AIM launches $2 million fund with
long term focus on upskilling

In order to support the development of Australia’s workforce long term, AIM has launched the COVID Stimulus Fund. This fund can be used by eligible students and organisations to:

  • Apply a contribution towards tuition fees for AIM Vocational Qualifications capped at:
    • $3,200 for online Diplomas
    • $2,000 for online Certificate IVs
  • Provide an additional 2 training seats at no cost to organisations who book in 3 or more employees to an AIM short course

This fund has started with an initial $2 million investment from AIM, divided into territory and state-based commitments as follows:

Australian Capital Territory $100,000 South Australia $250,000
New South Wales $400,000 Tasmania $150,000
Northern Territory $200,000 Victoria $400,000
Queensland $300,000 Western Australia $200,000

This fund can be applied to retrain people currently not employed, facing reduced hours, or in one of the following impacted industries:

Retail Aged Care Airline and Travel
Automotive Banking and Finance Insurance
Events and Recreation FMCG Education
Journalism Real Estate Not-for-Profit Organisations
Government Sporting Organisations Restaurants / Hospitality
Telecommunications Tourism Technological Services

Individuals or businesses not in the aforementioned list will be assessed on a case by case basis and approved through a committee application.


AIM’s suite of Vocational Qualifications can be studied 100% online, provide students with practical knowledge that is highly relevant to their workplace, and enable immediate impact.


Short Courses:

AIM offers a marketleading suite of more than 100 short courses. Study in a virtual classroom, online and on-demand, or in socially responsible on-campus courses.


*Fairness clause – limit of 3 initial approvals per organisation, additional requests to be approved by AIM Committee.

**Terms and Conditions apply