VSL How to Apply
Students who wish to use VSL to cover all or part of the tuition fees for AIM VSL-approved courses must meet certain eligibility criteria as determined by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).
To read more about VSL and the eligibility requirements please refer to the VET Student Loans Program page.
Academic Student Suitability
Students who are enrolling in a VET qualification with the Australian Institute of Management Education and Training (AIM) will undergo a suitability check as part of the enrolment process. This suitability check is to determine that each student has sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to successfully complete their course. If AIM has concerns about a student's academic ability, we will request that the student provide AIM with additional information to support any decision about the enrolment including any support for the student.
Please note that a student's enrolment with AIM is provisional until the entry criteria have been met. Students who meet the criteria will have their enrolment status with AIM confirmed. Students who do not meet the criteria will not be able to progress their enrolment.
The minimum age for students enrolling in vocational courses by AIM is 18 years at the time of enrolment.
Student Entry Procedure
The submission of an application form is required for any student wanting to complete an AIM vocational qualification.
It is a requirement that you comply with all the entry requirements for the qualification you wish to enrol into.
For students enrolling in Diploma qualifications, you will need the ability to read and write English and display numeracy skills to at least Year 12 level.
To show evidence of this ability, you will need to have:
- Completed Australian Year 12 schooling (please provide a certified copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education to our Student Support team), or
- Completed a Nationally Recognised qualification at a Certificate IV level or above within the last 5 years (please provide a certified copy of your testamur and transcript to our Student Support team), or
- During the enrolment process, demonstrate that you have the skills and capability to succeed in the course by completing the Entry Test (attaining at or above Exit level 4). The Entry Test (LLN) forms part of the entry requirements for courses of study.
How to Apply
To enrol at AIM please contact our Senior Training Advisors who will assist you in accessing our online enrolment form.
- Please complete all the required fields on the online enrolment form.
- You must provide a USI at the time of enrolment. If you don’t have a USI you can create one in just a few minutes by clicking on the following link and filling in a few details: Create Your USI.
- You will not be able to enrol in a vocational qualification or be issued a testamur or Statement of Attainment for your qualification without a USI
- When applying for Commonwealth financial assistance or a Commonwealth-supported place you must have a USI. Commonwealth financial assistance includes a VET Student Loan.
- If applying for a VSL (eligibility requirements apply):
- Complete all the required fields on the AIM online enrolment form, selecting the VSL payment option.
- Make sure you have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy
- If you don’t already have a TFN, you will need to apply for one by clicking on the following link and filling in a few details: Apply for a TFN
- Please check that the details are correct and complete the DocuSign section and submit.
- You will receive a separate request for a VSL application form in your personal email provided from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR). This application for a VSL must be completed 2 days after receiving the email through the eCAF system as advised in your email.
- You will receive an email from AIM with a formatted copy of your enrolment form attached.
- Please check that all fields are correct.
- Complete the e-signature section and submit.
Undertaking the Entry Test (LLN)
- Students who are unable to provide evidence of their educational level will be required to undertake take the Entry Test.
- The Entry Test is a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) tool provided via The Learning Resources Groups’ LLN Robot Platform.
- Students will be emailed login details, a Url link and instructions in order to undertake the test
- The test is an online test involving a series of questions designed to assess a learner’s numeracy and literacy proficiency and should be undertaken with honesty and integrity.
- Please note the test must be undertaken under exam conditions, ie supervised without any assistance.
- Should you not pass the test on your first attempt you may be offered a second attempt.
- Your results will be provided to you automatically after submitting the language, literacy and numeracy assessment online.
- Students will need to display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in both numeracy and reading to meet the entry criteria for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses; and at or above Exit Level 2 for certificate courses.
- Your test results will be retained by AIM as part of your student records.
- Results may also be provided to Australian Government regulatory bodies where requested.
For your course you will need access to a computer satisfying the following minimum systems requirements:
- Operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest versions available for free download at Adobe website)
- Internet: 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). You will need a reliable internet connection, preferably Broadband (64 Kbit/sec or faster).
- Access to a printer and digital camera/recording device may be required.
AIM Enrolment Code of Conduct
To ensure all prospective students are provided with the appropriate level of support and guidance when enrolling with AIM, AIM’s Responsibilities, outlined in its Student Handbook, towards all students and the Policy Statement below seek to ensure that all staff as well as third-party providers act with integrity and comply with all relevant legislation and guidelines.
AIM Enrolment Policy Statement
AIM is committed to providing equal and fair treatment for students in their enrolment process and during their application for a VET Student Loan in line with the requirements of the VET Student Loans Act 2016. All AIM and third-party employees are responsible for ensuring that the policy is read and adhered to.