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:

After the closing of nominations, there are 5 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.

The AGM will be held on 3 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 and CIT Board Student Representative Lelio Pepin Laschkolnig, 21, is an Australian/Austrian National, living in Canberra since 2021.

Having just graduated from Year 12 at Bruce Campus in 2022, he is now taking a Cert III course in information technology with the hopes of using that as the foundation of a career in the creative arts industry, specifically game design.

He became a member of the CITSA council in late 2022 to better understand the needs of the CIT student body as a whole and hopes ensure that all students can receive the same opportunities to receive an education that caters to a wide range of learning styles.

Deputy Chair, Murray Lawton studies Year 12 at CIT.

Executive Member, Mika is currently studying both Year 12 and Floristry.

As a disabled student with an unconventional educational background, CIT’s supportive environment made it the best choice for study in Canberra.

He joined CITSA to help better support student awareness and access to services during their time at CIT.

Council member, Hayley Davis studies Diploma of Interior Design.

I joined the council as I would like to put forth ideas and be apart of them to benefit, not just me, but my student peers. I would also like to contribute to making student life fun!

I chose to study at CIT to challenge myself, not just with studying, but to be independent and to experience TAFE life before I plan to go to Uni to expand my studies in Interior Design.

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.