Studying at KIT

KIT is a leading vocational education and training institute in Kiribati offering in-demand award and short courses for trades and non-trades 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 delivering in the evenings and on Saturdays, Course duration varies depending on the subject 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 are able to apply 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 makes the initial assessment judgement.

KIT internationally benchmarks KIT assessments to ensure students and employers benefit from the highest standards.  KIT works with selected Australian registered training organisations (RTOs) and the RTO acts as the final assessor.

All KIT assessment evidence is checked and a competency-based skills recognition assessment is made.  KIT students found to be ‘competent’ are awarded recognition of prior learning (RPL). This means that students are competent in the unit and have the necessary skills, knowledge and attributes for the Australian industry area.

Successful KIT students who have completed a full-time or part-time course are awarded an Australian qualification from the Australian RTO.

Educational Quality Assessment Programme

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 South Pacific Community (SPC).

KIT accreditation means that KIT meets the Pacific Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF) set of standards and guidelines for institutions and their programmes under the EQAP.   The PQAF standards and guidelines were developed and informed by international best practice.

By granting accreditation to KIT, EQAP acknowledges the rigor 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.   As part of this commitment, KIT will apply to EQAP to have three Certificate 1 level courses accredited later in 2018.  These Certificate I level courses will provide seamless pathways into KIT’s Certificate II level courses which are assessed at KIT and in partnership with an Australian RTO.  The Certificate 1 level programs also have a work focus thus providing pathways for those seeking national and international employment.