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Facts And Rankings

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is an award-winning higher education institution located on the Northern Beaches and in the City of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Founded in 1996, ICMS is a leader in career-focused, quality education.

Employment Rates

  • ICMS’ full time employment rate tops Australia’s best ranked Universities [1] Read more
  • Around 90% of our students graduate with a job in their field.  [2] Read more
  • ICMS is ahead of Go8 in the meaningful area of Skills Development [3] Read more
  • Top 10 for overall graduate employment in Australia.  [4] Read more
  • Overall graduate employment rate higher than the Go8 universities. [5] Read more
  • 100% of our degree students graduate with industry experience. Read more
  • 100% of ICMS international graduates have a job, 100% of ICMS graduates have a job or had a job within six months of graduation, and 98% of ICMS graduates have a job. [6] Read more


  • Ranked higher than the Go8 in student satisfaction with rankings of 79.6% (postgraduate) and 82.4% (undergraduate) [7] Read more
  • Ranked #1 for Good Teaching in Postgraduate Management and Commerce [8]. Read more
  • Ranked #1 for Event Management and Hospitality Management in Australia (based on graduate employability) [9] Read more
  • Ranked #1 for Bachelor of Event Management and Bachelor of Hospitality Management in Australia (based on longest continuous industry placement, student professionalism, work ready students and industry training customer care) Read more
  • Ahead of Go8 in skills development [10] Read more
  • Ranked 1st in NSW for Skills Development (First & Final Year, UG study area, Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport and recreation) Read more [11]
  • Ranked 1st in NSW for Student Support (First & Final Year, UG study area, Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport and recreation) Read more [12]

Industry Recognition

  • In 2017, ICMS won the NSW Premiers Export Award for outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum. Read more
  • ICMS received the Australian Business Award in 2009 for International Trade. Read more
  • In 2009, ICMS won the Australian Business Award for Marketing Excellence. Read more
  • ICMS received the Premier’s Export Award again in 2009 for the Education and Training Category. Read more
  • In 2008, ICMS won the Premier’s Export award under the Education and Training Category. Read more
  • ICMS won the Green Business Award in 2006, for our Water use management
  • In 2006, ICMS was named on of the National Finalists for the Australian Export Awards, for outstanding innovation and export achievement in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum. Read more
  • ICMS was awarded with the NSW Tourism Award in 2005, for Tourism, Education and Training
  • ICMS received a highly commended for the 2005 Premier’s NSW Exports of the Year Awards in Education
  • In 2004-2005, ICMS won the Australian Tourism Award or Tourism Education and Training. Read more
  • ICMS won the 2004 NSW Tourism Award for Tourism Education and Training
  • ICMS received the 2004 Premier’s NSW Export of the Year Award in Education
  • In 2004, ICMS won the Macquarie University Innovation Award for Innovative Partnership. Read more
  • In 2003 ICMS received a Distinction in for the NSW Tourism Awards for Business Excellence


  • We have around 2,000 students studying at ICMS and Aspire Institute in 2022.
  • Our students come from over 50 different countries.
  • 4 winners of the Minister’s Student Achiever Awards – Emily Walsh (2019), Lorenzo Merriman (2018), Chelsea McKay (2017) and Kylie Evans (2010). Read more


  • We have 3 separate campuses: in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, in Narrabeen, and in the Sydney CBD. Read more
  • Our Manly campus is on the historic St Patrick’s Estate, built in 1889 as the first National Catholic Seminary in Australia. Read more
  • There are 9 beaches within walking distance of the Manly campus, including Manly Beach, rated by travel website TripAdvisor as the best beach in Australia. Read more
  • Sydney ranked 4th most desirable student city in the world. [13]
  • On-campus residential accommodation currently offers beds for 280 students, both on and off campus. Read more


  • In 2019, we worked with several corporate partners to award our students over $1.7 million in scholarships. Read more
  • We have over 1000 industry training partners. Read more

International College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • In 2002, we were a State Finalist in the NSW Training Awards for Small Training Provider of the Year
  • We won the 2001 NSW Training Award for Small Training Provider of the Year. Read more
  • In 1998, we won the Tourism Training Australia Award for International Training


[1] QILT Survey 2020,  ICMS’ graduate employment of 73.9% is better than both Australian National University (ANU) at 71.3% and the University of Melbourne, measured at 61.1%. ANU was ranked the top Australian University in the 2021 QS World University Rankings Survey, and the University of Melbourne was the top ranked Australian university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. Whilst ICMS was not part of either of the above ranking systems, it can be compared like for like with universities and colleges across the country in the QILT survey, which is funded by the Australian government. 
[3] QILT Survey 2019
[2] Internal Graduate Survey 2018.
[4] QILT Survey 2017
[5] QILT Survey 2017
[6] Graduates who are engaged in or available for work (in the workforce) and want to work. Those that stated they did not want a job were excluded from the results. Internal November Graduate Survey 2022
[7] QILT Survey 2021 
[8] NSW QILT Rankings 2020
[9] Kantar Millward Brown. Versus a set of key competitors based on n=46 leading industry brand partners of ICMS (from a list of 140 leading industry brand partners).
[10] QILT Survey 2018/19
[11] QILT Survey 2021
[12] QILT Survey 2021
[13] QS Best Student Cities, 2017