Postgraduate Requirements

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

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

Academic Requirements for:

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 Requirements for:

Graduate Certificate of Business

  1. English Language Tests

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

Academic Requirements

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 Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Event Management

  1. English Language Tests

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)

Academic Requirements

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

English Requirements for Masters Courses

  1. English language tests
  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 Event Management

Academic Requirements

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

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

  1. English Language Tests
  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

Advanced standing / Recognition Of prior learning (Rpl) / 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.

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 strcutured program of learning but does not lead to a formally recognised qualification.

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