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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 3290 or email cit.student.support@cit.edu.au
  • 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 citcounselling@cit.edu.au 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.

International Student Support CIT

Manager, CIT International Pastoral Care - Rosalyn Didier
Email: rosalyn.didier@cit.edu.au
Location: Student Support
CIT Reid A110a. Appointments (02) 6207 3290, Direct line (02) 6205 9628.
CIT Bruce Appointments (02) 6207 3290.


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: isu@cit.edu.au

Enquiries to ISU:

International student advisors

The student advisors at the ISU are able to help students during their studies at CIT. They can answer questions about a range of things such as changing programs, visa extensions, fees and study support at CIT. For more information please see International Student Advisors.

International Student Advisors from ISU attend CIT Reid:

  • CIT Reid: H104 every Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm
  • CIT Reid: A08 every Friday 12.30-2.30pm

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 office located at CIT Bruce in Room C102.

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.