Higher Education

General questions

Entry requirements

You can apply for one of our Higher Education qualifications if you meet any of the entry requirements below:

A Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant management experience


A Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three years of relevant management experience


No formal tertiary qualification and five years of relevant management experience


Contact us on 08 9383 8000 or highered@aimwa.com to speak to our Higher Education Team, who will guide you through the application process.

Our MBA enables you to progress from lower to higher qualifications, achieving each as you successfully complete 12 units in total.  The most direct pathway to an MBA is:

Stage 1

Graduate Certificate in Management

4 units

12 months

Stage 2

Graduate Diploma in Management

4 units

12 months

Stage 3

Master of Business Administration

4 units

12 months


Designed primarily for those wanting to achieve a specialist Graduate Certificate only (4 units), the below qualifications are also available:

  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
  • Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in HR Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management

Our facilitators are keen to see you succeed. Typically, they make themselves available prior to and after weekly sessions, and can provide additional support to you throughout the term as required.

AIM WA has also developed a half-day workshop, Academic Assessment Writing.  This is designed for those who are new to tertiary studies, who have not written academic assignments recently, or who wish to improve their academic assignment writing at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.  The workshop is not compulsory to attend, however, many students find the workshop a worthwhile investment.

To find out more, click on the link below:

Academic Assessment Writing

AIM WA run free virtual information sessions and you can register for free at Higher Education Information Sessions. The sessions for 2024 are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2024
  • Monday, 9 December 2024

 If you would like insight from a student’s perspective, two of our past graduates are featured in How could an MBA Change your Life?, an article on our Workplace Conversations that Matter website. 



Time Commitment and Cost

If you are working full time, our recommendation is that you only complete 1 unit per term. If you were to complete 1 unit per term, you can acquire one of our Graduate Certificates in 1 year, a Graduate Diploma in Management in 2 years and a full MBA in a minimum of 3 years. However, we have built flexibility into our Practical MBA and you can defer terms if required.

If you are completing 1 unit per term, you will need to attend a 3 hour face-to-face session here at AIM WA in Floreat. In addition to this, you will need to put in an additional 10 hours for readings and assignment work.

AIM WA offers 4 terms per calendar year, aligning with school terms which allows those with children to have study breaks at the same time as school holidays.

Each term is 9 weeks in duration and evening classes run from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm on 2 evenings per week.

2 units from each qualification are on offer every term and the unit you choose will determine the night of the week you would need to attend.

The unit fee is $3,060 and includes:

  • 9 face-to-face sessions
  • Catering (evening meal and tea/coffee)
  • Assessment fees
  • Digital textbooks
  • Access to the student portal

The full MBA consists of 12 units in total.

Invoices are provided 1 month before the term start date and the due date is the end of the term.  Pre-payments can also be made on any number of units and can be accepted from individual students or companies.

FEE-HELP is also available via a loan from the Australian Government and is available via application.

Payment is required per unit of study. When you register for your unit of study for the term, you will be issued with an invoice and this is due for payment by the end of the 9 week term. FEE-Help is available and we also offer upfront payments of flexible payment options if required.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), you can embark on an MBA that acknowledges the skills and knowledge you have acquired through previous academic studies, work or life experiences. With appropriate experience supported by evidence, you may be provided with credit for up to 50% (or a maximum of 6 units) allowing you to complete your MBA earlier and save on total cost. We can provide a Guide to the RPL Process which will help you decide if RPL is right for you.

RPL Fee: $500 per unit.

For more information regarding RPL, visit AIM Business School Recognition of Prior Learning 

If you already hold units of competency with another training organisation you may be able to use these towards your qualification in a process called Credit Transfer (CT). You will need to provide a copy of your Transcript and the unit must be the same level (like for like) according to the Australian Qualifications Framework.  

We cannot apply any discounts to our higher education program as we have to abide by Government restrictions, however our Practical MBA is one of the most competitively priced on the market.

Once you are enrolled in our Higher Education Program, you will receive complimentary professional membership for the duration of your studies.