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Postgraduate Requirements

When applying for entry into a postgraduate degree at ICMS you will need to meet certain academic and English language profiency requirements.

On this page you will find the entry requirements for the following postgraduate courses:

Graduate Certificate of Business

Graduate Certificate of Business (Media and Marketing)

Graduate Certificate of Business (Tourism and Hospitality Marketing)

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:

Note:

Work experience as a basis for admission: applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a full Statement of Service for all work experience listed. The Statement must contain independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

  1. English Language Tests

*Indicates the midpoint of the iBT range
* Duolingo is only accepted until May 2023

English Language Test must be completed within 2 years prior to the date of commencement of the ICMS course to which the applicant applied.

  1. Prior tertiary study in the medium of English
    • Undertaking tertiary level studies (University or VET), of at least one year’s duration, within Australia in the last five (5) years
    • Undertaking study, of at least one year’s duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, undertaken within the last five (5) years

Graduate Certificate in Event Management

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:

Note:

Work experience as a basis for admission: applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a full Statement of Service for all work experience listed. The Statement must contain independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Event Management

  1. English Language Tests

*Indicates the midpoint of the iBT range
* Duolingo is only accepted until May 2023

English Language Test must be completed within 2 years prior to the date of commencement of the ICMS course to which the applicant applied.

  1. Prior tertiary study in the medium of English
    • Undertaking tertiary level studies (University or VET), of at least one year’s duration, within Australia in the last five (5) years
    • Undertaking study, of at least one year’s duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, undertaken within the last five (5) years

Master of International Business

Master of Management

Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality)

& Master of Event Management

Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Masters Courses

  1. English language tests

*Indicates the midpoint of the iBT range
* Duolingo is only accepted until May 2023

  1. Prior tertiary study in the medium of English
    • Undertaking tertiary level studies (University or VET), of at least one year’s duration, within Australia in the last five (5) years
    • Undertaking study, of at least one year’s duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, undertaken within the last five (5) yea

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) | Advanced Standing | Credit Transfer

Have you passed equivalent subjects elsewhere?

Also referred to as ‘recognition of prior learning (RPL) or ‘credit transfers’, advanced standing means that applicants who can demonstrate successful completion of equivalent subjects at a recognised institution may be eligible for credit towards study at ICMS. Exemptions are only granted for subjects studied at diploma or undergraduate level. Similarly, applicants who can demonstrate competence attained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience may also be eligible for advanced standing in an ICMS course.

Work and Life Experience

Don’t have the educational qualifications sufficient for an offer of admission into your chosen course, but have other relevant work and life skills and experience that make you a suitable candidate?

ICMS encourages lifelong learning and provides the opportunity to have students’ previous learning recognised for advanced standing in their course of study. The Institution is committed to ensuring fair, transparent and flexible advanced standing arrangements in order to award credit for prior learning while maintaining its commitment to ensure the integrity of learning outcomes. ICMS recognises the following forms of prior learning:

  • Formal learning is learning undertaken through a structured program of learning and assessment that leads to the full or partial attainment of a recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.
  • Informal learning is learning gained through work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike ‘formal’ and ‘non-formal’ learning, ‘informal learning’ is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
  • Non-formal learning is learning that is undertaken through a structured program of learning but does not lead to a formally recognised qualification.

How to Apply for Admission based on Work and Life Experience

Applicants, who are over 18 years of age, may be eligible for admission based on specific work and life experience.

Undergraduate applicants will need to present evidence of at least 2 years of full-time paid work experience. Graduate Certificate applicants will need to present evidence of at least 5 years of appropriate full-time managerial or professional work experience. This evidence must be well documented and include the following:

  • a CV/resume
  • at least two reference letters or statements of service
  • job descriptions; and
  • a completed Statement of Purpose form.

Statements of service or signed reference letters must be on company letterhead. If an applicant has been self-employed, they should supply a statement from their accountant, solicitor or tax agent.

However, it is not recommended that applicants just rely on work experience, and should consider supplementing it with the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). STAT is used by many institutions to help make informed decisions about offering places in their courses. STAT is usually undertaken by mature age and/or those without an ATAR. For non-school leavers, the Institution accepts results from the STAT multiple-choice test as an alternative means of entry, especially if you are also applying based on work experience. STAT score required for entry is 140.

Applicants may also wish to provide evidence of formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, which demonstrates a reasonable prospect of success in the course applied for.

All evidence provided by the applicant will be checked back to the source for authenticity.

 

View the Advanced Standing Policy or contact [email protected] for further information.