Welcome from the General Manager
CIT Solutions is a part of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) group, which has a proud 100-year history as one of the longest standing and leading Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions in Australia. Together, CIT and CIT Solutions provide a unique, integrated offering that empowers learners to unleash their potential, to adapt to our quickly changing world, to prosper and to achieve their personal aspirations while best serving their communities, country and the world in the 21st century.
Our daily life has been disrupted since the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe in 2020. To keep your learning journey going, our instructors have continued servicing learners by delivering instructor-led virtual classes and using our online learning platforms (Engage and the My Aged Care Platform (MACLE)).
Learning never stops at CIT Solutions! We promise that our team will continue to innovate whether we deliver the programs to you on campus, virtual instructor-led or self-paced online. We appreciate your continued understanding of these uncertain circumstances.
As always, we are here to support every learner's endeavours and assist in achieving success to reach their goals and ambitions. Improving your learning experience and graduate outcomes remains our top priority. We truly believe our success is our students' success.
Our dedicated pursuit of educational excellence is what drives us and we welcome every opportunity we have to engage with you and make your experience meaningful, memorable and valuable. We are here to help to make sure you obtain the skills and knowledge you are seeking.
I look forward to the moment we can meet you again on campus and am truly excited to see what we can accomplish together in 2022.
CIT Solutions Pty Ltd
Leanne Cover CEO, CIT
Leanne Cover is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), the largest government provider of vocational education and training institution in Canberra, the Australian capital, with more than 22,000 enrolments annually. CIT provides programs and services in a wide range of industry disciplines at Australian Qualifications Framework levels 1 – 7. Leanne has undertaken this role since February 2015. She is well known for her leadership in shaping vocational education and training policy to address skills development for entry level and existing workers and ensuring education and training responds to the demands and requirements of industry and the community.
Craig Sloan Chair of the Board
Craig is a Chartered Accountant and has been with KPMG since 1987. He is currently a senior Partner within the Management Consulting division of the firm, responsible for the provision of financial management, costing and government advisory services. He is a member of the firm's national Management Consulting Executive Board and the CFO for the National Management Consulting practice. He has extensive experience which has included the provision of accounting, taxation, business viability, feasibility and due diligence advice as well as costing, modeling, capability development, procurement and program advisory services to a wide range of entities, specialising in the provision of services to both Federal and State/Territory government agencies.
James Willson Board Member
James founded CRE8IVE back in 2001 and today enjoys his position as Managing Director. Starting the business in the arena of web and graphic design the business quickly evolved into a market leader in the field of branding, campaign creation and rollout as well as web development. Today the business employs about 25 people and has active clients in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Over the years James has worked on numerous campaigns on a national and a local level and is across all disciplines of the business. James sits on numerous boards including The Canberra Hospital Foundation, the CGS Foundation, CIT Solutions and RDA ACT. A known contributor to Canberra, James acknowledges that the city is a great platform to create oneself and at the same time contribute to the fabric of the city.
Catherine Ng (MBA, GAICD) General Manager
Catherine comes to CIT Solutions as a nationally and internationally recognised education business leader. Catherine is a highly strategic and entrepreneurial senior executive with over 20 years' experience within the private and public education sector, including start-ups, publicly listed and government-owned enterprises.
Catherine has held a breath of executive roles, including LCI Education, Quad Learning Inc, Navitas Limited, Box Hill Institute, Victoria University and William Angliss Institute. She has extensive experience in the international education and training markets. Catherine has also held public office as a councillor for the City of Melbourne, a former Council member of La Trobe University and the Council for Multicultural Australia Board.
Catherine brings considerable experience to CIT Solutions in leading business growth, organisational development and corporate governance. She is particularly skilled in institutional collaboration, working with business partners, and developing people. She also has an in-depth understanding of key markets within the Asia Pacific region. Catherine has relocated back to Australia after working overseas for over five years to take up the General Manager's role at CIT Solutions.
Catherine is passionate about education and training. She strongly believes 'Education not only equips a person with the skills for work but also for life.'
Natalie Howson Board Member
Natalie has 25 years' experience in senior executive roles in the state and federal public service. She has established and lead a commonwealth statutory authority and been Director General of two ACT Government Directorates. Her experience also includes senior executive roles in the largest agencies of the Australian Government -Medicare Australia, Centrelink and Defence. These roles focused on policy development, service delivery reform, complex program management, regulation and change leadership. She has a proven track record in leadership, stakeholder collaboration, public sector reform and service delivery. In delivering change across human service and technology-based environments, Natalie has established successful partnerships in many diverse sectors. She is an experienced chair and an accomplished spokesperson who has been a member of international and national policy and regulatory committees. Natalie commenced her working life as a secondary teacher and then curriculum adviser with the Queensland Education Department. She was CEO of the Australian Sports Drug Agency in the leadup to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In 2000 she was the ACT Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. Natalie retired from the public service in July 2019 after eight years as an ACT Director General in the Housing and Community Service and Education Directorates. In 2020 Natalie was appointed Chair of the Teacher Quality Institute. Natalie has a master degree in International Education Leadership and Educational Research. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Natalie founded the successful children’s charity Boundless Canberra in 2012 and currently supports Yerrabi Yurwang, an Aboriginal child and family support organisation.
Tahlia-Rose Vanissum Board Member
Tahlia-Rose Vanissum is a proud Woppaburra woman and Traditional Owner of the Keppel Islands, which sits off the coast of central Queensland, Australia. Tahlia-Rose works across the intersections of social, health and First Nations policy in the federal public service and is currently undertaking a Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine at the Australian National University (ANU).
Tahlia-Rose is a Director on the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Governing Board, is passionate about governance, safety and First Nations excellence, has experience in roles across the policy lifecycle and brings a considered intersectional perspective to the CIT Solutions (CITSOL) Board. In addition, Tahlia-Rose brings insight into student experiences through her own experience obtaining vocational qualifications from both CIT and CITSOL.
Tahlia-Rose's experience includes various positions across the not-for-profit and public sectors to drive the inclusion and prioritisation of First Nations peoples, women and girls, and people with disability across all aspects of organisations' undertakings. Tahlia-Rose holds vocational qualifications in government, business, leadership, and human resources management and a Bachelor of Criminology from the ANU.
Karla Bogaart Audit Committee Chair
Karla is a Chartered Accountant with a Commerce degree and has over 25 years experience in this field. She heads up her own consultancy business with the majority of her clients being Commonwealth Government Agencies. Karla thoroughly enjoys her work in the field of commerce but also has a passion for acting. In 2015 she decided to explore a dual career in both Commerce and the Arts.