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CIT for school students


As a school student, it can be daunting to choose your career path. To help you through this process, CIT offers a range of programs and activities to enable you to explore your interests so that you can make informed decisions about your future.

Why choose CIT?

Whether you already know the direction you want to take or are exploring your course and career options, we can help you find something you love, even while you’re still at school.

Our courses are designed to connect you with industry and provide you with in-demand practical skills to prepare you for real-world experiences.

Learning pathways for school students

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbAs)

An Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA) is a great way for secondary students aged 15 or over to start an apprenticeship while they are still at school.

As an ASbA student, you will continue your secondary studies, spend part of your week working with an employer and some of your school time studying at CIT. This means you can start your future career earlier and earn while you learn.

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CIT Courses for school students

CIT can offer a range of accredited and non-accredited courses for high school and college students. These courses provide an opportunity for you to gain experience in a particular field of study or to sample different fields to discover where your interests lie. Accredited short courses may also provide credit for further studies at CIT.

We are currently reviewing our course offerings for school students. Further information will be shared with schools in early 2024. To request a particular course for your school, please use the enquiry form below.

Experience life as a CIT student

CIT offers a range of events, workshops and practical activities throughout the year to provide school students with opportunities to explore campus facilities and sample course offerings across different industry areas.

  • CIT Open Day
    • CIT Open Day is your chance to meet our friendly staff, tour our facilities and experience life as a CIT student.

      Open Day activities will be held across our three main campuses, giving you the opportunity to explore our teaching and learning facilities and speak directly with CIT teachers and student support staff to learn more about your course options, career pathways and how to enrol.

      When: Friday 17 November, 2-7pm
      Where: CIT Bruce, Fyshwick and Reid

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  • Taster programs and activities
    • CIT hosts a range of industry-focused programs and activities for schools so that students can discover different study areas and gain hands-on experience for future learning or work.

      Our annual program includes:

      - CIT TASTE (Year 10-12) - TASTE offers students the chance to participate in practical hands-on activities and workshops to experience what a career in bakery, patisserie, commercial cookery, events, hospitality, travel or tourism would be like.

      - CIT Studio (Years 11-12) - This event provides students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops in creative fields such as photography, graphic design, visual arts, fashion, interior design, screen and media, music and sound production.

      - The CIT Construction and Engineering Bridge Challenge and Advanced Bridge Challenge (Years 9-12) - Open to students in years 9 to 12, teams compete to design and build bridges solely with the materials supplied, with the end result being determined based on the total amount the bridge can hold before destruction.

      We are currently preparing our 2024 program of school events. Further information will be shared with schools in early 2024.

Information and enrolment sessions

Did you know we hold information and enrolment sessions regularly throughout the year?

These sessions are your opportunity to speak directly with CIT teachers to find out more about the course you are interested in and get answers to your course and enrolment questions.

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Career expos

CIT is an exhibitor at the Canberra Careers XPO, held annually in early August. In addition, we welcome opportunities to attend secondary school career expos and information days in the ACT and surrounding regions.

If you would like CIT staff to attend an upcoming event at your school, submit your event details via the enquiry form below.


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