Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) - ELICOS

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) in Australia’s capital city features world-class facilities, small class sizes, industry placement opportunities, study pathways to leading Australian universities and five campuses across Canberra. 

As Canberra’s TAFE provider, CIT offers certificate to bachelor degree qualifications delivered by highlyskilled teachers with extensive industry experience.

CIT is your first step on an incredible journey.

Quick facts about CIT

  • 90 years of CIT and over 25 years teaching international students. 
  • 20,000 students each year, including over 1000 international students.
  • 100+ courses available to international students.
  • Five conveniently located campuses across Canberra
  • Certificate to bachelor degree level qualifications.
  • Highly-skilled teachers with industry knowledge, experience and connections. 
  • ACT government institution with courses delivered to Australian national standards.
  • World-class facilities including simulated training environments, libraries and information technology resources, plus new sporting and recreational centres.
  • Modern teaching methods including online learning and live virtual classrooms. 
  • Study pathways to leading Australian universities. 
  • Canberra’s TAFE; the largest technical and vocational education provider in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

CIT has five conveniently located campuses across Canberra, with world-class facilities including industry-standard simulated training environments, libraries and information technology resources, plus new sporting and recreational centres. 

Improve your English with CIT 

CIT’s English programs are delivered by qualified, experienced teachers who will help build your confidence and ability to use English for work, study or in the community.

  • Study English at CIT Reid campus, centrally located in the city
  • English for all levels — from elementary through to academic
  • Small classes for a more personalised learning experience
  • Dedicated language computer laboratories
  • Courses start every five weeks
  • Receive a discount for English when you bundle it with a mainstream CIT course

CIT – Dream it. Learn it. Be it. 


With English courses commencing every five weeks, students can easily start their learning at CIT. Students will be in a friendly, educational environment where they can learn English required for living and studying in Australia. 

English – Elementary
10 weeks | Entry: IELTS 3.5 | Extract from 10362NAT* | CRICOS: 084740B | National ID: 10362NAT

English – Pre-intermediate 
10 weeks | Entry: IELTS 4.0 | Extract from 10363NAT* | CRICOS: 084741A | National ID: 10363NAT

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
20 weeks | Entry: IELTS 4.5 | CRICOS: 084743K | National ID: 10364NAT | Successful completion is recognised as the equivalent of IELTS 5.5.

English – Advanced
10 weeks | Entry: IELTS 5.5 | Extract from 10365NAT* | CRICOS: 084742M | National ID: 10365NAT

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies
CRICOS: 084744J | National ID: 10365NAT
*This course is an extract of a full certificate qualification. The National ID stated is for the full qualification.

Pathways to university

CIT offers international students the opportunity to move onto further education at top Australian Universities through “study pathways”. 

With the ability to complete a combination of English language courses, secondary (high school) studies, certificates III and IV, a diploma, an advanced diploma or a bachelor degree, CIT has a study pathway to suit most students! 

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