About us


Short Courses by CIT Solutions is the largest provider of recreational and work related short courses in the ACT. For more than 20 years we have offered a wide variety of short courses, with something for every need, passion and taste.

We have strong relationships with a large number of many community partners both small and large, allowing us increase the range and location of the quality learning experiences we can offer you.

Our years of experience in the delivery of local short courses, has allowed us to develop Canberra's highest quality, informative, relevant, rewarding and of course, fun short courses to more than 8,000 locals each year.



Who we are

Short Courses by CIT Solutions is a part of CIT Solutions, the commercial arm of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), which provides a wide range of consulting, learning and development and assessment services to clients in Australia and overseas.

CIT Solutions was established in 1989. Since then it has grown to be a highly successful business employing 60 full-time staff and more than 250 specialist trainers.

Each year, CIT Solutions provides short personal enrichment and professional development courses for more than 8000 students in Canberra and the local region.

We have a proven record of working with other organisations to develop their people, their products and their services; with dedicated staff and teachers committed to working to achieve their objectives.


What we do

Short Courses

At Short Courses we deliver hundreds of courses in a range of subject areas including; Arts and Creative | Personal and Work Skills | Home, Garden and Garage | Languages and Writing | Food, Health and Recreation | Professional Workshops and Kids Courses

Our courses are offered at over 20 different locations across the Canberra Region and at selected locations in regional and coastal NSW.

Our short courses vary in length and intensity from three hour sessions through to 16 week sessions, all taught by passionate and talented tutors wanting to share their skills and knowledge with others.

Our short courses are a great way for you to meet new people, learn something new, up skill for professional or personal development and of course, have fun.


Customised Training

At Short Courses we can customise any one of our courses to suit the needs of you, your friends or your staff. We can tailor all of our courses, training methods and delivery locations to give you the most out of your learning experience, ensuring it's practical, beneficial, time-effective and relevant.

See Customised Training for more information.


Community Partners

At Short Courses we are always developing new relationships with organisations small and large across the Canberra community. This allows us to offer courses at convenient locations across the region and beyond, giving you flexibility and convenience to do a course "close to home".

Our current partners include; Canberra Glassworks | Dickson College | Hawker College | Canberra College | Gungahlin College | Canberra Grammar School | Hennessy Catholic College.

See Locations for more information.



What our students say

It is important to us that our learners have an enjoyable and positive experience when taking part in a short course at the CSC. We try hard to make sure our learners have an engaging and enjoyable time.

To hear what some of our students have to say check out our Student Stories.


We would love to hear from you

Whether you want to share your learning experience with us, give us feedback or tell us about your idea for a new course, we would love to hear from you!



Centre for Short Courses

Postal Address

  • PO Box 226
  • Jamison ACT 2614
  • Canberra, Australia

Physical Address

  • J Block, Room J013
  • Vowels Crescent
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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