Australian College of Information Technology (ACIT) & Institute of Film and Television (IFTV)

We are a consortium of companies serving the community for over 30 years. Our mission encompasses a diverse range of services, including education, employment, internships, scholarships, and government-funded training since 1993.

As the leading provider in IT & T and Digital Media, we have been facilitating industry placements for graduates since 1993, catering to both Australians and international students. Our esteemed client list includes organizations such as Data#3, BOEING, ONGC, and the Department of Education.

Additionally, we maintain partnership agreements with international agents spanning 40 countries worldwide and throughout Australia.

Our institution uniquely offers integrated training with industry-aligned courses, distinguishing us as an approved training partner in IT, Telecommunications, and Digital Media/Production industries.

We develop our curriculum in collaboration with industry leaders like Microsoft, CISCO, JUNIPER Networks, and VMWare, complemented by our Vocational Education platform designed to ensure immediate employment opportunities for graduates globally.

Our global student body has been participating in classes—both in-person, virtual, and hybrid—long before the advent of Covid-19. We employ sophisticated training systems developed by our management team and industry partners.

For over three decades, we have been providing education and industry placement services. ACIT & IFTV is the longest-standing private provider of traineeships to local employers and employees, largely funded by the Australian governments of Queensland and New South Wales. We offer VET student loans for Australians and permanent residents of Australia.

Founder and CEO, Mrs. Sonya McGuire

ACIT & IFTV was established in 1993 by our CEO, Mrs. Sonya McGuire, an accomplished business and IT professional with extensive experience in consulting, computer programming, and systems analysis within the private sector and the Northern Territory Government of Australia.

Prior to founding ACIT, Sonya McGuire’s career spanned IT, programming, database systems management, and consultancy, serving notable institutions such as the Northern Territory Government (Department of Transport and Works), Bond University, Gold Coast Hospital, TAFE Queensland, and private sector organizations in the Northern Territory.

Sonya McGuire holds a master’s degree in International Law and is a guest lecturer at Bond University’s Faculty of Law. She is the founder of Sonya McGuire Enterprises (www.sonyamcguire.org) and actively advocates for social reforms and international trade.

Mrs. McGuire is also the founder and Executive Producer/Creative Director of IFTV Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. IFTV Studios specializes in digital media production, social media marketing, graphic design, photography, short film, and digital TV development in both Australia and France.

Through the acquisition of OPTUS VISION in Brisbane, Queensland, in 1998, Sonya McGuire expanded the college’s offerings into new Film and Television industry projects, enriching our education framework and strengthening our commitment to media excellence. The studio, now known as “IFTV Studios”, has produced live-to-air shows for TV in Brisbane and continues to innovate in the digital media landscape.