Draft Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement

Associated Documentation


Draft General Staff Enterprise Agreement

Associated Documentation

CIT have received approval and confirmation from Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) that Shared Services will process salary increases and back-pay for current CIT employees prior to FWA approval. Salary increases are scheduled for payday 13 June 2019 and the back pay is scheduled for payday 11 July 2019. The new Agreement conditions of employment will be effective seven days after approval from FWC.

If you have any questions regarding the Enterprise Agreements or the process, please email HumanResources@cit.edu.au or phone 6207 4820