FAQs

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If you have a question about the submission of an application for migration assessment with AIM, please read the following frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, you can make an enquiry

No, AIM cannot provide advice on Australian visas. Please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for information at www.border.gov.au.
No, your application will not be returned. Please ensure that only certified true copies of original documents are included with your application.
Assessment results can be extended for a maximum of 12 months if the original result has not expired. Applicants wishing to extend their result must complete an Extension Request Form [PDF; 56Kb] and submit it to AIM before the current result expires. All assessment extension requests will incur a non-refundable fee of AUD$80 (plus 10% GST where applicable). Please note if your original assessment result has expired a new application must be submitted. Please note: If a result letter is required upon expiration of the 12 month extension applicants must submit a new application form.
A copy of ‘successful’ assessments will be issued only within two years of the original assessment date. If the original assessment was carried out over two years ago no copy will be provided and a new application must be submitted. Please note the copy of the assessment result will be emailed only. No hard copies will be provided.
Successful assessments are valid for a period of two years from the date of issue.
Assessments carried out by AIM Skills Assessment Unit are valid for two years from the date of the letter of assessment.
Please send your application to:
Management Skills Assessment Unit Australian Institute of Management PO Box 200 Spring Hill Qld 4004 Australia
AIM is authorised to assess applications for senior managers only. All other management positions are assessed for migration purposes by VETASSESS or other professionally accredited organisations.
Yes. If you disagree with the assessment outcome decision made by AIM you have 2 options available. You can:
  • request to have your assessment decision reviewed. Your application for a review of a negative outcome must be lodged within 6 months of the issuing of the original result letter.
  • appeal the decision if your original and/or review applications were both unsuccessful.
For more information visit the Review of Assessment, Appeals & Extensions page here.
No, your application fee covers the professional and administrative costs of processing and assessing your application. Irrespective of the outcome of your application, the application fee is not refundable.
Yes – you can pay for your Management Skills Assessment by credit card. Please complete the Credit Card Authorisation Form and include with your application.
If paying from outside Australia payment is to be made by bank draft which must nominate an Australian bank through which the payment can be processed. Drafts which nominate non-Australian banks will be returned for replacement. Please note: Electronic Funds Transfer is not accepted as a method of payment.
The Express Assessment Fee fast-tracks the assessment to be completed within 4 (four) weeks. If further information is required, AIM is then unable to provide a timeframe for assessment completion. The Express Assessment Fee is $AUD200.00 (+ GST if applicable) plus the current application fee of $AUD550.00 (+ GST if applicable). The total Express Assessment Fee is therefore $AUD750.00 (+ GST if applicable). If residing in Australia (overseas student or other visa holder), the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% should be added to the fee.
A fee of AUD$550 is payable to the Australian Institute of Management when applying for management skills assessment for the purposes of migration. If residing in Australia (overseas student or other visa holder), a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% should be added to the fee.
No, membership of the Australian Institute of Management is not required for assessment purposes but it is recommended for professional development and networking purposes.
No, any grading of experience and education undertaken by any AIM state division for membership does not automatically translate into approval under the skills assessment process for migration. Please read the Criteria fully before submitting an application.
No, AIM does not require English language test results as part of the skills assessment process.
Educational qualifications are not mandatory in order to gain a positive skills assessment. Applicants should check the Criteria as to the level of management responsibilities required.
No, applicants are required to allocate on the application form the occupation which they wish to be assessed against. Additionally, applicants must provide documentary evidence from work experience and/or educational qualifications to support the chosen occupation. If applicants wish to be assessed against a different occupation, then a new application must be submitted with documentary evidence to support the different occupation.
The norman assessment process takes up to approximately eight (8) weeks from the time of receipt of the application if no further information or clarification is required. The Express assessment process takes up to approximately eight (4) weeks from the time of receipt of the application if no further information or clarification is required.
The Australian Institute of Management is contracted as an assessing authority by the Australian Government to assess senior management skills for applicants for the purpose of skilled migration to Australia. AIM assesses the categories of:
  • Chief Executive or Managing Director [111111]
  • Corporate General Manager [111211]
  • Sales and Marketing Manager [131112]
  • Advertising Manager [131113]
  • Public Relations Manager [131114]
  • Human Resource Manager [132311]
  • Engineering Manager [133211]
  • Supply and Distribution Manager [133611]
  • Procurement Manager [133612]
Recent graduates are not able to meet the requirements – work experience is essential. Please refer to the Skilled Migration Booklet published by Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Criteria attached to the Migration Skills Assessment form [PDF; 72Kb].
Yes, all applications must be accompanied by an upfront application fee. AIM employs resources to assess whether applications will be successful or otherwise and this fee covers the administration of the skills assessment unit. As such, it is not possible for AIM to provide you with advice on your application before it is officially received with the associated application fee of AUD$550 (or $AUD750 for an Express application).