12 steps to studying at AIM in Australia:

  1. Register your interest.Fill in this Enquiry Form and we will be in touch. Yes, it’s that easy!
  2. Fill in your AIM application form. Fill in your Application for Admission form here!

    NOTE: Our Recruitment team is on hand to assist you with your Application for Admissions form and all the info on audition and/or interview requirements.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at enquiries@aim.edu.au or call us on:

    International: +61 2 9219 5444

    If you have further questions – we’re here to help, anytime.
  3. Prepare your supporting documents. Make sure all the documents you need to provide are valid and ready to submit with your application.
  4. Complete your AIM Streamlined Student Visa Framework (SSVF) form. This is required for all international student visa applications.
  5. Submit your completed application and supporting documents. You can send it to us via email: recruit@aim.edu.au or post it to:

    The Australian Institute of Music
    C/O Recruitment Department
    1 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
    NSW, Australia, 2010
  6. Audition & interview. Meeting you speaks volumes, whether that’s in person or via Skype. A member of our Recruitment team will be in touch to arrange a time for your audition and/or interview. See our audition tips below.
  7. Accept your offer. If your application is successful, we’ll send you a Letter of Offer and enrolment forms. To accept your offer, return your completed enrolment forms with your fee payment (fees as listed in your Letter of Offer) to AIM. Please accept your place and pay your fees well in advance of your course start date to secure your place. Once we have received your payment and the necessary conditions are met, we’ll send you an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) so you can apply for a visa.
  8. Apply for a student visa. Once you have your eCOE (Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment), you can apply for an Australian Student Visa. Make sure you’re across the student visa application requirements and conditions. For more information, visit the Home Affairs website
  9. Consider connecting with an International Agent. They can help you with your visa processing, provide immigration assistance and comprehensive student services in Australia. Download our list of International Agents who are ready to help you.
  10. Come on over! Once you’ve got your Australian Student Visa, you can book and confirm your flight to Australia. You must notify AIM of your impending arrival.
  11. Organise your accommodation. Both AIM campuses in Sydney and Melbourne are non-residential. All students must organise their own accommodation. You might choose a homestay, hostel, shared accommodation with other students, or to rent an apartment or a house. Click here for more information, or contact us for recommended accommodation providers.
  12. Sign-up for classes. Attend orientation and registration week to finalise all your enrolment details. Welcome to AIM!

You can submit your Enquiry form at any time. We don’t have set cut-off dates (unlike most universities) – there’s never a bad time to set the tone for your future at AIM.

We’re here to help & provide advice – email or call anytime
Don’t hesitate to call one of our Recruitment team members, who are waiting to walk you through each step of the application process. We’re here to answer all your questions and welcome you to your new home of music in Australia: +61 2 9219 5444

AIM International Agents Listing

For a list of current Agents who can assist you in joining the AIM student community, please click here.

Audition & Interview –
your time to shine

  • Fully prepare for your audition or interview. Choose your tracks/prepare your work/assemble your portfolio carefully. Rehearse or review your compositions and mixes so that you know them inside out.
  • Choose songs or showcase musical works that you feel most confident with, ones that represent your interests and abilities.
  • At anytime ask us to repeat or rephrase the question if you are asked something you are not sure about
  • Remember, we’re not here to judge you, but to help you get to where you want to go. So, deep breath, try to relax and enjoy it!
  • It goes both ways. You’ll have the chance to ask us questions, too.

Click here to check out our audition tips blogs