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Answers to frequently asked questions relating to AIM's On-Campus Short Courses, Vocational Education & Training (VET) Qualification, Higher Education courses, and Online Short Courses. For clarification on any of the terminology used below, please refer to the Glossary of Terms. For additional Frequently Asked Questions relating to AIM Business School's MBA Program and other courses, see the AIM Business School FAQ. For questions relating to AIM's policies and proceedures relating to the COVID-19 virus, see the COVID-19 FAQ.

When are AIM On-Campus Short Courses scheduled?

Information on workshop availability can be found on the individual course pages on the AIM website or by downloading the Course Calendar.

When can I start my AIM Vocational Education & Training (VET) Qualification?

With no fixed intake dates, you can enrol with AIM at any time. For more information, see AIM’s Enrolment Policy.

How do I pay for my course?

The Australian Institute of Management Education and Training (AIM) offers a number of payment options for our Short Courses, Vocational Qualifications and postgraduate programs. Please note that for Online Short Courses payment can only be received upfront via credit card.

Do I need to pay extra for course materials?

Set course materials and workbooks are included in course fees.

Are there any additional costs?

Any applicable additional costs are outlined on the Student Information page.

I wish to withdraw/cancel from my course, what next?

AIM’s Withdrawal Deferral and Refund Policy contains important information and outlines the steps involved. Depending on your enrolment, separate policies and Terms and Conditions may apply.

For more information, visit the Terms and Conditions page or contact our Student Support Services on 1300 658 337 for assistance.

What are Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Credit Transfer refers to credit granted on the basis of previously attained qualifications or units of competency. For more information, refer to AIM’s Credit Transfer Policy .

Recognition of Prior Learning is the formal acknowledgement of your existing skills and knowledge. It’s based on the premise that you do not need to undertake training for skills you already possess. Your current skills and knowledge may have been obtained through formal training, work experience and life experience. For more information, refer to AIM’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy or the Higher Education Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Are there any entry requirements for AIM VET Qualifications?

The entry requirements for each qualification are outlined on the AIM website.

What are the study options for AIM’s VET Qualifications?

Blended Delivery - On-Campus Workshops and Online Support

The benefits of studying in a classroom setting include being able to share first-hand experiences, ideas and questions with peers and our expert facilitators. A combination and integration of face to face and online learning where the student has the opportunity for a varied learning approach. The blended mode of delivery combines traditional face to face teaching methodologies with the addition of supplementary training in the digital environment. You’ll study alongside like-minded people and strengthen your network. Additional study and assessment takes place outside the face-to-face workshops. Our campuses are conveniently located at major business centres across the country including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra. To discuss the availability of our on-campus offering, contact a Senior Training Advisor on 1300 658 337.

Online Delivery - Online Study and support through self-paced, online modules

Studying online has never been easier or more convenient than through AIM’s state-of-the-art virtual campus, myAIM. Via the portal myAIM, students gain access to online learning materials, recorded webinars for content and assessments, case studies, ebooks, learning tasks, videos, resources and practice questions, all working to guiding and training the learner to successfully complete the course requirements. You can take each step of your qualification at your own pace, connect with others in online forums, and receive online learning support from AIM’s Student Support and Coaching Services teams.

What are the study options for AIM’s Higher Education postgraduate courses?


Online learning provides flexibility and convenience, which is great for anyone constrained by time or distance. You can complete your qualification when it suits you and at your own pace.

Blend of On-Campus and Online delivery

If it suits you better you can take a blended learning approach, mixing on-campus and online options to suit your situation at any given time. Our campuses are conveniently located at major business centres across the country including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra. To discuss the availability of our on-campus offering, contact a Senior Training Advisor on 1300 658 337.

Tailored Learning Solutions

If you have several people wanting to study with AIM, we can develop a program for your organisation including contextualising it to your own business or industry.

What equipment do I need to study online?

You will need an email account, a computer and basic software, such as Microsoft Word and, of course, a reliable high-speed Internet connection. If you don’t have access to Microsoft Word, please use Open Office (free download). Specific technology requirements are listed on each of the courses pages on the AIM website.

Where can I find more information?

Please review AIM’s Policies and Proceedures and Terms and Conditions