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TAFE and skills training

Our TAFE system has a strong reputation for vocational education and training. Broaden your career options with TAFE studies.

The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is Canberra’s trusted public TAFE. It’s our longest serving and largest education provider. CIT:

  • trains over 20,000 students each year
  • trains students from more than 90 countries
  • achieves high student and employer satisfaction rates
  • has a graduate employment rate higher than 80 per cent, well above the national industry average

CIT’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications are outcomes-based. This means courses:

  • give you specialist skills and practical experience for the workplace
  • have been developed with local industry
  • meet the needs of employers as well as students
  • provide real-world industry experience

Canberra Institute of Technology


There are many other registered training organisations (RTO) also delivering VET in Canberra.

More information about RTOs and the courses they offer can be found at myskills.gov.au.

For a checklist of what to consider when choosing a training provider, see the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) fact sheet Choosing a training or education provider.

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