CIT wind turbine training attracts fans

Released 24/10/2018

Almost a year after opening its doors, Canberra Institute of Technology’s (CIT) wind training courses are going strong, training students from across the globe, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability announced today.

“The combined CIT courses – basic technical training and basic safety training – were approved by Global Wind Organisation (GWO) in December 2017, allowing Australia’s wind industry professionals to undertake accredited training without leaving our shores,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Including current enrolments, about 45 students have undertaken the training so far. The cohort comprises local, interstate and international students and includes engineers, technicians, trade assistants and safety specialists.

“With students travelling from parts of Asia and New Zealand, it is great to see Canberra is increasing its overseas reputation as a centre for renewable energy asset management. This interest shows that investing in renewable energy is not just the right thing for the planet – it is also good for jobs and our economy too.”

Basic technical training comprises a four day course that covers modules in wind turbine mechanical, electrical and hydraulic disciplines.

The basic safety training comprises a five day course which covers modules in first aid, manual handling, fire awareness and working at heights, all considered essential for workers in the large scale wind energy environment.

“CIT’s accreditation with GWO also underscores Canberra’s position as a leading exporter of vocational training. CIT already touches more lives in the post-secondary education sector than any other tertiary education institute in the ACT, providing training to more than 20,000 students per year including international students from over 80 countries.”

October also marks Safe Work Month.

Media event: Minister Rattenbury will meet with CIT students today (1pm) at the CIT Bruce Wind Facility, 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce. Students will undertake safety exercises on an eight metre training platform. CIT representatives will be made available for interviews. Photos and audio will be made available on request.

For more information about the courses please contact Ken Wilson, Trade Skills and Vocational Learning, on 6207 5964 or

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