The Administrative Staff...

Pankaj and Noel met at TAFE QLD Skillstech, where they taught the Advanced Diploma of Engineering and other high level engineering subjects. After being disappointed with changes to the TAFE system they decided to open the Australian Institute of Advanced Studies in 2014. Their goal was to provide a better quality education, without filler courses, without fluffy subjects, without being bound by the TAFE system.

Noel Higginbotham
Pankaj Saxena
Nikhil Saxena


The Screen & Media Teachers...

David Warrilow
Mike Crawley


The Graphic Design Teachers...

Mike Crawley
Bec Humphrey


The Photography Teachers...

Mike Crawley


The Engineering Teachers...

Noel Higginbotham
Pankaj Saxena
Steve Nott


Sanjay Saxena
Vahid Ebrahiminejad
Felipe Sarria


Victoria Zampieri


The Aged & Community Care Teachers...

Katherine Alog
Mashael Alsaikhan


The Business Studies Teachers...


About Us

A bit about us and our staff...

Australian Institute of Advanced Studies is a dynamic education and training institute that provides many courses including: Engineering, Graphic Design, Screen & Media, Aged & Community Care, Photography, Justice and Business Studies. Our teaching places students at the centre of the learning experience. Our face-to-face classroom environment facilitates personal interactions with skilled experts who are motivated to help you learn. Students work alongside like-minded peers on a variety of tasks and projects. Our facilities are modern, trendy, conveniently located with access to the cafeteria, restaurant, library, student lounges, parking spaces, and easy access via public transport. AUS-IAS teachers have over 20 years of knowledge and experience in industry practice and Adult Vocational Education & Training.

Our Vision

To be the Institute of choice for individuals seeking to acquire or improve professional skills for employment and career advancement.

Our Mission

To provide Industry and employment focussed education using contemporary tools and teaching methods to achieve the best outcomes for our students, in a fun supportive sociable environment. Our commitment to offer the very best is reflected in our vision and mission statements. AUS-IAS exists due to the ongoing support and loyality of our past and present students and industry advocates. We are very grateful to these people because they have made us what we are today.