2021 Intake dates

AIM takes applications for its courses all year round. We don’t have set cut-off dates, so you can apply at any time for any of the intakes for a February, May or September start. Intakes include:

 

*Study Period 1: 1 February 2021

*Study Period 2: 24 May 2021

*Study Period 3: 13 September 2021

*click here to find postgraduate intake dates

 

For International Student Admissions, please visit this page.

 

Auditions are held weekly as well as dedicated audition days. For further information on these events, visit: aim.edu.au/events, email: recruit@aim.edu.au or phone: +61 2 9219 5444.

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on all students who commenced undergraduate study in the last three intake periods, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia. 

Student Profile

 

Click here to view our Student Profile - Admission Criteria.

 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

 

All Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people can request to apply to AIM Bachelor courses by Special Consideration. Special Consideration can be requested if applicants have not completed school or achieved a requisite ATAR score for entry into their preferred course of study. This admission process by Special Consideration is designed to assess capacity to study at a tertiary level the preferred area of study.

 

As part of AIM’s commitment to equity and diversity, AIM offers an Indigenous Scholarship available to ATSI students who can demonstrate a passion for the creative arts industry. For more information visit Scholarships.

 

 

 

Special needs/educationally disadvantaged students

 

AIM may give special consideration for admission to courses to applicants who have suffered educational disadvantage. In particular, applicants with physical disabilities and applicants from geographically isolated areas or economically disadvantaged backgrounds may apply for special consideration.

 

 

 

Special Consideration

 

Entry to undergraduate AIM courses via Special Consideration involves three components: an email to the Head of Pathways and Engagement (HoPE) to request Special Consideration; the submission of an application for Bachelor entry; and undertaking an interview and a written task related the chosen course preference. Entry through this pathway means consideration is given to an applicant’s relevant life, work, educational and training experience as preparation for study, in addition to any formal qualifications. The interview assists AIM in ensuring an applicant is selecting the most appropriate course for their interests. The written task assists assessment of an applicant’s likelihood for academic success and the level of academic support that may be required in the first year of study. Interviews will be conducted by the HoPE or their delegate, and may be conducted face-to-face or online

 

English language proficiency requirements apply to all applicants.

 

 

 

English language proficiency

 

All students must be sufficiently competent in the English language to participate effectively in the course of study. Specified English language entry requirements must be met by all students prior to admission. Domestic undergraduate students who have satisfactorily completed Year 12 (or equivalent) studies in Australia (or other English speaking country) are deemed to be proficient in English for admission to AIM. International applicants must have documented evidence of English language proficiency at IELTS 6 or equivalent. For more information see the Admissions Policy (incorporating English Language Proficiency Requirements)

Application for Admission should be made on the AIM Admission Application Form and submitted to the Recruitment Team by email: recruit@aim.edu.au together with all supporting documents (certified copies) including:

 

  • Academic documents – certificates, transcripts
  • Birth certificate or passport (ID page)
  • English proficiency documents (international students)

 

 

The Recruitment Team is available to answer any questions and process your application for assessment. The Recruitment Team will contact you to arrange an Audition/Interview. For further information on the audition/interview process visit the corresponding course on the drop down menu below or visit the courses page

 

If all the documents and information are complete and satisfactory, and you have successfully completed your audition/interview, you can expect to receive a Letter of Offer within 5 working days.

 

The Letter of Offer will provide all details of your proposed course enrolment and information on the next steps to be taken to finalise your enrolment.

Once you receive and review your Letter of Offer and wish to proceed please return the Acceptance of Offer form and Course Enrolment Form to the Recruitment Team together with any outstanding documents or information specified in the Letter of Offer and details of deposit paid (if required). Once we have received your payment, a receipt will be issued.

 

If you are seeking Australian Government FEE-HELP loan assistance for your studies, you will be directed to the Australian Government FEE-HELP website to complete your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF).

 

For a list of AIM fees and payment options visit here.

 

If you are seeking recognition of prior learning, you should also submit Application for Recognition of Prior Learning together with required supporting documents. For further information about credit transfer and recognition of prior learning please see the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure

 

Should you wish to defer your studies prior to enrolment, contact the Recruitment Team. For information on deferring your studies see the Cancelling (Withdrawing), Deferring, Suspending Student Enrolment Policy and Procedure.

Student Support Services

 

Nurturing students’ wellbeing is important to AIM, as well as encouraging cross-faculty relationships and positive communication. Whether it be help with academic matters, something personal, or simply feeling overwhelmed for any reason, the Student Wellbeing Team are available to support students. There is a Student Wellbeing Team on each campus to assist students with their requirements.

 

The Student Support Team provides high quality and proactive advice through offering a range of support programs and workshops including academic, general health and wellbeing, digital and technical support, and offering individual one-on-one appointments for academic mentoring and personal issues including counselling referrals.

 

 

 

ACAP (Australian College of Applied Psychology) on Campus Counselling

 

AIM acknowledges and understands that students may become overwhelmed with balancing the demands of study, social events and personal life matters. Appointments can be made with the Student Wellbeing Team to discuss broader and personal related issues that may impact a students' performance and academic abilities, with referrals to the on-campus ACAP Counsellor, if required.

 

 

Disability Support EOAP (Equal Opportunity Adjustment Program)

 

Beginning studies can be a time of great change for some. AIM supports reasonable adjustments to the learning environment for students with a diagnosed physical or mental impairment, ensuring equal access to education for everyone.

 

Academic Support and Study Skills workshops

 

These workshops include, for example, Microsoft Office help, essay writing, presentation skills, and research skills for assignments. There are also workshops covering literacy skills, music theory and learning and exam techniques.

 

 

Musicianship Skills workshops

 

Weekly workshops are held to help with aural training and theory, amongst other topics. Aural workshops are interactive and focus on how to practice independently, including what strategies and resources can be used to help improve outside of classes. Workshops are also held on reading rhythms, digital scoring, and chart writing.

 

 

Life Skills Workshops

 

These workshops are practical, engaging and informative, looking at common issues such as performance anxiety, time management and organisational skills, career development, work life study balance, and leadership, just to name a few.

 

 

Student Life

 

Student life at AIM encourages students to engage in opportunities to maximise their experience through getting to know other students with similar dreams and passions. Form a band, play and perform with other musicians and creatives, network with recording engineers and music mangers of the future, not to mention AIM teaching staff who are the industry. AIM has a dedicated Student Association (ASA) in both Sydney and Melbourne to support all students to become part of the AIM Community.

 

For further information on AIM Student Services visit here.

 

 

AIM’s Commitment to Diversity

 

The Australian Institute of Music continually strives to support and celebrate the incredibly diverse nature of our community and works tirelessly to provide a platform for students, staff and alumni to all let themselves be seen and heard, including those who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or questioning (LGBTIQ).

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive environment, AIM has implemented several initiatives with the goal of promoting and celebrating the diversity of all students which you can find here.

 

Our Campuses

 

Both Sydney and Melbourne campuses have an active student presence who look after student wellbeing and promote an overall feeling of inclusivity and belonging. The Sydney ASA organises fun events for students such as Jam Nights, fundraising events and live music gigs providing opportunities for students to get together and perform at local venues or at AIM’s newly built balcony terrace. The AIM Melbourne Student Association (AMSA) hold Live Lounge sessions for students to mingle and perform alongside fellow students and musicians. On top of all of that, there are plenty of performing opportunities throughout the year including ensembles, showcases and graduate recitals.

 

Campus Facilities

 

Sydney Campus:

 

The Sydney campus is located next to Central Station in the heart of Surry Hills, an epicenter for great live venues and an inspiring music scene perfect for AIM students. Facilities and services include:

 

  • Three auditoriums for performance, including the 275 seat John Planter Hall
  • Rehearsal rooms, studios, lecture rooms
  • Digital media labs
  • Audio, recording and mixing studios
  • Library
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Student Services and Student Wellbeing

 

Melbourne Campus:

 

The Melbourne campus is centrally located in the CBD, one block from Southern Cross Station, close to connecting trams and Flinders Street Station. Facilities and services include:

 

  • Peter Calvo Performance Auditorium
  • Rehearsal rooms, studios, lecture rooms
  • Digital labs and recording facilities
  • Library
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Student Services and Student Wellbeing

FEE-HELP (Australian Commonwealth Loan Scheme) is a loan to help eligible fee paying students to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP is available for:

  • Australian Citizens
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders

For more information see the Study Assist Website or contact AIM Recruit

 

Austudy – All Australian AIM students (including those with permanent residency) can also apply for Austudy. Please check the Austudy website for further information and eligibility

Scholarships – AIM offers a range of scholarships to support new and current students. Scholarships are available for excellence, equity and access among others. For further information and to view the full list of scholarship programs, click here

Course Specific Admission Information

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Entertainment Management course page.

Entrance is by submission of a prepared portfolio and possible short follow up interview if required. Applicants are required to:

  • Score an ATAR of 65 &/or possess relevant industry experience.
  • Provide a portfolio that covers ALL business & entertainment experience (mature age students and students who do not meet the ATAR requirements).
  • Provide Certified Academic transcripts of previous study; especially in Arts/Entertainment, Mathematics & English (including HSC). Year 12 school leavers are able to provide this once received.

 

For VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Students: Satisfactory completion of the VCE and Units 3 and 4 English. Any of the four VCE English studies - English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language - satisfies the requirement for English; however, Units 3 and 4 must be completed in sequence and in the same calendar year.

Please Note: VCAL is not an approved minimum entry for Bachelor of Entertainment Management (BEM).

 

The table below gives the ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Study Period 3, 2019

 

(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds)

[Note: this table relates to all students made an offer on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. To ensure comparability across all providers, the 'ATAR' (or OP) figures used to reflect the original unadjusted figures without the consideration of equity or other adjustments. "Selection Rank" figures (if used) will reflect the same cohort but including the consideration of adjustment factors. 

ATAR 70

(Excluding adjustment factors)*

(NB. Raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

Selection Rank

(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)*

(NB. Selection Rank profile for the same students as in previous column)

Highest rank to receive an offer

73.2N/A

Median rank to receive an offer

64.9N/A

Lowest rank to receive an offer

56.0N/A

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Entertainment Management admissions, click the button below. 

Bachelor of Entertainment Management Admissions 

 

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • An audio mix of a musical work
  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement

 

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Arts Management course page.

 

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

Click here to go to the Postgraduate: Music course page.

Applicants applying for Postgraduate Studies in Music must:

  • Complete online Application Form
  • Provide copies of academic transcripts of previous study for us to keep (these copies must be in English). If you do not have a relevant undergraduate degree, you must provide evidence of professional work in your desired field.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • Provide a resume (in English) that covers all previous music study, experiences and interests.
  • Provide copies of any certificates or references that may support your application to study at AIM.
  • All International Applicants must submit an IELTS (or Equivalent) of 6.5 with no overall band score less than 6.0.

 

Please also refer to individual department graduate entry requirements as follows:

  • Audio
  • Composition & Music Production
  • Classical Performance
  • Music Theatre
  • Contemporary Performance

Click here to go to the Master of Arts and Entertainment Management course page.

Applicants applying for Postgraduate Studies in Music must:

  • Complete online Application Form
  • Provide copies of academic transcripts of previous study for us to keep (these copies must be in English). If you do not have a relevant undergraduate degree, you must provide evidence of professional work in your desired field.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • Provide a resume (in English) that covers all previous music study, experiences and interests.
  • Provide copies of any certificates or references that may support your application to study at AIM.
  • All International Applicants must submit an IELTS (or Equivalent) of 6.5 with no overall band score less than 6.0