ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

This action does not affect ACT PhD alumni living overseas. You are still able to apply for steamlined nomination if you meet the nomination criteria. Email for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

ACT Occupation List will be updated in July 2017

As of 19/04/2017 the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) (which informed the ACT Occupation List) has been replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). There has been a removal of 200 occupations from the CSOL in creating the STSOL. A new ACT Occupation list based on the STSOL will be announced in July.

Vocational Education & Training

Two health students studying at CIT

Whether you’re looking to move straight into the workforce, or take an initial step in your tertiary education, an Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification can take you where you want to go.

VET courses develop specific knowledge and skills through hands-on learning across a large number of careers and industries. Qualifications range from certificate II to advanced diplomas and are provided by government institutions, called Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, as well as private institutions.

The quality of VET in Australia attracts around 230,000 international students each year, who want an education that will provide a real-world industry experience.

Canberra Institute of Technology

Canberra Institute of Technology

As the region's premier vocational education and training provider, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has the course to help you get the skills to build the career you want.

You can choose from a wide range of courses in areas including automotive, hairdressing, building, business, media, music, design, fashion, engineering, forensics, health, horticulture, hospitality and information technology.

Our strong connection with industry means you gain invaluable connections and real-world experience. Our nationally-recognised courses offer practical experience, not just theory, meaning you end up with real industry skills.

Our six locations across Canberra are designed to create a supportive learning environment for our diverse student population, and are home to world-class libraries and information technology resources, as well as sporting and recreational facilities.

If you ever need help, we're here to assist you with student support, peer tutoring, counselling, disability support, and our dedicated CIT Yurauna Centre providing support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

But student life isn't all about study. In your downtime you can catch up with friends and relax at the canteen or Café Yala. Take advantage of a range of discounted services at the CIT Restaurant, CIT Hairdressing and Beauty, CIT Fit&Well or the student massage and naturopathy clinics.

The CIT Student Association (CITSA) also offer a wide range of student support services and social activities to ensure you get the most out of your time at CIT. Take part in one of the social events including FyshwickNats, the National Campus Film Festival, pancake days, barbecues, exhibitions, movie nights, overnight trips, paintball sessions and ski trips.

Further info

Australian Council for Education & Training (ACPET)

ACPET is the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students, including:

  • Higher Education
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • English Language Courses
  • Senior Secondary Studies
  • Foundation Studies

Further info

Find a course

Searching for a VET course is easy through each RTO's website. The Australian Governments official website - Study in Australia - also enables you to search for a course or an institution using a range of preferences.

Further info