Canberra Technology Park,
49 Phillip Ave,
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people who are the traditional owners of the land on which AIE Institute Canberra stands, and the living culture of the traditional custodians of these lands. We recognise that the traditional owners have occupied and cared for this country over countless generations and celebrate their continuing contribution to the life of Canberra. AIE Institute celebrates diversity in all its forms and welcomes students to our harmonious and supportive environment.
Canberra is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative developers of games, simulation and visualisation software along with cutting-edge production studios. We have close links with Uppercut Games Studios and are co-sited with Dreamgate Studios.
Our Canberra campus is situated in Watson, a leafy suburb just to the north of the city centre. We are 10 minutes drive from the CBD, and are close to public transport and an excellent bike path network. We have ample on-site parking and are accessible by public transport on the 39 bus route that goes from the CBD bus interchange to Watson shops. It leaves every 20 minutes in peak hour and takes 10 minutes to get to Watson. The Watson shops are a 500m walk to the campus down Windeyer St. Most buses in Canberra go to the CBD interchange. For more information please go to www.action.act.gov.au
Standard office hours of operation are 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays, excluding public holidays.
Commencement of course delivery for the Canberra Campus will be advertised in due course.
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Enrolled Students will have access to campus facilities and resources such as lecture theatres, library, computer game labs, study and break out areas.
Students enrolled at AIE Institute have access to online and on-campus library services.
Students can borrow the hard copy books from the library during library hours (9–5 pm, Monday to Friday). Access to the online library is through the library portal, using your individual student login account.
The Canberra Campus Library is located at Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Ave, Watson, ACT, 2602.
If students require additional support regarding library resources, they are able to meet with the campus librarian by appointment.
Computer Game Labs
Computer labs with specific software required for the course are available for students to use freely. Students can book the use of computer labs through Student Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canberra Game labs for student use are located at Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Ave, Watson, ACT, 2602.
IT support is also available through the IT Helpdesk at email@example.com.
Student Management System (SMS): Paradigm
After acceptance into the course, students will be provided information on how to log into the Student Management System (SMS), also called Paradigm, to finalise enrolment, pay fees, update contact details and any other student administration. Information on how to use the SMS will be provided after acceptance into the course. Training workshops on how to use the SMS will be available at orientation.
Learning Management System (LMS): CANVAS
After acceptance into the course, students will be provided information on how to access learning resources through the Learning Management System (LMS), also called CANVAS. Information on how to use the LMS will be provided after acceptance into the course. Training workshops on how to use the LMS will be available at orientation.
Study Skills Centre
AIE Institute Study Skills Centre provides facilities for you to:
- Chat to an adviser about an assignment
- Send an assignment for feedback
- Attend a skills workshop
- Find advice in our digital writing and study resources.
- Access a number of resources to help you independently develop your skills
- Access additional academic or English language support
Resources from the Study Skills Centre can be accessed through the Student Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The orientation program at the start of semester will provide more details on how to access your Student Management System, Leaner Management System, library, computer game labs and Study Skills Centre
Student Common Areas
AIE Institute Canberra campus is located here:
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AIE Institute’s Canberra campus is located in Canberra Technology Park in Watson, which is 10-minute drive from the CBD, close to public transport and boasts an excellent bike path network. Canberra has a large student population with three universities, many national attractions, a thriving arts and sporting scene and is a great place to live!
How do I get to AIE Institute's Canberra Campus?
The 39 bus route goes from the CBD bus interchange to Watson shops. It leaves every 20 minutes in peak hour and takes 10 minutes to get to Watson. The Watson shops are a 500m walk to the campus down Windeyer St. Most buses in Canberra go to the CBD interchange. For more information about Canberra’s bus network, please visit the Transport Canberra website.
A convenient light rail network runs from Gungahlin town centre to the CBD, with plans for further extension in the future. The Phillip Avenue stop is approximately 750 metres from AIE Institute (a 9-minute walk). For more information about Canberra’s light rail network, please visit the Canberra Metro Operations website.
The driveway into AIE Institute is off Phillip Avenue, with plenty of free carparks.
Walking and Cycling
Canberra has a well-developed walking and cycling network. Bicycle rails are situated approximately 750 metres (a 9 minute walk) from AIE Institute’s Canberra campus, near the Phillip Avenue light rail stop.
As Canberra is the bush capital of Australia, space and tranquil scenery are just some of the benefits students can enjoy when moving to the ACT. Being a smaller city, travelling around Canberra is hassle-free and convenient. The same can be said for finding accommodation. Accommodation can be easily sourced close to AIE Institute’s Canberra campus, which is close to the CBD
There are a variety of other educational institutions located in Canberra, which means there is a large amount of student accommodation that can be secured, such as Unilodge
Students might also like to consider the following websites when finding share accommodation or rental accommodation:
- Gumtree - Rental Properties in the ACT
- Domain - ACT Rental Properties
- All Homes - ACT Properties to Rent
- Flatmates - Share Accommodation in Canberra
We do not endorse any particular product and we acknowledge that there are other valid options we have not listed here. We are also happy to pin notices up on our internal notice boards as our students may have rooms to rent in their places or might also be looking for accommodation at the same time.
AIE Institute’s Student Support Services staff are also on hand to provide guidance in the area if required.