Recommended Studies for Bachelor degree study: Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and any of the suggested equivalent subjects, including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.
ICMS does not use selection ranks for admissions. Applicants are assessed on performance in individual HSC (or equivalent) subjects and may be contacted by ICMS to attend an interview.
HOW TO APPLY
Bridging and Enabling Course Entry
Aspire Institute offers the Australian Foundation Program for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for undergraduate courses.
Alternatively, prospective students who have completed four (4) non-award undergraduate subjects undertaken at Aspire Institute or a recognised tertiary institution may be considered for undergraduate courses.
APPLICANTS WITH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
For undergraduate students, there are no entry requirements related to completed or partially completed Higher Education qualifactions.
Credit may be granted for recently completed tertiary studies for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content. Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the ICMS Advanced Standing Policy for more information.
Completed Bridging or Enabling Courses
ICMS recognises enabling programs such as tertiary preparation programs offered by universities and other institutions for entry into undergraduate courses. Aspire Institute's Australian Foundation Program is accepted by ICMS for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for undergraduate courses.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants who have already completed part of a VET course at another institution such as a public TAFE or a recognised VET provider may be considered for entry into a ICMS undergraduate course. Academic results partial or complete from any VET level study will be used as the basis for selection.
Advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) for recently completed VET studies may be granted for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content, for example:
- Certificate IV Successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification (under the AQF) or it's equivalent.
Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS WITH WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
(Finished secondary education more than two years ago)
Applicants who are over 18 years of age, may be eligible for admission based on work experience. However, it is not recommended that applicants just rely on work experience; they should consider supplementing it with the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT).
The STAT is usually undertaken by mature age applicants and/or those without an ATAR. Aspire Institute accepts results from the STAT multiple-choice tests and the required score for entry is 140.
Applicants that wish to apply with work experience need to present evidence of at least 12 months full-time work experience. Evidence from past or current employers should include:
- Length and mode of employment
- Description of job role and responsibilities
- One or more references on company letterhead
- Reference contact details
If an applicant has been self-employed, they should supply a statement from their accountant, solicitor or tax agent.
HOW TO APPLY
OTHER ADMISSION OPTIONS
At-school offer schemes available include:
Interstate Year 12
Australian interstate applicants will have achieved entry for ICMS Bachelor courses if they have achieved an equivalent of the NSW HSC with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and any of the suggested equivalent subjects, including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.
UAC interstate application information:
Domestic Applicants with Overseas Qualifications
Domestic applicants who have overseas qualifications are assessed using ICMS international requirements as found in the entry requirements by country section here.
English Language Proficiency
- Australian Year 12 students must submit a performance band of no less than 2 in English
- English proficiency assessments must be completed no longer than two (2) years prior to commencement or one (1) year prior to commencement for applicants studying/residing in a non-English speaking environment.
- Applicants may sit an ICMS English proficiency test for purposes of entry. Available upon request.
Additional English entry requirements that are commonly accepted can be viewed here.
ICMS supports the participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and are sensitive to ATSI knowledge and culture. To that end ICMS welcome ATSI applications.
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants can apply with either recent secondary education, VET study and/or work and life experience pathway as described above. Applicants must also provide ‘Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Heritage’ at the time of their application (or at their interview).
ICMS has specific Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander scholarships available to provide both tuition and accommodation advantages.
Disability and Special Consideration
ICMS supports participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. Admission to a course may be considered for applicants whose achievement has been compromised by specific situations beyond the applicant’s control, such as disability, illness or family disruption. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation for example, a medical practitioner’s report. Admission will be determined on a case by case basis by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching).
Any supporting documentation must comply with the evidence requirements as follows: health practitioners report or letter; disability assessment report; New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) disability provisions application form; or NESA provisions approval letter.
STUDENT PROFILE DATA
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
|Applicant Background||Number of Students Trimester one 2019||Percentage of all students Trimester one 2019|
|(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
|(B) Vocational education and training (VET)||<5||<5|
|(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
|(D) Recent secondary education
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or other adjustment factors)
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
Notes: "<5" - the number of students is less than 5. N/A - Students not accepted in this category. N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.
ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester one 2017.
|(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds)||ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors)*
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)*
|Highest rank to receive an offer||N/A||N/A|
|Median rank to receive an offer||N/A||N/A|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||N/A||N/A|
Notes: * "<5" - indicated less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
ADVANCED STANDING / CREDIT TRANSFER / RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job lealrning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.
For further information about credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL) please read the Advanced Standing Policy.