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Advice for International Students

International Student

Are you an international student wanting to study – or already studying in Australia – at the International College of Management, Sydney?

This page will answer all your questions on topics such as government support and advice, student visas, Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS), international student transfers or your study load.


BREAKING NEWS 22 NOVEMBER 2021…

BORDERS OPEN TO VACCINATED STUDENTS FROM 1 DECEMBER

The Announcement

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), Aspire Institute, Aspire English and the International Sport College Australia (ISCA) are thrilled that, from 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated student visa holders and other eligible visa holders can travel to and from Australia – without needing to apply for a travel exemption.

This important announcement was made by the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 22 November 2021.

We welcome the announcement and look forward to welcoming our students back to campus!

This is an important milestone for all of us.

More Information

For more information please refer to the Study NSW website:

The Department of Home Affairs has published new arrangements for eligible visa holders that can be accessed via https://loom.ly/gXo8FkE. Please consult the TGA website or Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for advice on COVID-19 vaccines recognised for the purposes of travel to Australia.

Not only have the Commonwealth Government announced the opening of borders to international students, but the New South Wales Government has also announced that students arriving into our state will not require international students to quarantine on arrival.

‘Pilot Plan’ Students

International students who are returning under the NSW International Student Arrivals Pilot Plan can rest assured that their expected arrival is eagerly anticipated. They will still return as planned and will not need to find their own commercial flights. They will still travel to Sydney on scheduled charter flights on 5th and 24th December, as arranged – and will not need to quarantine.

Book Flights

For vaccinated international students with a valid visa, this news means they can now go ahead and make arrangements to return to Sydney for the start of the first trimester on the 7th of February 2022.

Book Accommodation

The announcement has prompted a rush on student accommodation with 26 bookings coming in within hours of the announcement.

Get Ready for the Jobs Boom

Restaurants, bars and pubs are currently experiencing a critical worker shortage, partly because of ongoing border issues. Incoming international students can expect higher wages, greater flexibility and increased job security, particularly in the hospitality sector – as it recovers from almost two years of turmoil.

Please refer to the ICMS Industry Training facebook page for casual, part-time and full-time job opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/icmsindustrytraining

Industry Training Placements

All international students returning to campus who are preparing for their work placement, please email [email protected] so that we support you to get the most out of your Work Integrated Learning subjects.

You are Amazing!

ICMS would like to share our deep appreciation and gratitude for the patience, resilience, and commitment that international students have shown through what has been a challenging time in all our lives.


Want to get in contact with an Agent in your country? Click the link below for more information.

International Student Information

Covid-19 Advice

The COVID-19 test and vaccine are free for all visa-holders residing in Australia, including international students. Information about the vaccine rollout plan can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health Website in different languages. Confirm your eligibility then book your appointment at your preferred clinic or vaccination hub. If you are aged 18 years old and above, you can choose AstraZeneca, with recommendation from your GP. 

You should not be paying any vaccination hub or GP. Please check your OSHC provider for consultations that have no gap fee to be fully covered by your health insurance. For Allianz members, you may find the nearest facility within your suburb here

You do not need a Medicare card. Instead, you can apply for an immunisation history by getting an Individual Health Identifier. Once you’ve had your vaccine, monitor for side effects. 

For further information, contact the National Coronavirus Help line at 1800 020 080. For translating and interpreting services, call 131 450. 

International Student Visa Conditions

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS)

International Student Transfers

Applying to Reduce Study Load

International Student Support

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Get Proof Of Your COVID-19 Vaccination