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Pathways (Aspire Institute)


Aspire Institute offers stand-alone qualifications such as English, Foundation and Diplomas that also offer you a pathway to University or College.

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.

Pathway Options

Aspire Institute Diploma programs

Diploma programs can be completed as a qualification in their own right or as a pathway program to the second year of University or College. 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’s degree. Learn more

Diploma programs start at the same time as ICMS degrees and can typically be completed in 8 months:

*Students of the Aspire Institute Diploma of Business may progress, upon completion, to any of the following Universities or Colleges:

Aspire Institute Foundation program

The Foundation program is your stepping stone to higher education if you have not completed the final year of high school. Successful completion enables students to enter the first year of an ICMS Bachelor degree. Learn more

Aspire Institute 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.

Why Aspire Institute?

All Aspire Institute 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 Sydney’s most popular and spectacular campus locations, either in beach-side Manly or the centre of Sydney.

Exceptional student experience

The exceptional student experience extends beyond the classroom with sporting groups, tours and activities to build your social network