At AIM Overseas, we understand how important getting academic credit is for students.
That’s why all of our programs are specifically designed with credit transfer in mind.
That said, the ability to transfer credit from one of our programs back to an Australian degree varies from student to student and program to program.
With many Australian universities we have put together a university-specific process for applying for credit and funding. You’ll receive this in your AIM Overseas acceptance pack. If we do not have a specific process for your uni, we’ll provide you with some thorough general advice about how to apply for credit and funding.
See more information in the sections below.
All our programs are designed to count for credit as electives. However, it is up to your university to decide whether they will approve some credit for your participation in one of our programs. Normally it is a course convenor, Head of Department or Program Convenor who approves your credit. For them to be able to make a decision, you will have to provide them with a copy of the course syllabus, which you will find included in your acceptance pack.
Applying for Credit :: Step By Step
1. Apply for the program
You should first apply for the program – we need to check your eligibility for the program and make sure you have all the relevant information before you approach for faculty to have credit approved.
After you apply for a program you’ll be asked to provide us a copy of your results. We’ll check you’re eligible for the program you’ve applied for then invite you to an initial consultation with an advisor.
You should not apply for credit before being accepted into the program – please see our FAQ about why it’s important to be accepted into the program first.
2. Initial Consultation with AIM Overseas
During your initial consultation we’ll talk to you in detail about applying for credit and funding at your university.
3. Return all the required documents
Return all the documents we’ve asked for in order to finalise your application.
3. AIM Overseas Acceptance Pack contains course syllabus and process
You’ll now receive your AIM Overseas Acceptance Pack by both email and standard mail. In this pack you’ll find a copy of the course syllabus, as well as the process for applying for credit and funding at your university (either specific advice for your institution, or our detailed general advice for institutions where we do not have a tailored process in place).
It is highly unlikely that course convenors will approve credit for a course unless you have a copy of the syllabus, so you should not visit your course convenor until you have received an acceptance from AIM Overseas. Out of respect for the workloads of our colleagues within faculties, we do not provide the syllabus to you before we’ve had a chance to check you’re eligible for the program (steps 1 and 2 above) and ensure you understand the right process for applying for credit at your institution (steps 2 and 3).
4. Apply for credit at your university
Follow the advice in our Acceptance Pack about how to apply for credit at your institution. If you have any questions, doubts or issues please contact us – we’re here to help you!
5. Pay down payments, apply for OS-HELP and other steps
Once your credit is approved you’ll be able to able for OS-HELP (if you’re eligible) and continue on with other administrative steps like paying your down payment. If you are reliant on credit (and OS-HELP) you should not pay your down payment until your credit has been approved as the down payment is non-refundable.
- You should only approach your course convenor/program coordinator/faculty to apply for credit once you’ve been accepted for a program and have received a copy of the syllabus
- If you want to obtain credit (or are reliant on credit and OS-HELP) you should only pay your down payment once your program has been approved for credit
- AIM Overseas does not provide specific advice about whether or not you can obtain credit for a program. We can provide general advice on what to do to apply for it, and about our past experience with students receiving credit, but only your university can consider your exact situation and assess your application for credit.
- If you have any questions or issues relating to credit, please read our FAQ or Contact Us. We’re here to help!