The Academic Board
AIT's Academic Board is composed of widely experienced memembers who represent industry, academia, students and faculty. Both the Charter for the Acadmic board and the current board members areshown on AIT's website.
The Academic Board has responsibility for academic policy making, academic administration, the curriculum oversight, and makes recommendations on academic policy and regulations to allow AIT's educational objectives to be achieved.
The Academic Board is and shall remain an independent group that is composed specifically of members representing a wide range of experience directly relevant to the Higher Education programme offered by AIT. Its authority, while devolved from the Board of Directors allows freedom to report as necessary to the Board of Directors regarding the Higher Education and Vocational courses taught at AIT, and regarding any new or emerging issues that may arise.
AIT's Academic Board also forms sub-committees with specific functions. The most prominent of these is the Curriculum Committee, who meet at the end of each trimester in order to review matters relating directly to: the provision of subjects; major reviews and changes to subjects or their assessment; the benchmarking of AIT subjects and programs against other appropriate tertiary providers.
Dr Gunnar Haidhas post-graduate engineering qualifications and extensive experience in project management and environmental consulting. He has worked on projects in Europe, North America and Australasia and owns an environmental engineering firm H-Corp Enterprises. Dr Haid was also a Director and founding member of Online Business Technologies.
Professor Arnold Depickere
is the Executive Dean of the Division of Arts at Murdoch University. The Arts Division is the largest academic area of the University, encompassing the Schools of Social Sciences and Humanities, Media, Communication and Culture, Education, Information Technology, Law and Business. He is responsible for the operation and strategic management of administrative and academic matters within this area of the University.
Dr Adrian Bennett
is the Dean of Studies for AIT’s Higher Education Programme. He has wide ranging experience having worked in the Graphic Design industry at a senior level, but also having a purely academic background as well. Adrian’s Masters Degree was in Communication Studies, specialising in New Media and was completed at Victoria University in Wellington. His PhD, in Cultural Studies was completed at University of Canterbury, and also at Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he was a Fulbright International Scholar. He was also awarded a year-long research exchange at University of California, Berkeley.
is a Founding Partner & Technical Director of Wasabi Digital, an online games and digital media production house based in Surrey Hills, Sydney. Wasabi has won acclaim from the AIMIA’s, Interactive Advertising Bureau, ATOM Awards, and has been nominated for awards in 3 categories at the 2009 AIMIA’s. Prior to founding Wasabi, Chris was a multimedia teacher for the adobe product range, and worked in the post production house Animal Logic.
is the Executive Producer of the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® and J Rock™ events as well as all Global Rock Challenge™ events across the world. Peter Sjoquist, has been involved with the event for more than 20 years and has 30 years experience in special events management and film and television production. Peter’s credentials and memberships equip him with a depth of understanding and experience in the areas of drug prevention, entertainment and business management. Peter was awarded an Order of Australia by the Australia Day Council on January 26th 2004 in recognition of his work with young people through Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® and the Croc Festival.
Professor Wee King Soh
is now an Honourary Principal Fellow of the University of Wollongong. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wollongong specialising in Fluid mechanics, computational mechanics, high speed flow visualisation, transient heat transfer.