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Mature Workers Support

Mature Jobseeker Support

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is committed to supporting productivity and workforce participation of all working-age Canberrans, however we recognise that mature members of the community often experience specific barriers to accessing available work-related training services.

For that reason, assistance is required to support those facing social, health and economic challenges to participate in upskilling and reskilling opportunities that may improve their employment status and experience of being a valued member and contributor to the community.

Through the Mature Workers Grants Program (the Program), a Skills Canberra initiative, CIT will focus on assisting mature workers by providing a wide range of support.

For the purposes of the Program, the category 'mature workers' includes persons aged 45 years or older and Australian Apprentices aged 25 years or older (aka mature apprentices/trainees). The Program targets mature workers who live and/or work in the ACT. Mature workers may be employed, unemployed, underemployed or not in the labour force. A mature worker may be working as a volunteer or unpaid carer.

Services to you

At CIT, we want you to enjoy your student experience with us and we have a range of services available to help and encourage you. Services include:

  • Course and Career information and advice
  • Financial support opportunities for training
  • Skills Recognition
  • Professional counselling support services
  • An active CIT Student Association (CITSA) which provides advocacy, student activities, information, accommodation, bookshops, food services and cafes on campus
  • CIT Yurauna, a welcoming Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Foundation skills (reading, writing and using numbers)

To register for any of these support services, please complete the following information or alternatively drop into a Student Services on campus or call on 02 6207 3188.


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