CITSA Council

The CITSA Council is an elected student council made up of 9 elected students and 2 non-student reps that oversee the management of CITSA. CITSA Council represents its members and provides a channel of communication with CIT, as well as providing services and facilities for its members, and promoting the social, cultural, recreational and intellectual development of its members.

CITSA Council 2023/2024:

Nominations closed on 5th April 2024 and there are 7 casual vacancies available for students to still apply for.

To apply for these positions please return a completed nomination form to your Student Assistance Officer on your campus. 

You can download the Council Nomination Form, fill in your details and bring it into any CITSA Office.

The AGM will be held on 1st May, 12pm – 1pm outside Cafe Yala Reid. If you want to attend online please contact CITSA for a link.

If you would like more information or to talk to an existing Council Member please contact CITSA on P: 6207 3600 or E: alternatively please see your CITSA Office staff members.

If you would like to nominate for a position on the CITSA Council, you can download the Council Nomination Form, fill in your details and bring it into any CITSA Office. 

CITSA Constitution


Click on the following link to read the CITSA Constitution.

CITSA Student Council

Council Chair

Lucy has a long history of student advocacy especially within the CIT space. She completed her Year 10 Certificate in 2010, going on to complete studies in Animal Technology and Pathology, whilst sitting as the Chair of the CITSA Student Council and Student Representative on the CIT Advisory Council before going on to complete a Bachelor of Nursing at ACU and sitting as the Secretary of the Signadou Student Association and completing a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Majoring in Advance Practice through James Cook University. Lucy is now studying a Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety at CIT.

Lucy has a strong passion for lifelong education, social justice and community safety and holds the belief that every student deserves to have a voice and be heard.

With a passion for the education sector, Rosie is currently pursuing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at CIT. Motivated by CITSA’s proactive approach to student welfare, she has joined CITSA Council to contribute her perspective while learning from the collective experience of the Council. Through collaboration and advocacy, Rosie aims to make a meaningful impact through her active participation.

Returning Officer, Andrew Scotford, Chief Executive Officer of the CIT Student Association.

He is passionate about working in the ever-changing VET sector, improving student outcomes via student support and commercial services. He thoroughly enjoys working in the not-for-profit sector to help get things done.

Dr Rhonda Fuzzard, CIT Senior Manager Student Support.

My role is leading the CIT Student Support team consisting of:

  • counselling
  • careers advice
  • disability support
  • equity advice/support
  • fee assistance
  • general tutorial support
  • international pastoral care
  • migrant/refugee support
  • student mentors -focus on apprentice/trades
  • youth support

And as part of the CIT leadership group taking an overview of all student support needs and services.

Coordinating/providing training for staff or students across a number of issues.

I have been lucky enough to be one of CIT Staff representatives on CITSA counsel since 2012 as my position aligns with the focus on students that CITSA takes.

Braden Short. Chief Commercial Officer at the CIT Student Association. Braden looks after the commercial businesses of CITSA including Cafe Yala, Fresh2Go, the Bookstore, and CITSAPrint.

He has been working at the Student Association since 2016.