Studying at KIT

KIT is a leading vocational education and training institute in Kiribati offering in-demand award and short courses for trade and non-trade industries. Our quality training will enhance your employment opportunities domestically and internationally through accredited and non-accredited courses.


Short Courses

KIT offers a range of short courses which are usually delivered in the evenings and on Saturdays. Course duration varies depending on the subject, courses frequently run for up to eight weeks with classes running for two to three hours. We are constantly reviewing and updating our short courses to meet industry demand for up-skilling and work-ready graduates.

For more information and to apply for a Short Course, please click here.

Recognition of existing qualifications, knowledge and skills

KIT full-time and part-time courses are competency based and students are competent when they can demonstrate the knowledge and skills to successfully complete work activities in a range of situations and environments, to the standard expected in the workplace. Both on and off the job training and assessment aim to make graduates work ready. Assessment involves collecting evidence. This evidence may be direct evidence (such as observation of workplace performance), indirect evidence (such as formal testing) or supplementary evidence (such as references from employers).  KIT benchmarks assessment internationally to ensure students and employers benefit from the highest standards. KIT makes the initial assessment judgement and then engages with selected sub-contracted Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to act as the final assessor. All assessment evidence is verified by the RTO and a competency-based skills recognition assessment is conducted. KIT students assessed as competent are awarded recognition of prior learning (RPL). This means that students have successfully completed the unit and have the necessary skills, knowledge and attributes for the relevant industry. KIT students who have completed a full-time or part-time course are eligible to be awarded an Australian qualification from the Australian RTO.


Regionally recognised Training Provider

On 1 June, 2018, KIT was granted accreditation as a provider of higher education and training for a period of five years under the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) of The Pacific Community (SPC). Accreditation means that KIT meets the Pacific Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF) standards and guidelines for institutions and their programmes. The PQAF standards and guidelines were developed and informed by international best practice. By granting accreditation to KIT, EQAP acknowledges the rigour of KIT’s quality assurance policies and processes and administration. This instils student and employer confidence in KIT graduates. KIT is committed to inclusion for all and is building learning and employment pathways for disadvantaged groups of I-Kiribati. KIT has submitted three Certificate 1 level courses for accreditation through EQAP.  KIT’s Certificate 1 level courses provide a pathway to KIT’s Certificate II level courses which are assessed at KIT and in conjunction with Australian RTOs. The Certificate 1 level programs also have a work focus with pathways to national and international employment.