Our partners

Our partnerships with industry mean that when our academic advisory board reviews our curriculum, representatives from the likes of IBM, Telstra and ANZ inform what students will be studying. 

That ensures we keep on top of the latest industry trends and what's relevant to the evolving field students will work in.

Advisory Board

The School of Information Technology's advisory board advises on the direction of the school in terms of its research and teaching programs, contemporary issues and trends, as well as offering connections with industry.

Membership 2016


Name Company
Kerry Kirk Verizon Australia

External members – industry

Name Company
Geoff Beckworth Telstra
Adam Hergert ANZ
Alistair Kemp Bureau of Meteorology
Craig Laughton CPA Australia Ltd
Cecily Macdougall Building4Business Pty Ltd
Claudio Palmeri Accenture Australia
Brenda Richardson ITeracy
John Ryan Consultant
Lloyd Simon Pure Hacking
Caroline Stainkamph Computershare
Karol Szwed Telstra
Craig Warren Deakin University
Brett Winterford Commonwealth Bank

Internal members

Name Faculty/School
Professor Trevor Day Executive Dean
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Dr Michael Hobbs Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning
School of Information Technology
Dr Robin Doss Deputy Head of School
School of Information Technology
Professor John Yearwood Head of School
School of Information Technology
Professor Yong Xiang Associate Head of School, Research
School of Information Technology
Professor John GrundyPro Vice-Chancellor, ICT Innovation and Translation
School of Information Technology

Student representative


Graduate representative

Name Company
Christian Wernett Accenture Australia


Name School
Lauren Browne School Manager, Administration
School of Information Technology

IT interns

We’re committed to training the next generation of IT professionals through our internship program, which helps increase students’ skills and employability.

The program gives you the chance to take what you’ve learnt from us and apply it in the workplace. You'll also get the kind of unique industry experience that’ll truly help you prepare for your future career.

Benefits to organisations hosting students

Our internship program is designed to further the interests of not only the student but also the host organisation. Employers can derive great benefits in many ways:

Generating innovative solutions

Employers can engage with the next generation of students who are at the cutting edge of research and practice. Students can bring a fresh and dynamic approach to developing solutions for your organisation.

Contributing to business outcomes

Students provide a cost-effective resource to achieve project outcomes that contribute to the organisation's strategic objective.

Opportunity for staff professional development

Internships provide mentoring and supervision for staff wishing to develop their management and leadership skills.

Increasing your organisation's profile

Offering an internship placement raises the profile of your organisation with staff and students as an employer of choice. It can also contribute to succession planning and facilitate recruitment of future staff.

Minimal costs

Students are able to undertake projects that organisations may not have the resources to explore, particularly not-for-profit and small to medium enterprises. Internships don't require payment.

Contact us

School of IT Internships 
Email the IT internship team