The History of Academy of Information Technology
Academy of Information Technology is a specialist higher education and vocational education institution based in Sydney, Australia, with a second campus opening in Melbourne, Australia in 2015. AIT was established in 1999, and specialises in three disciplines: digital media, information technology, and business. It is a member of the RedHill Education group, alongside Greenwich English College, Go Study Australia, and the International School of Colour and Design (ISCD). Academy of Information Technology was the first in Australia to offer courses in Motion capture technology, and has the latest markerless Motion Capture system installed in its Sydney campus. It holds and participates in many events, including the AIT Oscar Night, the AIT Games Night, and the Vivid Light Festival. Academy of Information Technology is recognised as a quality tertiary education provider by the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
- Bachelor of Interactive Media (Specialisation: Game Development)
- Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (Specialisation: Game Development)
- Digital Design
- Bachelor of Digital Design
- Diploma of Design
- Bachelor of IT (Mobile Applications Development)
- Diploma of Software Development
Life in Academy of Information Technology
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a small group of students selected by the student body. Their job is to help improve the quality of life on the AIT campus, and do so by communicating with teachers and staff members on the student bodies behalf. The current president of the SRC is Mikhaila Katte. As of 2015 AIT currently has five clubs running: the 3D Club, Film Club, Drawing Club, Table Top Club and Fight Club. These clubs are overseen and assisted by the SRC. Academy of Information Technology holds regular events throughout the year, held by a mixture of staff members, teachers and the SRC. Smaller events include barbecues, Christmas parties and Trivia Nights.
Admission via non academic criteria may include demonstrated interest or experience in relevant fields or work. Students may be asked to demonstrate this through a short written piece, interview and or portfolio.
As of the 2017–2018 school year, the school had an enrollment of 300 students and 14.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 21.4:1. There were 15 students (5.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 8 (2.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.