ICMS has an inclusive approach to education - we help our students to achieve their career goals whether it is directly through our bachelor degrees or via our pathway programs with Aspire Institute. Aspire Institute is another way for you to start your ICMS degree. At ICMS we know that academic results in the past aren't always an indicator of your future academic success. We support your transition to further study with three programs from the Aspire Institute: the Diploma program, the Foundation program, and the Aspire Academic English language courses.
The Diploma program can be completed as a qualification in its own right or as a pathway program to an ICMS Bachelor degree. Diplomas are available in all ICMS specialisations and the subjects you complete will count towards your ICMS degree. Upon successful completion of your diploma, you can directly enter the second year of the ICMS Bachelor degree. Learn more
Duration: 8 months full time (two trimesters)
The Foundation program is your stepping stone to higher education if you have not completed the final year of high school. This qualification is the equivalent to Australian high school year 12. Successful completion enables students to enter the first year of an ICMS Bachelor degree. Learn more
Academic English programs
This program is designed for students who meet the academic requirements for our pathways but need or would like additional English language proficiency before commencing study. Students will develop the essay and report writing, presentation and critical thinking skills in English that are required for success in undergraduate study. In addition, classes are restricted to a maximum of 18 students, ensuring a high level of individual support and assistance throughout the program. The curriculum has been designed to cover a broad range of topics to accommodate students who are preparing to study any of the academic programs offered. Learn more
The Academic English Program is available for students with an IELTS from 5.0 overall or equivalent. Academic English Program. CRICOS course code: 092650D. Delivered at the Aspire English Campus in Manly, Levels 1 & 2, 46-48 East Esplanade Manly.
Why Aspire Institute?
All Aspire students are a fully integrated part of the ICMS student community. You attend lectures at our campuses in Manly and receive additional learning support including study skills, academic mentoring and academic English support. You also enjoy use of all campus facilities.
Students choose Aspire Institute for the following:
Academic excellence and support
Programs are taught by our respected ICMS academic staff. We prepare you for a smooth transition into a Bachelor degree with personalised attention, small class sizes and continuous academic support.
Pathway to ICMS degrees
Gain entry into your chosen ICMS bachelor degree upon successful completion of the pathway program.
A beachside campus environment
Aspire students study and live in one of Sydney’s most popular and spectacular suburbs, Manly.
Exceptional student experience
The exceptional student experience extends beyond the classroom with sporting groups, tours and activities to build your social network
A critical part of training for your future career is practical experience. An internship opportunity of up to 600 hours will provide you with professional experience and help you connect with industry.
As a registered training organisation, Aspire Institute also delivers nationally accredited vocational training courses. Successful course completion provides students with a nationally recognised award that improves their employment prospects.