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Central Institute of Technology



Central Institute of Technology was the winner of the International Training Provider of the Year 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010, and trains more than 1, 300 international students annually.

The main campus of Central is located clos​e ​to the centre of the city of Perth. The other campus locations are located in inner-city suburbs.​

Our Courses​

Whether you’re looking to study for a career or to improve your English language skills, Central offers over 110 courses for international students in the following areas:

Our Campuses

Education and training at Central is delivered across five campuses. These include:

Getting to Central

All of the campus locations are a short walk from public transport, provided by Transperth, including the bus and train. In Western Australia you will be eligible for a student discount on all public transport.

There is a free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus that operates within the Perth Central Business District (CBD), which provides frequent services around the city.

Specialist Training

The CUT Mine

The CUT Mine is the only training facility of its kind in Western Australia. It provides students with ‘real life’ experience in underground mining in a unique underground mine located in the heart of Perth.

Students are trained in mine safety, geology and face mapping techniques.

Resources Industry Precinct

The Resources Industry Precinct, located on the East Perth campus, offers programmes including Surveying, Spatial Information Services and Drilling Operations.

Other programs located at this campus include Computer Systems Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Digital Media, Screen and Media, Animation, Building, Computer Systems Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Technology Networking, Environmental Monitoring and Technology and Laboratory studies.

It is located in East Perth close to cafes, shops, public transport and the free city CAT buses.

Gallery Central

Students can showcase their work in Central’s purpose-built Art Gallery. State of the art studios are available for courses including Fashion, Textile Design, Music, Jewellery, Graphic Design, Photography, Screen and Media.

Beauty Therapy Clinic

Students in their final semester of a Certificate IV Beauty Therapy course can gain experience working in the Beauty Therapy Clinic to provide a range of beauty treatments to the public including waxing, tinting, manicures, pedicures, facial and body treatments under the guidance of qualified staff.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

Central offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).


Our English Language Centre is officially accredited by the National English Language Training Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) and we are current members of English Australia (EA), the peak professional body for all accredited ELICOS centres in Australia.

International Support

The International Centre is dedicated to the personal, academic needs and well being of international students studying at Central.

International Centre staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance for students from initial contact through to graduation to ensure that your experience at Central is an enjoyable and rewarding one.

Welcome from the Managing Director

Neil Fernandes "Welcome to Central, Western Australia’s oldest and largest training institute.  With modern, state of the art campuses that are located in the heart of Perth’s cultural district, it’s little wonder that 30,000 students, including over 1200 international students, choose to study with us each year.

Our global outlook ensures you can apply the skills you learn here around the world.

I’m very proud that Central has been recognised as the 'International Training Provider of the Year' in 2013, 2011 and 2010, and am confident that your time here will be enjoyable and rewarding."

Neil Fernandes - Managing Director, Central Institute of Technology

International Student Video Tours

Central students and staff have joined forces to develop a range of welcome videos for international students planning to come to Perth and study at Central.

These videos showcase our courses, facilities and campuses. You will hear from international students studying our ELICOS and vocational education courses.

The videos will give you and your families a better feel and understanding of Central, its campus locations and the city of Perth before you get here.



Central News

Central Wins 2014 International Training Provider of the Year
For the second consecutive year, ​ Central Institute of Technology has been named the International Training Provider of the Year at the Western Australia Training Awards night.

National English Language Teaching Accreditation
Central Institute of Technology and P​olytechnic West recently received national accreditation for English language teaching (ELT).

Orient​ation Welcomes International Students to Central Semester 2
International students had an interesting welcome to semester 2 studies at Central Institute​ of Technology's orientation session in July 2014.

Honour for Central Institute student from Mauritius
Christelle Collet from Mauritius, a Community Services student, was recently elected to chair The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) in Sydney.

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