AIM Program

Subject SKIL90002 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 0
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. February 7–18, and July 4–15.
Total Time Commitment:

Two weeks intensive pre-semester plus homework.


Admission into a Graduate Program in the Faculty of Business and Economics



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Melbourne Business School @ Berkeley Street
Level 4, 198 Berkeley Street
Telephone: +61 3 8344 1670

Subject Overview:

The AIM Program is a free, not-for-credit pre-semester program that provides skills development for GSBE students in the areas of academic language and literacy skills, information literacy, mathematics and statistics. AIM participants receive extensive academic support and feedback as they complete a team-based task due at the end of the program. The AIM Program is offered in intensive mode, Monday – Friday, over two weeks before Orientation.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Identify and describe effective study practices for students of the Graduate School of Business and Economics
  • Produce a research report featuring accurate and appropriate content, structure, language, referencing and presentation
  • Write paragraphs and sentences that are clear, accurate, concise and of an appropriate register
  • Use Harvard and APA systems to reference accurately and appropriately
  • Use Refworks to present and organise references
  • Demonstrate ability to quote, paraphrase and summarise appropriately and to produce in-text and end-of text references
  • Deliver a short presentation that is clear, concise and engaging
  • Locate sources, including peer-reviewed papers, using library systems
  • Demonstrate skills in maths and statistics appropriate for students of the Graduate School of Business and Economics


Not applicable

Prescribed Texts:

A reading pack is provided to all students comprising key materials used in the program.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Study and time-management skills
  • Report writing skills
  • English language skills (sentence structure, grammar, paragraphing, punctuation and expression)
  • Reading skills
  • Citing and referencing skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Research skills
  • Maths and statistics skills
  • Research skills
  • IT skills (Refworks, Rationale, Supersearch, Word, PowerPoint)

This is a Not for Credit subject

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