Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

applications for admission - DOMESTIC STUDENTS

AIM takes applications for its courses all year round. Please refer to specific courses for semester intake cut-off dates.  Auditions are held weekly, as well as dedicated audition days.  If you are an international applicant please refer to Entry Requirements for International Students


Applicants of Diploma and Bachelor programs must:
  • Have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) within the last 2 years;  


  • Satisfy minimum standard English requirements equivalent to:  
    • NSW HSC English Standard with a Band 3, or VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) satisfactory completion of 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.  

Where the minimum standard English requirements are not achieved, the completion of a writing task or submission of a completed assessment task from other units at Year 12 level is required. 

Additional entry requirements

There are additional entry requirements for each course. These may include attending an interview or live audition, providing a portfolio of items appropriate for the course, or a minimum ATAR.

See requirements for each course for more information.


Applicants with tertiary study

For admission based on tertiary studies, applicants need to have:

  • Completed at least 6 months of full-time Higher Education (HE) study (or the part-time equivalent) at AQF level 5 degree or higher.
  • Successfully completed an AQF VET qualification Certificate IV or above .

Applicants who have not completed 6 months of tertiary (HE) studies or a Certificate IV or above will be assessed on their secondary results (as above).

Mature aged entry

Applicants who are 21 years or older at the time of application are entitled to mature-age consideration. Applicants may obtain entry by meeting the undergraduate requirements (as above).

Special needs / educationally disadvantaged students

AIM may give special consideration for admission to courses to applicants who have suffered an educational disadvantage. In particular, applicants with disabilities, from geographically isolated areas or economically disadvantaged backgrounds may apply for special consideration. Speak to our Recruitment Team for more information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Applicants

Prospective students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island (ATSI) descent may apply for special consideration for admission to the Institute. Speak to our Recruitment Team for more information.


Applicants to the Master of Music program on the basis of tertiary studies, requires the completion of:

  • A Bachelor of Music Degree, or
  • A non-music bachelor degree and have relevant musical professional practice experience.

Applicants to the Master of Arts and Entertainment Management program on the basis of tertiary studies, requires the completion of:

  • A Bachelor of Arts and Entertainment Management (or equivalent), or
  • A Bachelor degree in a related field, with 1 year relevant work experience.


Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without tertiary qualifications may be granted admission to the postgraduate program on the basis of extensive relevant work experience and demonstrated potential to undertake the program of study and to achieve course learning outcome.


Additional entry requirements

Applicants must also meet additional requirements, which may include English language proficiency, submission of a portfolio, and participation in an audition process and interview (which can be online).

recognition of prior learning

Applicants may be eligible for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning for their post-secondary studies including completed or partially completed Higher Education awards and completed Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications (AQF Diploma and above, or its overseas equivalent as assessed by DET). Specified credit will be granted towards specific units of an AIM undergraduate course on the basis of prior learning in a completed or partially completed HE award or completed VET qualification if it is assessed to be comparable in terms of learning outcomes, volume of learning, content and learning and assessment approaches. Applicants should submit an Application for Recognition of Prior Learning together with all required supporting documentary evidence.

Overseas qualifications will be assessed for equivalency by the Department of Education.


The table in the link 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.

Admissions Transparency Data – 2023


Having trouble?

Call our team on 02 9219 5444 or 03 8610 4222

or email us at enquiries@aim.edu.au 

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