Dear Graduand,

As you will be aware, the world is responding on a daily basis to the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of the virus is of concern to individuals and Governments everywhere and strategies to contain it are announced and reviewed as more information comes to light.

ICMS has been very proactive in its planning for the first study period of the year and is supporting its students through all possible means ( ), however, some aspects of Australia’s strategies for containing the virus are beyond the College’s control, for example, any travel bans imposed on new and/or returning students, or citizens of specific countries.

Today the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 further. These measures include advising against any gatherings of more than 500 people.

As a result of Mr Morrison’s announcement, ICMS President and CEO, Dr Dominic Szambowski has regretfully announced the cancellation or postponement of all ICMS gatherings of this size and unfortunately this includes the Graduation ceremony planned for April 17th 2020.

We know that Graduation is a special time for you, and those close to you, and rest assured that ICMS will be contacting you very soon with a proposed alternative date and time, and to communicate the registration process. In the meantime, if you have any questions please direct them to the  [email protected] address.

In the meantime we encourage everyone in the ICMS community to look after themselves, and those around them, and hope that you stay up to date with all updates that we post on the ICMS website, for example

Graduation marks a significant milestone in your life and we are delighted to celebrate your academic achievements at the upcoming ICMS, Aspire Institute and ISCA Graduation Ceremony.

WHEN will Graduation take place?

  • Friday 17 April 2020 (Postponed)

  • Friday 13 November 2020

WHAT you need to do... 

To be able to graduate, students are required to go through some important, compulsory steps as explained below; please note that students will not be deemed eligible to graduate outside of this process:

Step 1


In your final year of study, you should submit the online Completion Nomination Form when you wish to be assessed for the completion of your award.

You will then be assessed for completion after the final grades are released.


Step 2


Once completed, you will be invited to register in order to attend a graduation ceremony.

A registration email will be sent to eligible students 6 weeks prior to the graduation date. Registration will strictly close 3 weeks prior graduation.

Unfortunately late registrations past the due date cannot be accepted.

April Ceremony Closed

Step 3


To be considered fully registered you will be required to complete the registration link and fully pay the graduation fee of $120 fro the online store.

  • Maximum 2x guest tickets to the Graduation Ceremony (for additional guest tickets see below)
  • Hire of your academic gown, trencher and hood
  • A robing service to ensure your academic dress looks perfect for the occasion
  • Post-ceremony reception with canapes and drinks for you and your guests
  • An exclusive ICMS Alumni lapel pin
  • An official graduation program
  • A complimentary digital copy of your stage presentation photograph uploaded to social media for you to share (all gowns and caps must be returned by the allocated time. GOWNS NOT RETURNED WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL COST.

Step 4


Once you are fully registered and once the registration has officially closed, you will receive a confirmation email from the Graduation Team with more information about the event. 


Included in your graduation package are two guest tickets. Extra tickets can be purchased for $25 per person for entry to the cocktail party ONLY.
Space is at a premium in the Chapel so additional guests will be able to watch the ceremony from a special live screening VIP room on campus and then will be able to rejoin everyone for a celebratory cocktail after the ceremony. 
A maximum of four (4) additional cocktail party only tickets per Graduand applies, subject to availability.
Extra tickets can be purchased through the ICMS Online Store.  BUY ADDITIONAL GUEST TICKETS


Yes, you will get photos. 
  • Photos of you receiving your testamur during the ceremony will be shared (free) on this page the week after the ceremony.  November 2019 Graduation: Individual Photos
  • Fun gallery photos from the cocktail party will also be shared here and on social media. (If you do not wish to be photographed please let the photographer know at the time that the photo is being taken.) November Graduation Ceremonies Gallery 
  • You will also have the option to purchase studio photos which can be taken by our professional photographer in Moran House on the day.