Professional Attire Guidelines

General guidelines

  • Ensure that your business attire is clean, ironed and worn correctly
  • Hair should be neat, tidy and always kept off the face
  • Blouses and shirts must be tucked in at all times
  • Name badge must be worn at all times on the left lapel of jacket
  • College pins, if worn, must be worn on the right lapel of jacket
  • Shoes worn must be in good condition
  • Fingernails should be clean and trimmed
  • Accessories and jewellery should be kept to a minimum
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn inside any buildings at ICMS

When business attire is required

Full business attire is to be worn:

  • In all front of house areas Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm
  • While in a scheduled class (irrespective of the day of the week)
  • When undertaking an academic activity in applied subjects
  • On college excursions
  • During ICMS open days

Guidelines for men

Business attire includes:

  • Full business suit – jacket and trousers
  • Business shirt – collared, long or short sleeved
  • Tie
  • Leather belt
  • Enclosed business shoes
  • Facial hair must be clean shaven or neat and trimmed

Guidelines for women

Business attire includes:

  • Full business suit (business jacket worn with a coordinated business skirt, pants or dress)
  • Skirts/dresses should be no more than 5cm (two inches) above the knee
  • Professional business shirt or top
  • Business leather shoes
  • Makeup should be minimal and natural

Guidelines for back of house

For Back of House areas (Courtyard Cafe, Market Place and Head Office):

  • Smart casual attire is required, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • Footwear is required at all times
  • No inappropriate clothes are to be worn - this includes singlets, sleepwear and swimwear