Governance and Accreditation

The Australian Institute of Music has been a major player in Australian education for over 50 years. AIM prepares learners for portfolio careers of professional self-directed employment in the Australian music, performing arts and entertainment industries.

About Us

The Australian Institute of Music Limited (AIM) is an Australian Public Company, Limited by Shares.

The business was founded in 1968 and first incorporated in 1987 by the late Dr Peter Calvo, and registered under the name of The Australian Institute of Guitar Limited, STEYMOY Pty Ltd in 1989.

In 1991, the company changed its name to The Australian Institute of Music Limited (AIM), incorporating the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art in 2006. Company details were last reviewed in 2013 under the Corporations Act (2001) prior to opening a campus in Melbourne in 2014 in addition to the long-running Sydney Campus.

AIM is registered with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC):

  • ACN: 003 261 112
  • ABN: 89 003 261 112
  • Registered Head Office: 66 Harrington Street The Rocks NSW 2000.

The Australian Institute of Music has been a major player in Australian education for over 50 years. AIM prepares learners for portfolio careers of professional self-directed employment in the Australian music, performing arts and entertainment industries. With a focus on industry relevant performance, production, arts and entertainment management, AIM programs offer knowledge, skills, attitudinal and applied learning in music performance, music composition and production and music theatre across a range of separate and nested, externally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at various Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) levels 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

AIM also offers short courses in the area of music.

AIM campuses are located in the central business districts, adjacent to Circular Quay in Sydney and one block from Southern Cross Railway Station in Melbourne. Premises are appropriately equipped with specialist facilities including classrooms, ensemble rehearsal rooms, private practice rooms, music production studios, lecture halls and auditoria suitable for limited capacity public performances.


AIM is an independent Institute of Higher Education:

  • Registered and accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) Provider No. PRV12050. View AIM’s accreditation details with TEQSA.
  • Registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Provider Code: 00665C, which enables delivery of courses to international students studying in Australia on a Student Visa. View AIM’s CRICOS registration details.
  • Approved by the Australian Government Department of Education (DoE) for participation in the income-contingent FEE-HELP loans scheme that assists eligible domestic fee-paying students to meet the cost for all or part of their tuition fees.

Governance Model

In compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF) 2021, and aligned with all other relevant legislation and regulations including Section 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, the interrelated AIM Boards and Leadership arrangements are supported by various Subcommittees and Committees with specific functions. Each board and committee is focused on guiding, monitoring and coordinating institutional risk management by implementing quality assurance cycles of review and reporting as articulated in specific Terms of Reference. This ensures that appropriate governance attention, action and accountability drives improved institutional and academic performance, in full compliance with Commonwealth and State Government requirements. View AIM’s Governance Charter.

Interrelated Board and Committee Responsibilities

Board of Directors

The primary body responsible for Corporate Governance of the institution including setting the strategic direction, maintaining financial viability and sustainability, monitoring performance and accountability supported by:

  • Finance & Risk Committee and its subcommittees, the Risk Review Committee and the Safety, Equity & Wellbeing Committee.
  • Industry Advisory Committee.

Academic Board

Operates under delegated Board authority and is responsible for Academic Governance supported by the:

  • Learning and Quality Committee which is supported by the Academic Progression, Scholarships & Awards Subcommittee and it’s subcommittee, the Examinations Review Subcommittee.
  • Learning Resources Subcommittee.
  • Curriculum Subcommittee.
  • Research & Scholarship Subcommittee.

Leadership Group

This group supports the governance activities of the Board of Directors and Academic Board, under the delegated authority of the Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for facilitating and implementing strategic advice and governance directives via coherent business planning and management. The Leadership Group addresses campus and academic operational resourcing and coordination across the student life cycle and provides high level divisional expertise, internal Quality Assurance and external compliance informed by:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Health and Safety
  • Marketing and Recruitment
  • Operations
  • Technology and Communications
  • Finance
  • People and Culture.

AIM Organisational Chart.

Financial Standing:

View AIM’s Statement of Financial Standing here