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Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

SEE Program
SEE Program

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program, which is funded by the Australian Government, provides language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible clients referred by the Department of Human Services (also known as Centrelink) and employment service providers. As well as developing students’ language, literacy and numeracy skills, the program assists participants to develop the skills they need to participate more effectively in further training or employment.

In the ACT region, the SEE program is delivered by Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) at CIT Bruce and CIT Reid.

Who is eligible?

In general, students must be of working age (15 to 64 years of age), be registered as job seekers with Centrelink, have no potential barriers to participation, and satisfy the criteria relating to benefit and visa status. Further information on eligibility is available from Centrelink. An Eligibility Check Request letter can be found here.

What is the course duration?

The course duration varies and depends on the student’s training status. Each eligible student is entitled to up to 800 hours of free training.

When are the classes held?

CIT Bruce

  • Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:00pm for English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers

CIT Reid

  • Monday - Thursday, 9:30am - 2:00pm for ESL speakers
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am - 3:00pm for native English speakers

How do job seekers apply to enrol in the course?

A job seeker's eligibility must be checked by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and/or an employment service provider, and an online referral must be created on their database system. The Referring Agency will contact SEE at CIT to make an appointment for an interview. The enrolment process will be explained at the interview.

For more information, contact your nearest Centrelink Office, an employment service provider or SEE at CIT on (02) 6207 5577 or email