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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 short 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.

To request a particular course for your school, please use the enquiry form below.

CIT hosts a range of industry-focused events and practical activities to provide school students with opportunities to explore campus facilities and sample course offerings across different industry areas.

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.

Download: CIT for Schools Events Calendar 2024 (PDF 91Kb)

Event Date Location Description Open to
Australian Culinary Federation (ACF) Secondary Schools Cooking Competition ACT 14 June 2024 CIT Reid This competition provides a platform for talented students to showcase their culinary skills and learn from local industry experts. Unlimited entries are available from each school. The winning school will compete in the National Final for the Secondary Schools Shield. Students in years 10 to 12 who are enrolled in a secondary school and studying a hospitality or commercial cookery course
Bridge Challenge 21 June 2024 CIT Bruce Students can put their engineering and construction skills to the test to design and build the strongest bridge. Using only the materials supplied, schools compete in teams with the end result being determined based on the total amount the bridge can hold before destruction. Students in years 9 to 10 enrolled in a secondary school
Understanding Building and Construction Program (UBCP) Try a Trade 1 July 2024 CIT Bruce Participating students will have the opportunity to try different trades such as carpentry, cabinetmaking, brick and block laying, landscaping, painting, plastering and tiling, as well as learning about crane and construction equipment, and fire safety. Female and gender diverse students in years 9 and 10 who are completing the elective 'Women in Construction' as part of the UBCP 2024
Health, Community and Science Showcase 14 August 2024 CIT Bruce Celebrate National Science Week at CIT. Students in years 10-12 are invited to participate in a range of practical activities in science, health, education, community work and/or sport and fitness. Students in years 10 to 12 enrolled in a secondary school
Studio24 Creative Industries Showcase 13 September 2024 CIT Reid Students looking to explore their course and career options in the creative industries are invited to Studio24, a hands-on showcase of CIT's creative industry courses. Students in years 11 and 12 enrolled in a secondary school
CIT Open Day 2024 13 September 2024 All CIT Campuses Students, teachers, career advisors, parents and carers are invited to explore CIT teaching and learning facilities and speak directly with teaching and student support staff at CIT Open Day 2024. All

Download: CIT for Schools Events Calendar 2024 (PDF 91Kb)

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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