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AIAT

Registration and Accreditation

AIAT Registration and Accreditation

The corporate governing body for all functions and purposes of SSR Higher Education (T/A The Australian Institute of Advanced Technology) is the SSR Higher Education Board of Directors.

The SSR Higher Education Board acts in the best interests of the Company as a whole and is accountable for the overall strategic direction, performance and governance of the Company.

The SSR Higher Education Board is provided with independent academic advice by the SSR Higher Education Academic Board to enable it to discharge its responsibilities.

The SSR Higher Education Governance Charter specifies the following Board and Committee structure for effective governance of the institution.

Governance & Structure

Corporate Governance:

Subcommittees of Board of Directors:

Finance Committee

Advises on areas of finance including financial forecasting, statutory and company reporting, chart of accounts and budget monitoring and reporting.

Risk, Quality and Audit Committee

Advises on areas of risk across SSR Higher Education, including financial risk, academic risk and all aspects of stakeholder risk.

Executive Management Group

Responsible for overall management.

 

Academic Governance:

Sub Committees to the Academic Board:

Learning and Teaching Committee

Considers learning and teaching academic policy and procedure, monitors quality assurance and enhancement processes of AIAT’s academic programs and ensures academic operations meet legislative requirements.

Academic Quality, Compliance and Risk Committee

Provides oversight of and reports on AIAT’s academic quality, compliance and risk.

Academic Appeals Committee

Manages and determines appeals from students in relation to decisions on academic matters.

 

Sub Committees to the Learning and Teaching Committee:

Academic Monitoring and Progression

Monitors student academic progression and provides reports and recommendations on matters related to assessment, results, student progression and academic misconduct.

Student Welfare and Services

Provides advice, reports and recommendations on standard of student welfare and support services, student welfare incident, responses and resolution and reports of non-academic complaints and grievances.

Course Development Committee

Prepares new course proposal for presentation to the Academic Board.

Course Review Committee

Reviews existing courses and related course material for currency and relevancy.

Financial Standing

SSR Education Pty Ltd (ABN 34 648 243 761) was established in February 2021 for the specific purpose of establishing the corporate governance framework, and physical and financial resources for the provision of higher education service.

SSR Education has established SSR Higher Education Pty Ltd (ABN 82 649 662 788) as a wholly owned subsidiary, trading as the Australian Institute of Advanced Technologies, with the express purpose of delegating responsibility for the provision of higher education services including oversight of strategy, risk, quality and performance of its higher education services.

SSR Higher Education also ensures the integrity and quality assurance oversight for the provision and delivery of the Institute’s higher education undergraduate and postgraduate programs, subject to registration and accreditation with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

AIAT provides the information below about the Institute’s financial standing as required by TEQSA.

Independent Auditors Report 

Auditor’s Independence Declaration

Director’s Declaration

Leadership

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are responsible for setting SSR Higher Education’s overall direction and strategy, obtaining academic advice from the Academic Board, approving conferral of awards and monitoring all aspects of the business.

  • Dr Asheley Jones (Chair)
  • Mr Ben Trussell (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor William Skinner (Secretary)
  • Ms Angela Allison (Board Member)

Academic Board

Academic Board is the academic governing body, established by the SSR Higher Education Board. It has three main committees – Learning and Teaching Committee, Academic Quality, Compliance and Risk Committee and Academic Appeals Committee. The Learning and Teaching Committee has two standing committees and two ad hoc committees.
  • Dr Ian Whyte (Chair)
  • Dr Carl Driesener (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Brenton Dansie (Secretary)
  • Associate Professor Deborah Churchman (Board Member)
  • Associate Professor Murli Viswanathan (Chair)
  • Professor Janice Orrell (Deputy Chair)
  • Ms Jo Stewart Rattray (Secretary)
  • Ms Suzanne Curyer (Board Member)

Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on areas of finance including financial forecasting, statutory and company reporting, chart of accounts and budget monitoring and reporting. It advises the SSR Higher Education Board on areas of risk across SSR Higher Education, including financial risk, academic risk and all aspects of stakeholder risk.

  • Ms Angela Allison (Chair)
  • Ms Sneha Masanam (Committee Member)
  • Mr Rohan Richards (Committee Member)
  • Mr Nathan Morelli (Committee Member)
  • Mr Greg Black (Committee Member)

Executive Management Group

The Executive Management Group is responsible for overall management of SSR Higher Education.

  • Mr Greg Black (Chair, CEO)
  • Professor Gjoko Muratovski (Provost & Chief Academic Officer)
  • Associate Professor Deborah Churchman (Director, Teaching & Learning)