Answers to frequently asked questions relating to the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
What is AIM?
AIM refers to the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) a leading educational organisation that has three business units:
- AIM Short Courses
- AIM VET is the registered training organisation (RTO 0049) offering nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.
- AIM Business School is the accredited Higher Education (HE) arm (Provider ID: PRV12071, and an approved FEE-HELP provider) offering postgraduate qualifications and microcredentials.
What are AIM courses?
AIM offers a range of courses from Short Courses, Microcredentials, and VET skill sets to full VET and HE Qualifications that are nationally accredited and recognised.
What do I receive on completion of an AIM course?
All AIM courses, except for Short Courses and Postgraduate Microcredentials, are nationally accredited and recognised with successful completion resulting in an official record of results, and Testamur. Completion of a Short Course results in an AIM Badge.
When are AIM courses scheduled?
Information on courses can be found on the individual course pages on the AIM website or by downloading the Course Calendar.
When can I start my AIM course?
This will depend on your AIM course:
Short Courses: You can see the scheduled sessions for each AIM campus on the AIM website.
VET Courses: You can enrol and start you course at any time. For more information on enrolment in a VET course, see AIM’s How to Apply page.
HE Courses: AIM Business School offers monthly rolling intakes. For more information in enrolment in an ABS course, refer to ABS’s How to Apply page.
If you are studying as part of an AIM corporate client package your start date will be confirmed by your employer.
How do I pay for my course?
Full payment to be made upfront prior to attending/commencing the training. AIM offers a number of payment options for its courses that include:
- Credit Card
- Direct Deposit (EFT)
- Payment Plan – zip Money
- Specific VET qualifications only: Funding options for eligible students of government supported training.
AIM Business School courses:
- Credit Card
- Direct Deposit (EFT)
- FEE-HELP, a government loan given to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. This is not available for postgraduate micro-credentials.
Do I need to pay extra for course materials?
Are there any Government subsidies available?
Certain states have government subsidised training programs which reduce the cost of some VET courses. AIM can offer eligible students selected courses under the NSW - Smart and Skilled program. Contact AIM directly to discuss available subsidies and eligibility.
Are AIM courses nationally recognised?
All of AIM’s Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and postgraduate courses are Nationally Recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Are there any entry requirements for AIM courses?
Yes, AIM VET course general entry requirements are outlined on the AIM website with qualification/course requirements outlined in each Course Guide.
ABS postgraduate course entry requirements are outlined on the ABS website and in relevant Course Guides.
What are the study options for AIM qualifications?
AIM offers online learning for individual students and a blended or customised delivery model for corporate clients.
Online Delivery - Online study and support through self-paced, online modules.
Via the myAIM/myABS learning portal, students gain access to online learning materials, recorded webinars for content and assessments, case studies, ebooks, learning tasks, videos, resources and practice questions, which guide and train you to successfully complete the course requirements, connect with others in online forums, and receive online learning support from AIM’s Student Support and Coaching Services teams.
Blended Delivery – Workplace learning/workshops and online support
For our corporate clients, study includes a combination of face to face and online learning 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 take place outside the face-to-face workshops.
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 course pages on the AIM website. Having access to a camera or phone with a camera to video and upload assessments is also required.
Do I need any special software or downloads to access my courses?
Some of the resources are Adobe PDF documents. If you do not have Adobe Reader already installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Reader website.
Can I access my courses using a Mac?
Yes, our courses are available for use on both PC and Mac computers, with the exception of some courses relating to software which is only available on PC devices, specifically Microsoft Power BI.
Are there any restrictions on the Browser I can use?
Supported browsers include Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Opera 9+, Safari 3+ (download latest browser software for free online). It is recommended you use at least Windows 7 (with all updates) or above.
Can I use my smart phone to access my course?
Yes, you can access the course material using a smart phone or tablet; however, a desktop computer is preferable as you may encounter some issues with navigating through the course materials on other devices. It is always recommended that you use the most up to date software on your devices.
Where can I find more information?
For more information, visit the:
- AIM website for Short Courses, VET Courses
- AIM Business School website for Higher Education Courses
- Short Course Information and Policies
- AIM VET Information and Policies
- AIM ABS Information and Policies