Diploma of Arts and Entertainment Management

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1 year full-time or equivalent part-time study


February, May, September


Melbourne, Sydney


Domestic and International
FEE-HELP eligible


Diploma 109396C
CRS 1401246


The Diploma of Arts and Entertainment Management is a practical program for those who want to join the music industry’s ever-expanding business and management side. 

This Diploma is a starting point to explore where you fit in the music business. It is excellent for both school-leavers and mature-age students to build the skills for today’s fast-paced music industry. 

In 12 months, you will build your foundations and learn the underlying principles of effective management.  


You will have numerous opportunities to develop your skills, explore new and inspiring areas of interest, and discover where you fit in the diverse arts and entertainment business. You will work directly with peers and academics who are artists and creators, on projects that prepare you for a career in the music industry. 

At the conclusion of your course, you will gain an industry-recognised qualification with multiple career opportunities such as: 

  • Entrepreneur 
  • Booking Assistant 
  • Grants Assistant 
  • Media Coordinator 
  • Sales Rep 
  • Event Coordinator 
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Label Assistant 
  • A&R Assistant 
  • Venue Assistant 
  • Licensing Officer 
  • Promotions Assistant 
  • Communications Coordinator 
  • Studio Assistant 
  • Promoter 

Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed View Career Opportunities.

course overview

Try a Diploma of Music (Pathway into Bachelor of Arts and Entertainment management) 

Not quite ready for a full three-year degree? See if tertiary music studies are for you with a one-year Diploma of Arts & Entertainment Management. You’ll undertake foundational units in business of the music industry, whilst acquiring musical literacy and academic skills. The Diploma is an industry-recognised qualification. We’ll credit all your completed units, along with a successful audition – so you can continue into the Bachelor of Music Theatre degree as a second-year student. 

To gain entry into the Diploma of Arts & Entertainment Management courses, you must also provide the following: 

  • Have already achieved the Guaranteed ATAR/Clearly-In ATAR of 60.00 or higher, or 
  • Provide a portfolio, including a CV and cover letter 


Must have achieved ONE of the following:  

  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate in the last 2 years (such as HSC or VCE*) and satisfy the minimum English language entry of a Band 3 in HSC English Standard (or equivalent)  
  • Satisfactory completion of IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma qualification in the past 2 years  
  • Satisfactory completion of an AQF VET qualification (Certificate IV and above, or equivalent as assessed by DET)  
  • Satisfactory completion of at least 6 months full-time tertiary study (AQF level 5 or higher)  
  • Be a mature age student (21 years or older)  

*NOTE: Completion of Senior VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) does not meet these requirements. 

Need Further Information?  View Entry Requirements Domestic or Entry Requirements International. 

Would you like to talk about your options for entry? Email us admissions@aim.edu.au  


To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

  • David Rogerson

    Academic Lecturer

    dave rogerson

    In a career spanning 30 years, David Rogerson has experienced every facet of the radio and media communications industry. He has seen action as a Group Program Director, a National Marketing Manager and Company Director. He was most recently the Group Director for Programming and Content at Grant Broadcasters.

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  • Tim Kelly


    tim kelly

    Tim Kelly is a music lover, marketeer, and management specialist.  His journey through the music industry has included stints as a fanzine editor, tour manager, recording artist, independent label co-founder, marketing executive and managing director. He is now a full-time educator specialising in the business of music and entertainment.

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