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Scholarships

Scholarships provide financial support which can help you focus on your studies and get the most from your time at CIT. See below for scholarship opportunities and to find out if you're eligible.

  • ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme
    • The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a partnership between ACT Health, CIT and ACT Mental Health Consumer Network. It is designed to support mental health consumers to study in the community services area. The aim of the scheme is to increase employment opportunities for mental health consumers in mental health, alcohol and other drugs, community development, youth work and community services.
    • Anyone who has lived experience of a mental illness/disorder and is 17 years of age or older is eligible to apply for admission to the scholarship scheme. Preference will be given to applicants who have not completed post-secondary studies and/or are unemployed.
    • The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a two staged approach to support mental health consumers gain qualifications in the area of human services.
      - The first stage of the scheme is funding for the completion of the Statement of Attainment in Introductory Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs. This qualification will work towards a Certificate IV within the community services package.
      - The second stage is funding that covers course fees only for study in one of the Certificate IV courses in the Community Work Programs.
    • These are run by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) at CIT Bruce.
    • Approximately 25 scholarships are available. The scholarship is valid for two years.
    • This scholarship scheme is available to Australian residents and citizens. Please note international students are not eligible.
    • To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form (MS Word 192Kb) in full and send to the Canberra Institute of Technology. Applications will be considered and assessed by a selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
      This opportunity is being offered in two rounds:
      Round Applications Due by Selection Committee Meeting
      1 3 December Week commencing 6 December
      2 28 January 2022 Week commencing 31 January
    • All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in writing within two weeks of the selection committee meetings.
  • Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant
    • The Australian Seniors was established to provide cost effective insurance solutions for mature Australians in 1998. We do this by providing a range of insurance products and policies designed to suit those over 50 years old. We believe in supporting the aging community of Australia in a number of ways, and a big area is healthcare. So with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the aged care industry by providing the Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant ("Grant").
    • Application closing date: Monday 31 October 2022
      Number available: 1
      Value: $5,000 one-off payment
      Eligibility and Selection criteria: To be eligible students must be:
      1. enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
      - Aged Care
      - Aged Care Nuring
      - Dementia Care
      - Disabilities Care
      - o Any other courses leading to similar careers as an aged carer
      2. Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents
      3. 18 years of age or older

      Exclusions: Employees of Australian Seniors Insurance Agency and of Greenstone Financial Services (GFS) and their immediate family members (including the spouse, de-facto spouse, parent, guardian, child or sibling ("Immediate Family Members")) are ineligible to enter as an applicant for the Grant.
    • Further information and application form
  • Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust and the Long Tan Bursary
    • Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national charity providing tertiary education scholarships and bursaries to children and grandchildren of ex-serving veterans. AVCAT assist scholars each year to reach their potential through achieving a range of academic and personal goals.

      Long Tan Bursaries are funded by the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs. Other sponsored scholarships are funded by ex-service organisations and private donors.
    • Application opening date: 18 August each year, Vietnam Veterans' Day
      Application closing date: 31 October, 12am midnight each year
      Application method: Online application form
      Number available: Multiple
      Value: All bursaries and sponsored scholarships are for tertiary education and are $4000-$6000 per year, for three years.
      Eligibility and Selection criteria: To be eligible students must be:
      - The child, stepchild, foster child or grandchild or an Australian ex-serving veteran*
      - An Australian citizen
      - Enrolled, or planning to enrol in 2023 in a full-time course at an Australian university, TAFE college or registered training organisation
      - Be receiving, or be eligible to receive in 2023, Youth Allowance or an equivalent means-tested educational payment

      *A veteran, for these scholarships, must be an Australian veteran with operational service, including eligible war service, war-like service, and peacekeeping/peacemaking service, OR have three or more years of continuous full-time service in the Australian Defence Force.
    • Further information and application form
  • The Brighte Women in Solar Scholarship Fund 2022
    • The Brighte Women in Solar Scholarship provides an opportunity for the personal and professional development of female trade professionals to further their experience and career development in the renewable energy sector.

      The Brighte Women in Solar Scholarship fund offers up to five scholarships for women electricians and/or apprentices who wish to obtain a qualification in battery storage systems and grid connect photo voltaic systems in Semester 1 2022.
    • It is available to female students, studying full or part-time, enrolling or intending to enrol in an eligible CIT qualification.

      The Brighte Women in Solar Scholarships are awarded to women students who demonstrate a commitment to study and to the environment . The value of the scholarship is up to $2,250 per scholarship to directly contribute to CIT student fees across the period of study. In addition to the scholarship, Brighte will commit to fund the Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation costs for the five eligible female CIT students who are awarded financial scholarships.

      Completed application forms and supporting documents will be sent to Ilsar.stuart@cit.edu.au
  • Canberra Refugee Support Scholarships
    • Scholarships are awarded to asylum seekers or refugees who are studying or seeking to study at CIT or at other institutions while they are living in Canberra. Winners are selected on the basis of meritorious performance rather than academic results alone.

      The funds can be used for any purpose chosen by the student.

      The number of scholarships and their individual value is decided by Canberra Refugee Support based on the amount donated. Canberra Refugee Support is unable to guarantee any number or value of scholarships in advance.

      The purpose of the Canberra Refugee Support Scholarships is to recognise meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding refugee students in the pursuit of their personal development goals.

      The scholarship is funded from donations provided from the community or organisations. Each annual round is treated separately and the amount of money available for scholarships is dependent upon donations for the year concerned.
  • Choosi Futures Grant Program
    • Choosi are offering financial assistance to those studying in the health, fitness and medical disciplines.
    • There is one winner each year of $5000.
    • Students studying at CIT for a certificate or diploma in health sciences; applied sciences (health/fitness related); nursing; dental assisting can apply.
    • See Choosi grants page for details of application process.
    • Applications for 2021-2022 close October 31 2022.
  • CIT - TFA Women in Construction Scholarships
    • CIT Building and Construction Management, NAWIC and the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) have partnered to offer the CIT Women in Construction Scholarships for a qualification in Building and Construction Management.
    • The scholarships are available to assist women to enrol in a building and construction management qualification. This will provide an opportunity for the personal and professional development of female building and construction professionals whether in technical, management or policy roles.
    • Seven scholarships are available in 2022/23.
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:
    • - an female (16 years or older for Certificate II) 17 years of age or older
    • - either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a CIT building and construction qualification in 2022/23
    • - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
    • - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT withing 3 years of enrolling
    • - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in 2022-2024

    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022/2023
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) 4 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent Three scholarships valued up to $4,000
         
      Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) 3 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent Two scholarships valued up to $3,000
       
       
       
      Certificate II in Construction Pathways 2 semesters full-time one day per week (approx. 5 hours) Two scholarships valued up to $1,000

    • Application process

    • - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
    • - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.

    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617
      anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au (02) 6205 9840
    • Please email applications to:

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • Country Education Foundation
    • Community Education Foundation of Australia: supports youth in regional areas with financial grants for education and employment expenses. Students can apply and view the eligibility criteria via: https://cef.org.au/our-grants/
  • Fee Assistance
    • Applications are currently open for semester 1, 2022
    • Fee Assistance provides financial assistance towards course costs for CIT students experiencing financial hardship whilst studying towards a qualification for employment.
    • Financial assistance is by way of direct payment of fees and credit at CITSA Bookshops.
    • Fee Assistance provides up to 75% to a maximum limit of $800 per student in one semester.
    • Source of funding: The ACT Government provides CIT with additional funding for the program.
    • To find out more about eligibility and the application process, visit Fee Assistance.
  • FREE NAWIC Student Membership
    • will award the winner a FREE NAWIC student membership for 12 months, providing access to some of the most amazing and successful women in the local construction industry, opportunities to network with industry, and participate in professional development programs
  • GEOCON Women in Building and Construction Scholarship
    • GEOCON would like to offer a scholarship in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction to an aspiring female CIT student in 2022.

      The scholarship would also provide the successful candidate with industry contacts and introductions that may lead to employment with GEOCON (the largest construction company in the ACT), or with any number of its leading construction sub-contractors, subject to satisfactory interviews.

      The aim of this initiative is to promote and encourage women joining the construction industry and create a pathway for ambitious females to obtain a formal qualification in building and construction. GEOCON is offering one fully paid scholarship, being a total of four semesters in one course for the respective person.

      Female students 17 years or above are encouraged to apply. We would also like to encourage any mature aged female students to apply also. The scholarship is available to new female students studying full-time or part-time, enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:

      - A female person 17 years of age or older
      - either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a Certificate IV or Diploma of Building qualification
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT withing 3 years of commencement of the qualification
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in accordance with timetable
    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022 -2024
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and Construction OR Certificate IV in Building and Construction 4 semesters full-time
      (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
      One scholarship
    • Application process

      - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
      - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted of applicants by GEOCON. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, CIT Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2614 anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au | T: (02) 6205 9840

      Please email applications to:
      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department Building and Construction Management anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • Horticulture Scholarship
    • The Open Gardens Canberra Scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for a CIT student in any horticulture stream to receive financial assistance with their studies and work with Canberra gardeners to open their gardens to the public. Eligible students should be in their first year of a CIT qualification in horticulture or landscaping, within the CIT Department of Horticulture and Floristry.
    • The Open Gardens Canberra Scholarship provides $2,000 over two years towards CIT tuition fees, textbooks, and equipment. The scholarship recipient will also be encouraged to assist Canberra gardeners through the Open Gardens Canberra scheme.
    • Applications for the scholarship open at the beginning of Term 3 2022. First-year horticultural students in 2022 not apprenticed are encouraged to apply. The scholarship will contribute towards fees in the second and third years of their course.
    • Applicants need to respond to sections 1-5 of the application criteria. The answer to each section should be no more than half a page in length (approximately 160 words) and can incorporate photos and illustrations. Applications can be delivered by email or post.
    • Application Criteria

      1. Why are you studying horticulture at CIT?
      2. How would assisting Canberra gardeners to open their gardens enhance your studies and potential career in horticulture?
      3. What do you consider to be the biggest challenges facing home gardeners in the Canberra region?
      4. Give an example of a horticultural task you have undertaken that you feel was effective?
      5. Attach:
    • - your CV and academic history
      - supporting statement from one CIT teacher
      - other supporting documents of your choice.
    • Applications will be judged on:
      - evidence of academic commitment and achievements in the first semester of the course
      - evidence a student's skills could be used to promote good gardening practices in the Canberra region
      - a demonstrated commitment to horticultural study and the application of skills developed
      - aptitude for personal development related to horticulture.
    • Timing
      - Applications open beginning of Term 3.
      - Applications close week 1 of Term 4.
      - Successful applicant announced at the end of Semester 2.
      - First scholarship payment will be paid at the end of 2022 based on the successful completion of unit of competencies (UOC's).
      - Second scholarship payment will be paid at the end of 2023 based on the successful completion of UOC's.
    • Application can be sent to:
      By post:
      Head of Department
      Department of Horticulture & Floristry
      CIT Design and Technology
      GPO 826, Canberra, 2601
    • By email: Julie.Collins@cit.edu.au
    • For more information about Open Gardens Canberra visit opengardenscanberra.org.au
  • Indigenous Scholarships
    • - are available to Indigenous students enrolled at CIT, first time applicants must provide confirmation of Aboriginality
      - are available for waiver of program fees only.
    • Students may apply for additional assistance through other scholarships.
    • Students need to re-apply each semester. If re-applying, you must provide evidence of satisfactory academic performance.
    • Forms are available from CIT Yurauna Centre, phone (02) 6207 3309. Application forms are processed through CIT Yurauna Centre.
  • Jake Keller Scholarship
    • In memory of Justin Alfred (Jake) Keller, Foundation Member of the National Arboretum Canberra, the Jake Keller Scholarship will provide an exciting opportunity for one CIT horticulture student to receive financial assistance with their studies and undertake valuable professional development via work experience with the arboretum's horticulture team.

      Eligible students should be in their final year of any certificate III course within the CIT Department of Horticulture and should also be considering further studies in horticulture at CIT.

      The Jake Keller Scholarship is worth $1,000, which will be a contribution towards the CIT tuition fees in the chosen qualification in horticulture and must be redeemed within 12 months of receipt. The recipient of the scholarship will be also eligible to do work experience at the National Arboretum Canberra.

      The work experience will be arranged with horticultural staff at the National Arboretum and will be for the duration of one week. The scholarship recipient will gain valuable professional development in contemporary horticulture practices.

      Applicants are to complete sections 1-6 in the below form. Submission may be electronic or paper based. Download the Application Form (PDF 441Kb)
    • Closing date: COB Friday 11 November 2022
      Value of prize: $1,000 plus one week work experience
      Source of funding: The National Arboretum Canberra
  • Larsen Jewellery Design Scholarship Program
    • Larsen Jewellery recognises the need to support and educate young adults wishing to begin a career in jewellery, design or visual arts; or who wish to further their studies in a jewellery, design or visual arts related course.

      Application Closing Date: Wednesday November 30th, 2022.
      Number available: 1 Value: $3,000 to go towards the University or TAFE tuition fees of one individual, for either a jewellery or jewellery design related course, or a design or visual arts related course.

      Eligibility and Selection criteria:
      - Applicant must display an interest and passion for jewellery, design or visual arts.
      - Applicant must be either accepted, enrolled or in the process of applying to a at an Australian University or TAFE* for either a jewellery or jewellery design related course, or a design or visual arts related course.

      *Terms & Conditions: Scholarship winner must provide proof of current enrolment in a design-related course based in Australia, to Larsen Jewellery prior to receiving their prize of $3,000. If scholarship winner is non-contactable by December 23rd 2022, their opportunity to receive this prize will be made void; and a new winner will be chosen.
    • Further information and application process
  • LECA Scholarship Fund 2022
    • THE LIGHTING & ENERGY CONSERVATION AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (LECA) Scholarship provides an opportunity for post trade students with outstanding skills and knowledge in Grid Connect PV to further their experience and career development in Battery Storage Systems training.

      The LECA Scholarship fund offers up to two scholarships for post trade students who wish to obtain a qualification in battery storage systems in Semester 2 2022. The LECA scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to study and are experiencing financial hardship. The value of the scholarship is up to $2,500 per scholarship to directly contribute to CIT student fees related to the CIT Battery Storage Systems training and any other related study costs.

      It is available to students, studying full or part-time, enrolling or intending to enrol in CIT's Battery Storage Systems qualification.

      Please send completed application forms (MS Word 161Kb) and supporting documents to Patricia.Collins@cit.edu.au
  • LendLease Indigenous Scholarships in Construction
    • LendLease would like to offer a scholarship in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction to an Indigenous student in 2022.

      The scholarship comes with the ability for Lendlease to provide industry contacts and introductions that could allow placement with some of the ACT's leading sub-contractors following satisfactory interviews. Lendlease is offering two full scholarships, being a total of four semesters in each course for the respective persons.

      Indigenous students 17 years or above are encouraged to apply. We would also like to encourage any mature aged Indigenous students to apply also. The scholarship is available to Indigenous students studying full-time or part-time, enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction.
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:

      - an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person 17 years of age or older
      - either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a Certificate IV or Diploma of Building qualification
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT withing 3 years of commencement of the qualification
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in accordance with timetable
      - must provide Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Certificate
    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022-2024
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and Construction OR Certificate IV in Building and Construction 4 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent One scholarship
    • Application process

      - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarships Application Form (MS Word 90Kb) in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
      - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617
      anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au (02) 6205 9840
    • Please email applications to:

      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • Lendlease Women in Construction Scholarship in Construction
    • Lendlease would like to offer a scholarship in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction to a female student in 2022.

      The scholarship comes with the ability for Lendlease to provide industry contacts and introductions that could allow placement with some of the ACT's leading sub-contractors following satisfactory interviews. Lendlease is offering two full scholarships, being a total of four semesters in each course for the respective persons.

      Indigenous students 17 years or above are encouraged to apply. We would also like to encourage any mature aged Indigenous students to apply also. The scholarship is available to Indigenous students studying full-time or part-time, enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction.
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:

      - A female person 17 years of age or older
      - either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a Certificate IV or Diploma of Building qualification
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT withing 3 years of commencement of the qualification
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in accordance with timetable
    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022-2024
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and Construction OR Certificate IV in Building and Construction 4 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent One scholarship
    • Application process

      - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarships Application Form (MS Word 90Kb) in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
      - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617
      anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au (02) 6205 9840
    • Please email applications to:

      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships
    • The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships provide educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity.
    • Every Pinnacle scholar is carefully matched with a mentor who will typically share the same academic and professional interests, gender identity and sexual orientation. The mentor acts as a role model. They will have trod the scholar's path – and provide the encouragement, counsel and inspiration to support the scholar's rounded development and successful completion of their studies.
    • Eligibility:
      - Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage)
      - At least 18 years of age and younger than 27 years of age on 20 January in each year for which the scholarship is sought
      - Have achieved good or reasonable scholastic results given your circumstances
      - Will be undertaking fulltime studies at a public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts
      - Identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community
    • Value of scholarships:
      Between $5,000 and $7,000 in first year of study and between $4,000 and $5,000 in subsequent years.
      **Subject to continuing to meet our requirements, Pinnacle Foundation scholarships are multi-year and designed to support you to complete your qualification.
    • Application Applications Open: Friday 01 July 2022
      Applications Close: Wednesday 31 August 2022
    • Application information:
      To apply online please visit The Pinnacle Foundation website
  • Project Coordination Indigenous Scholarship in Construction
    • Project Coordination would like to offer a scholarship in the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 to an Indigenous student in 2021.

      The scholarship comes with work placement training in either construction or work health and safety during the second year of study. Project Coordination is offering one scholarship biennially, so every two years an Indigenous student will commence a two-year study program.

      Indigenous students 17 years or above are encouraged to apply. We would also like to encourage any mature aged Indigenous students to apply also. The scholarship is available to Indigenous students studying full-time or part-time, enrolling in the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210.
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:

      - an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person 17 years of age or older
      - either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a CIT Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 in 2021
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT before the end of semester 2, 2022
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in 2021-2022
      - must provide Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Certificate
    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in Semester 1, 2021
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and
      Construction (Building) (CPC50210)
      4 semesters full-time
      (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
      One scholarship
    • Application process

      - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
      - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, CIT Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617 anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
      | T: (02) 6205 9840

      Please email applications to:
      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department Building and Construction Management anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • Project Coordination Women in Construction Scholarship
    • Project Coordination would like to offer a scholarship in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction to a female student in 2022.

      The scholarship comes with the ability for Project Coordination to provide employment industry contacts and introductions that could allow placement with some of the ACT’s leading sub-contractors following satisfactory interviews. Project Coordination is offering one full scholarship, being a total of four semesters in one course for the respective person.

      Female students 17 years or above are encouraged to apply. We also encourage any mature aged female students to apply. The scholarship is available to new female students studying full-time or part-time, enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction.
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:

      - A female person 17 years of age or older
      - not currently employed in the construction industry but seeking employment in the building and construction industry and intending to enrol in a Certificate IV or Diploma of Building qualification
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT withing 3 years of commencement of the qualification
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in accordance with timetable
    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022 -2024
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and
      Construction or
      Certificate IV in Building
      and Construction
      4 semesters full-time
      (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
      One scholarship
    • Application process

      - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
      - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted of applicants by Project Coordination. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617 anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
      | T: (02) 6205 9840

      Please email applications to:
      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department Building and Construction Management anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • Real Futures Grant
    • Since Real Insurance was launched in Australia in 2005, our goal has been to protect the quality of people's lives.

      We know that real health for you and your family is only ever as good as the people who are providing it. And we know that finances are a key factor for families as well as insurance products and services. So with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the healthcare, business and finance industries by providing the Real Futures Grant. This grant is an Australian program that has been running since 2016.
    • Application closing date:Monday 31 October 2022
      Number available: 1
      Value: $5,000 one-off payment
      Eligibility and Selection criteria: To be eligible, you must be: 1. enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian tertiary education institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
      - Business - including any business-related courses from any institution.
      - Finance - including actuarial, statistics, accounting and general finance courses.
      - Medicine - including medical and health sciences, surgery and medical research.
      - Healthcare - including health and fitness-related specialties, sport sciences, health services assistance and international health.
      - Specialist healthcare - including nursing, optometry, dentistry and pharmacy.
      2. Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.
      3. 18 years of age or older to enter.
      Exclusion: Employees and immediate family members including the spouse, de-facto spouse, parent, guardian, child or sibling ("Immediate Family Members") of a Real Insurance employee are ineligible to enter. Employees, and Immediate Family Members of Greenstone Financial Services (GFS) are also ineligible to enter.
    • Further information and application process
  • Sidepost Women in Trades Scholarship
    • Sidepost is a Melbourne-based Australian company that provides an online and mobile marketplace enabling users to outsource everyday tasks. It is a one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs.

      As a home service company that delivers many different trade services, we understand the value of having a skilled tradesperson. We believe that everyone, regardless of their gender identity, should have an opportunity to enter their chosen trade. This is why we’ve set up a scholarship for women who wish to pursue a trade or technical education. In 2022, women make up only a minor percentage of the trades and technical workforce. This is especially prevalent in core industries such as construction, automotive and electrical, where women only account for less than 2% - a percentage that's remained stagnant for over two decades.
    • Application closing date: Monday 31 October 2022
    • Number available: 1
    • Value: $2,000 towards tuition fees, course materials, trade tools and equipment, living expenses, personal protective equipment (PPE) and tools
    • Eligibility and Selection criteria: Applicants must:
      - Identify as a female
      - be 18 years or older
      - have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the trades
      - be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a trade or technical program at an accredited institution.
    • Further information and application process
  • TFA Indigenous Scholarships in Construction
    • CIT Building and Construction Management, CIT Yurauna and the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) have partnered to offer the CIT Indigenous Scholarships for a qualification in Building and Construction Management.

      The scholarships are available to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to enrol in a building and construction management qualification. This will provide an opportunity for the personal and professional development of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander building and construction professionals whether in technical, management or policy roles.

      Nine scholarships are available in 2022/23.
    • To be eligible, applicants must be:

      - an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person 17 years of age or older
      - either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a CIT building and construction qualification in 2021
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT before the end of semester 2, 2022
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in 2022-2024
      - must provide Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Certificate
    • CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022-2023
      Qualification Duration Scholarships available
      Diploma of Building and
      Construction (Building) (CPC50210)
      4 semesters full-time
      (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
      Three scholarships valued up to $3,000
      Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110) 3 semesters full-time
      (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
      Three scholarships valued up to $2,000
      Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration) (CPC40208)
      Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) (CPC40308)
      Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20211) 2 semesters full-time
      one day per week (approx. 5 hours)
      Three scholarships valued up to $1,000
    • Application process

      - To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
      - Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Enquiries about the scholarship

      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department, CIT Building and Construction Management
      CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2614 anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au | T: (02) 6205 9840

      Please email applications to:
      Anthony Cowlishaw
      Head of Department Building and Construction Management anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au
  • The Young Carers Bursary
    • If you care for a family member or friend with an illness, disability or mental health issues, you could be eligible for one of the 1,000 bursaries available to young people juggling study and care.
    • The Young Carers Bursary offers $3,000 towards continuing your study.
    • Applications Open: Tuesday 19 July 2022
      Applications Close: Tuesday 13 September 2022
    • To be eligible you must be a young carer who is:
      - aged between 12-25
      - studying or completing an apprenticeship
      - an Australian citizen or permanent resident
      - not receiving another scholarship.
    • For more info and to apply, check out:YoungCarersNetwork.com.au

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Prizes and Medals presented at CIT Celebration of Graduation

All prizes and medals are awarded to graduates who completed their study for the nominated program in the academic year prior to CIT's annual April graduation events.

  • CIT Institute Medals
    • Nominations for medals are based on excellence in academic performance and are awarded to the most outstanding graduates in each teaching college.
    • For the graduation period CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting, and CIT Health, Community and Science may award three (3) CIT Medals. CIT Technology and Design and CIT Trade Skills and Vocational Learning may award two (2) CIT Medals. All other colleges may award one (1) CIT Medal.
    • Source of funding: CIT
  • Craig O'Neil Prize for an Accounting Graduate
    • Eligibility and selection guidelines:
    • The student must submit an application to be considered for the scholarship. CIT Business, Tourism & Accounting is responsible for coordinating this.
    • The student must provide evidence of enrolment into University to study accounting or a related discipline; (deferring the commencement of university study is acceptable)
    • The student must provide supporting statements from two teachers.
    • The prize will be awarded to a graduate who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia:
      - from the Advanced Diploma of Accounting who has enrolled into a university to study accounting or a related discipline
      -who completed their study toward the Advanced Diploma of Accounting in the academic year prior to CITs annual April graduation ceremonies.
    • The following aspects will be taken into consideration when selecting the winner:
      - The applicant's commitment and work ethic in relation to their studies;
      - The applicant's contribution to the student environment during their studies;
      - Circumstances of financial hardship.
    • The value of the prize is $2,000 and is donated by the CIT Student Association.
  • The Len Barratt Award for an Indigenous Graduate
    • This is awarded to an Indigenous graduate who has completed a certificate III or higher program of study at CIT.
    • The value of the prize is $2,000 and is donated by the CIT Student Association.
  • Rotary Club of Canberra - Weston Creek Prize
    • This prize is awarded to a graduate from any CIT program, who has made a valuable contribution to the community during their studies (this contribution must be related to their studies at CIT).
    • The value of the prize is $300 and is funded by Rotary Club of Canberra - Weston Creek.
  • University of Canberra Prize (ACT Year 12 Certificate) - CIT Pathways College
    • This prize is awarded in recognition of the pathways which students were able to access in pursuit of their educational needs.
    • This prize recognises:
      - the student who achieved an ACT Year 12 Certificate with either a mature entry pathway or a tertiary rank (eg ATAR, UAI, TER, TES, etc) that qualified them for entry to the University of Canberra
      - and managed personal challenges so that they participated actively and positively in their Year 12 program at CIT.
    • This prize is funded by the University of Canberra.
  • University of Canberra Prize
    • This prize is awarded in recognition of the pathways which students were able to access in pursuit of their educational needs.
    • This prize recognises:
      - the most outstanding result in a program,
      - which articulates with the University of Canberra.
    • This prize will be awarded to an Institute Medal winner in the first instance, in the event that no medal winners are graduating from a program which articulates with the University of Canberra, other nominees will be considered.
    • This prize is funded by the University of Canberra.
  • Yass Lodge of Concord No.27 (Freemasons) Prize
    • This is awarded to the graduate from the CIT Pathways College who has shown the greatest improvement in the study of English as a Second Language.
    • The value of the prize is $250 and is funded by Yass Lodge of Concorde No. 27.

There are many ways industry, business and the community can support CIT students. If you have a specific sponsorship idea that you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact infoline@cit.edu.au

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