Entry Requirements

International Students

applications for admission - international STUDENTS


AIM welcomes students from all over the world and we have multiple entry pathways for international students.

For entry into all our Diploma and Bachelor programs, you must have achieved ONE of the following:

  • Successful completion of a high school qualification in the last 2 years; 
  • Successful completion of at least 6 months of full-time Higher Education (HE) study (or the part-time equivalent) at AQF level 5 degree or higher (or its overseas equivalent).
  • Successful completion of an AQF VET qualification Certificate IV or above (or its overseas equivalent).

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).


Satisfy minimum standard English requirements through:

  • The completion of secondary studies and/or at least one year of undergraduate or vocational qualification, undertaken in English from the countries below: 
    • American Samoa  
    • Australia  
    • Botswana  
    • Canada  
    • Fiji  
    • Ghana  
    • Guyana  
    • Ireland  
    • Kenya) 
    • Lesotho 
    • Liberia 
    • New Zealand 
    • Nigeria 
    • Papua New Guinea  
    • Singapore  
    • Solomon Islands 
    • South Africa 
    • Tonga 
    • Trinidad and Tobago 
    • United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland  
    • USA  
    • Zambia 


  • The completion of one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-secondary study at an Australian University or other higher education provider with English as the medium of instruction and assessment. 


All other applicants must have documented evidence of IELTS English language proficiency or equivalences, or be enrolled in an accredited English for Academic Purposes pathway program. 


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 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 must also satisfy minimum standard English requirements, as per the undergraduate programs.


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.


Applicants may be eligible for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning for their tertiary studies including completed or partially completed Higher Education awards. Specified credit will be granted towards specific units of an AIM course on the basis of prior learning in a completed or partially completed HE course 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.

As well as having regional representatives, AIM also has an extensive network of registered Education Agents in Australia and overseas who can assist with your application. You can find a list of our representatives here.

As an international student in Australia, you must meet the conditions of your visa throughout your entire study. More information can be found below.

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OSHC is a compulsory medical health insurance for international students studying in Australia. Our preferred provider is AHM.  Click here to visit the AHM website

For other providers, refer to the Department of Health’s website and search for ‘overseas student cover’.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) monitors and regulates the higher education sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas.

Higher educational providers must meet minimum standards set by TEQSA (The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) to enable registration under the ESOS (Education Service for Overseas Students) Act. This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance.

The ESOS Act mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition and care of students remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS Act’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa-related reporting requirements on both students and providers.

The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that govern the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses to students by providers that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

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Higher education providers in Australia must be registered to enrol overseas students in specific courses. Registered providers have a CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students) code and a specific CRICOS course code. This registration guarantees the provider and the course meet the high standards necessary for overseas students.

Click here for more information from the CRICOS website

Having trouble?

Call our team on +61 2 9219 5444

or email us at enquiries@aim.edu.au