The OBDM Student Program


The OBDM Student Program, in partnership with CIT, seeks to give CIT Students the opportunity to operate at the Old Bus Depot Markets for a minimal fee over the span of twelve weeks. Within it, we hope to elevate students’ products and business sense through the entrepreneurial hub that has fostered in the Markets. Please see below items regarding the mechanics, guidelines, key dates, and the application form.



  • The application begins by filling up the form below
  • Applicants will then be sent a confirmation email within 24 hours with a link to the Business Plan Submission Form
  • The deadline for the submission of the Application Form and Business Plan Submission Form is on 8 January, 2019
  • Select students will be contacted for a phone interview, and if successful, a face to face meeting
  • Approved students will be allowed to trade at the Old Bus Depot Markets for a minimal fee over the span of 12 weeks
  • Participants are expected to provide a profit & loss statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement
  • During week 6 and week 12, participants will be provided assessment reports pertaining to their progress with trading at the Old Bus Depot Markets
  • Successful participants will be provided a performance-based referral by OBDM



  • Students must currently be studying at CIT
  • Students of all ages are invited to apply, provided they upload a copy of their student ID
  • As many students per application
  • A maximum of three applications will be selected
  • High-quality handmade items are encouraged


Key Dates

  • Tuesday, 9 October 2018 – Applications open
  • Tuesday, 8 January 2019 – Applications close
  • The weeks of 9-17 January 2019 – Review of applications
  • The week of 21 January 2019 – Phone interview for select applicants
  • The week of 28 January 2019 – A meeting with shortlisted applicants
  • The week of 4 February 2019 – Successful applicants will be notified
  • Sunday, 24 February 2019 – First date of trading for the OBDM Student Program
  • Sunday, 12 May 2019 – Last date of trading for the OBDM Student Program



What's On

Sun 23

Themed Sunday: Collectable Sunday

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 30

Sunday Markets at the Old Bus Depot

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Market news

  • Market Entertainment: October 2018
    This October we celebrate the best of the swingin' 50's with a free taster class run by the award-winning Canberra Swing Katz on 11am for Retro Depot. Also on for the month are two performers strongly influenced by the late great Johnny Cash. It's the return of The Guitar Cases and the first performance at the Markets by Andy Nelson.
  • Canberra Swing Katz
    To celebrate the best of the swingin' 50's Swing Katz will hold a free taster class for Retro Depot this 14 October. Swing Katz is a passionate group of dancers that invites people to try swing dancing in a friendly, no-pressure environment.
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