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Higher Education - Admission and Enrolment Policy

1. Purpose

To determine eligibility for admission and enrolment into a CIT Higher Education (HE) program.

2. Scope

This policy covers all people who want to apply and enrol into a HE program at CIT.

3. Principles

3.1 CIT caters for domestic students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, permanent Australian residents or holders of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa and international students on student visas. CIT is committed to ensuring learners are provided with accurate and ethical information to make informed decisions about their training and assessment prior to admission to CIT.

3.2 Admission to a CIT HE program is a two-step process consisting of initial application followed by enrolment. Detailed information about the process is available on the CIT website.

3.3 Application to CIT does not guarantee a learner a place in a CIT program. Once admitted to CIT learners will have access to CIT Self Service which will enable them to enrol in programs online if applicable.

3.4 A person becomes a student of CIT when he/she has completed the process for a first enrolment into a CIT program.

3.5 A person ceases to be a student of CIT and forfeits their student rights if they have not enrolled into classes for 12 months or has a restrictive hold on their record for six consecutive months or more.

3.6 A person may enrol for a program online or submit a hard copy enrolment form to CIT Student Services.

3.7 International students wishing to apply for a HE program must contact the International Students Unit (ISU).

3.8 International students can only be enrolled at CIT via the paper-based enrolment form.

3.9 If the learner has completed an application to study at CIT, they may be required to attend an information/enrolment session to complete the enrolment process.

3.10 Learners must meet eligibility requirements, detailed in the web handbook on the CIT website, before they can enrol into a program.

3.11 The student's enrolment is formalised by completing and submitting an enrolment form to CIT Student Services or online through CIT Self Service.

3.12 All students are required to show identification documents (acceptable identification documents are detailed in the associated procedures).  Students wishing to access FEE-HELP are required to provide proof of Citizenship on enrolment.

3.13 A person may enrol by having a proxy attend in their place. The proxy must have a letter of authority signed by the individual seeking admission, and be able to present documents which show that the individual meets the entry requirements and can provide proof of identity.

3.14 Restrictive holds may be placed on a student’s record impacting their ability to either enrol, continue or graduate for a range of reasons including;

  1. overdue fees
  2. overdue library books
  3. proof of identity not provided
  4. a requirement to contact the College Director and/or Student Support Staff before continuing study.

3.15 A student is able to change their enrolment;

  1. by submitting a completed enrolment form indicating the change to the enrolment with relevant identification documents in person to CIT Student Services, or
  2. online through CIT Self Service (with the exception of international students) if it is before the Census Date. If it is after the Census Date a student can only withdraw from a subject as outlined in principle 3.16 a, or by emailing the withdrawal from subjects to CIT Student Services.

3.16 Students are not able to change their enrolment (i.e. add or withdraw from classes) online through CIT Self Service two weeks after start of semester for any classes that have term based delivery. After this date a student can only change their enrolment as outlined in the preceding Principle 20.

3.17 Students who wish to re-enrol in a subject they have already successfully completed, must apply to do this through the Head of Department.

3.18 CIT has special provisions for asylum seekers on temporary visas assessed on a case by case basis. A number of visa types including asylum seekers on Bridging Visas may access CIT programs as domestic students. However they will not be eligible for programs funded directly from the Commonwealth Government (see procedures for details of current eligible visa types and what access and exemptions apply).

3.19 Persons other than domestic students may apply for and, providing they meet all entry requirements, enrol in CIT programs through the CIT Solutions International Services Unit.

3.20 International students must first be admitted to a program by the International Services Unit before an enrolment can be processed by CIT Student Services.

4. Documentation

Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cwth)

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015

VET Administrative Information for Providers

VET Student Loan Information for Providers

VET Guidelines

CIT Policies available on website

Fees Policy

Training for People Aged Under 18 Years Policy

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Advertising, Marketing and Program Information for Students Policy

5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Definitions of Terms.

6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information about this policy contact Client Relationship Manager, CIT 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: 2017/2016
Approved: October 2017
Next Review: October 2021
Category: Student Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Education and Training Services
procedureword Higher Education - Admission and Enrolment Procedures
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