AIAS was founded in 1998 in Auckland, to meet the demand of students wishing to study Ayurveda, the complimentary health science of India. In 1999, under the guidance of the Principal, Dr. S. Ajit, (B.A.M.S., P.C.A.S.), the Institute recognized the need to establish a quality assurance model of service delivery by becoming a Private Training Establishment (P.T.E), delivering a nationally recognized qualification in Ayurveda under the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (N.Z.Q.A.).
With increasing interest from Australian students to study Ayurveda, the Institute, in April 2005, established an Australian office and became a Registered Training Organisation (R.T.O.) offering a nationally recognized qualification in Ayurveda under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework.
In 2011, it again responded to a demand in the marketplace and using the experience gained from its quality service delivery in the education sector, offered courses in Early Childhood Education and Business Management.
The Institute is listed as a Category II institution with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Based on its last External Evaluation and Review (EER) in July 2012, NZQA has rated the Institute as: