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ICMS Virtual Parents Information Evening
November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The ICMS Parents Information Evening will help you assist your child to succeed in their journey to higher education.
As a parent, your assistance is vital. This may be in helping choose the right degree or institution, providing financial assistance or simply offering moral support in what can be both a daunting and exciting time. Your support is vital to a successful transition to tertiary studies.
In this online session we’ll cover topics including:
- Admission requirements: Learn about cut-offs, UAC preferences and High Academic Places (HAP)
- What’s different with university admissions for 2021
- Industry Training: Discover more about our compulsory industry placement program and how it helps prepare career-ready graduates.
- FEE-HELP: How it works and the options for paying fees
- Curriculum quality: Learn about the way we teach and ensure the quality of our degrees
- Syllabus: how degrees are structured – the difference between core, specialisation and elective subjects
- Student life and support: Find out how we help students adapt to tertiary education and support them during their ICMS journey.
- The evening takes the format of a facilitated Q&A session with representatives from across ICMS including senior faculty, management, industry training team members and current students.
Frequently Asked (Parent) Questions:
A Surge in Applications for 2021?
As if the year hasn’t been hard enough for Year 12s, you may have read in the media about the surge in university applications for February 2021. Some concerned parents have contacted us to ask about how this may impact their child’s application February 2021. They have asked us whether this is true for ICMS applications – and how their child can secure an offer?
In an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald on 21st September 2020* it was explained that not only is the job market tougher than ever but the global pandemic has highlighted the competitiveness of the job market and the need for tertiary qualifications, causing a surge in university applications for February 2021. UAC (University Admissions Centre), which processes applications for admission to tertiary courses mostly in NSW and ACT, has received 21 per cent more applications from year 12 students wanting to attend university in 2021 than at the same time a year ago. So, yes, it’s clear that 2021 is shaping as a “competitive year” for school leavers. Concerningly, the article warns that, “Under current policy settings, universities may turn away thousands of potential students as applications spike but the number of available places remains fixed. Many who miss out will likely end up on JobSeeker.”
We have put together 6 tips to help your child navigate this the complex university admissions environment and help them to secure their offer. Read: 6 Ways to Secure Your Offer in a Competitive Year
Can my Child Apply for ‘HECS’ or FEE-HELP?
Yes, Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders may apply for FEE-HELP from the Australian government to help support the cost of tuition. For further information visit www.studyassist.gov.au.
The ICMS team of Student Advisors understand the pressure to make the right choice. Call or email them if you have any questions about entry requirements or the progress of your child’s application.
- (02) 9466 1240
- [email protected]
Please feel free to forward this link to anyone whose child might be considering studying at ICMS or the Aspire Institute (pathway provider to ICMS, UTS and others).
* ref to SMH article