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Skills Recognition

CIT recognises that people come to study with various experiences. The Skills Recognition process allows you to have your existing skill and knowledge count toward successful completion of your course. Evidence of your skills and knowledge may come from prior formal learning and previous study or work/life experience.

Evaluation of your work/life experience may involve a discussion with a specialised teacher, workplace visit, or the submission of appropriate documents. Evidence of your formal learning can be provided through transcripts with positive results against subjects or units of competency. If you submit a transcript from another organisation you need to be aware CIT may contact that organisation to verify your evidence.

Provided your application for Skills Recognition is successful you will be given a positive result for the subject and will not need to attend class, reducing your study time.

Who can help?

CIT Student Services staff will provide you with information and help you with your application.

Teachers from your course will be able to assist you in identifying the correct subject to apply for Skills Recognition.

How do you apply?

To apply for Skills Recognition you must:

  • contact CIT Student Services for an application form or download an application form at
  • Follow the guidelines relating to your particular application
  • identify the subject you wish to apply for (the teaching area will assist you with the process)
  • provide Certified copies of Awards, Transcript and detailed subject outline (originals can be
  • certified at any CIT Student Services)
  • submit your application to a CIT Student Services pay fees if applicable (see Fees page)

If you have been successful you will be given a positive result for the subject. These results can

  • be viewed via the CIT Self Service facility and your transcript.
  • Get a copy of Skills Recognition the Facts - How to Apply from the CIT Student Services for more information.

When do you know the outcome?

You should know the outcome of your application for previous formal study in 3-4 weeks. Work/life experience applications can take longer due to the assessment process, up to 14 weeks.

If you have been successful you will be given advanced standing (AS) for the subject which you can see online through CIT Self Service.

You will receive an email advising that your Skills Recognition application has been finalised and advising you to log on to CIT Self Service to check your result.