Where are you getting this from?
Because my character sheet only has ranged listed under aim. Tech is listed under cunning and Strength for melee.
I think you are looking at your character sheet. If that is listed on Akaavi's character sheet then it's a problem because her abilities are supposed to be attached to +AIM.
I can't check it right now but I'll take a look tomorrow when I get a chance to play again.
Qyzen Fess is the starting companion for Jedi Consular and he uses +AIM but he is a melee fighter just like Akaavi Spar.