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CIT students given behind-the-scenes access to Geocon’s Metropol site

Published: 22 Sep 2020

31 Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) students recently toured one of Australia’s biggest residential construction sites, as they visited Geocon’s Metropol site in Canberra City.

CIT Building and Construction Management Head of Department Tony Cowlishaw said it's an integral part of the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) to see their theoretical knowledge in practice on a real building site.

"The students gain experience seeing first-hand processes, new practices, site management, site induction, real-life problems and solutions," Tony said.

"CIT is always working with industry to create job-ready, real-life experience to maximise student learning."

Following the visit, the students researched how what they saw complies with Building Code (BCA) standards, work practices and procedures as part of an assignment based around four of their study modules.

The course has a range of students, with some already working in both the residential and commercial industry, international students, trainees and apprentices.

Geocon Operations Manager, Damian Rumball said, "It's great to be able to support the next generation of construction workers as they enter the workforce on one of Australia's biggest and most complicated sites."

"Geocon's ongoing partnership with CIT clearly illustrates our commitment to promoting Canberra and Canberrans."

Watch a video of the students' visit to Geocon's Metropol site.

Learn more about CIT's Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210).