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International Student Support

To enhance your time studying at CIT, there are a range of support services available for international students:

  • Subject Teachers can help with any questions you may have and refer you to department-based Pastoral Care Officers (PCO) if needed.
  • Pastoral Care Officers (PCO) are teachers or staff in each department delegated to support international students in their area. Click here to find your PCO contact details.
  • Peer Tutoring is available to international students if you are having a problem with subject content. For more information contact (02) 6207 3600.
  • English Language Support for degree qualifications is available as needed and provided by CIT's EAL (English as an Additional Language) specialist teachers. Your PCO (details as above) will be able to arrange this support.
  • Studiosity (YourTutor) and Study Support are available for students needing assistance with understanding concepts, writing, proofreading and construction of course work and assessments.
  • Counselling Services are available to all international students. You can make an appointment to see a student counsellor at CIT Reid, CIT Tuggeranong CIT Bruce or CIT Fyshwick on (02) 6207 3290, or email If you study at CIT Gungahlin or the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), please contact Student Support Reception on the above phone number or email address to book an appointment.

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International Student Support CIT

Manager, CIT International Pastoral Care - Rosalyn Didier
Email: or Phone (02) 6205 9628

Other services available

ISU = International Services Unit
Opening hours and location

The International Services Unit (ISU) office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, and Wednesday 9am-4pm. The ISU is located at CIT Bruce in Room C102. Free parking is available. Please refer to the Bruce Campus Map.

Physical Address

Room C102, First Floor, Building C
Vowels Crescent
CIT Bruce
Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
Canberra, Australia

Postal Address

PO Box 226
Jamison ACT 2614
Canberra, Australia

Alternatively you can contact ISU by:

  • Telephone: +61 2 6207 4662
  • Facsimile: +61 2 6207 4666
  • Email:

Enquiries to ISU:

International Student Advisors

International Student Advisors help you during your time at CIT. They can answer questions about personal study needs, visa extension, fees and study support. Student Advisors also monitor students' academic performance and attendance.

International Student Advisors are now located at Student Services on CIT Bruce and CIT Reid all day, every day, except Thursdays after 1pm. Appointments are preferred.

ppointments can be made at CIT Student Central, by email or by phoning (02) 6207 4662.

International Student Advisors can be contacted by email or phone:

Finance office

The finance officer is available to take payment for course fees and other related expenses. The ISU finance office is located within the ISU. Payments can only be received Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm, and Wednesday 9am - 3pm.

Contact the finance officer during business hours on:

Accommodation office

The CIT accommodation officer is available to help regional and international students with accommodation placement and offer support for students living in CIT residences. They also manage accommodation facilities and organise maintenance for the CIT residences.

To enquire about accommodation, book an appointment using the contact details below, or drop in to the CITSA office located in Block H at CIT Bruce.

Contact the accommodation officer during business hours:

During your study

As you are here on a student visa, you are required to:

In mainstream courses:

  • meet course/subject requirements
  • perform academically - submit all assignments and pass more than 50% of your units of competencies / subjects studied each semester
  • study full time - unless otherwise arranged through International Services Unit (ISU)
  • complete course within full time study period unless negotiated with ISU
  • not change courses unless first negotiated with ISU
  • not work more than 40 hours per fortnight during terms (may work more hours in term & semester breaks)
  • request extra time in exams (20 minutes in subjects below diploma level, except English language programs, Year 12 and BSSS programs)

In English & foundation courses:

  • attend 80 per cent of classes, participate in class and perform academically.