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Advertising and Marketing Program Information for Students Policy

1. Purpose

To ensure that marketing and advertising of AQF qualifications to prospective learners is ethical, accurate and consistent with CIT scope of registration and information provided to all current and prospective students is compliant with all regulatory requirements.

2. Scope

This policy relates to nationally recognised and/ or CIT accredited programs leading to a qualification or Statement of Attainment for all current and prospective students.

3. Principles

3.1 All marketing and advertising of AQF qualifications will comply with the appropriate regulatory requirements.

3.2 CIT will only advertise qualifications which have been approved by the appropriate regulatory body and CIT for delivery and/or assessment by CIT.

3.3 When promoting non-accredited training CIT will clearly distinguish between nationally recognised training and that which is not nationally recognised.

3.4 CIT will only use the Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, Schedule 4, and TEQSA.

3.5 CIT will not provide any guarantees to learners about the successful completion of training or any particular employment outcome that is outside of its control.

3.6 CIT will maintain accurate, up-to-date, easily accessible and relevant program information for current and prospective students on its website.

3.7 Program information to be used in promotion or advertising will be derived from the course entry on the CIT website, and presented in a form consistent with the CIT Style Guide.

3.8 Should CIT need to cancel or change classes at short notice, every effort will be made to inform students as soon as possible and offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification.

4. Documentation

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Standards for RTO's

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (2017)

Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (internal access only)

CIT Style Guide (internal access only)

VET Student Loans

5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Policy Glossary.

6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information about this policy contact Director, Student Services.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through the associated procedures. Authority to make changes to the procedures rests with the policy owner.

Policy No: 2016/1985
Approved: October 2016
Next Review: April 2020
Category: Student Policies, Corporate Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education and Training Services
Advertising and Marketing Program Information for Students Procedures
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