Indigenous educational and student support services
Yurauna is a Wiradjuri word meaning to grow
CIT Yurauna is a community focused multi-functional centre that brings people together.
CIT Yurauna is an informal gathering place that provides opportunity for people to come together to find real solutions. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff are available to advise and assist regarding:
- Academic and tutorial support
- Advocacy and mediation
- CIT Yurauna Early Childhood Centre
- Course and careers advice
- Enrolment procedures
- Equity issues
- Literacy and numeracy assessments
- Outreach services information
- Referrals to other support services within CIT and the ACT region
- Student lunch - provided by CITSA
- Study support
- Time management
Staff are available to provide support in a number of areas. Our goal is for the student to reach their full potential. Support is provided in partnership with the student so they may accomplish their chosen goals. Prospective students are encouraged to contact CIT Yurauna to discuss options.
Below is a guide to some of the services provided.
- Negotiated places
CIT Yurauna provides a letter of support for Indigenous people applying for enrolment into CIT courses. The letter of support is a negotiated place into a CIT course.
CIT Yurauna staff assesses prospective students' educational abilities including career aspirations and career plans.
Transition programs are available - information available at CIT Yurauna.
- CIT Indigenous Scholarships
CIT Indigenous Scholarships were introduced in 2003. Scholarships cover course fees only. To apply for a scholarship:
- You must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (you may be requested to provide proof)
- Enrolled in a mainstream course
- Have a commitment to study
Includes full-time, part-time and flexible delivery study. Also, includes skills recognition fees. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the scholarship page or contact the CIT Yurauna on (02) 6207 3309 for more information.
- Fee assistance
The ACT Government provides a limited amount of funds for CIT Students who are in financial need and who are committed to study. These funds are used for student fees and books/equipment essential for the course.
- Tutorial support
Tutorial support is available for certificate III courses and above.. This can be set in place early in the semester and is negotiated with CIT Yurauna.
- Employment options
CIT Yurauna works in partnership with a range of Employment Service Providers for the best outcomes for students. Such as, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Public Service Entry - ACT and Australian Governments, Private Sector and Industry.
- CIT Yurauna Early Childhood Centre
CIT Yurauna, in partnership with Northside Community Services - Children's Services, runs an onsite early childhood centre.
This centre delivers high-quality and culturally safe early childhood education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from birth to 5 years old.
- Onsite at CIT Yurauna - CIT Reid
- Free to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with a parent/guardian studying at CIT Reid
- with a parent/guardian studying at CIT Reid
- Run by qualified early childhood teachers and educators
Limited places available, contact CIT Yurauna for opening hours.
To find out more, contact CIT Yurauna.
ABSTUDY is available for all CIT courses. Eligibility requirements for full-time or part-time workloads are available by contacting Centrelink directly.
- Cultural Awareness training
CIT Yurauna provides cultural education to all staff and students within CIT. Training can be tailored to your interest - cultural heritage, arts, community development, childcare, health or education.
Telephone: (02) 6207 3309
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we are on Ngunnawal land.