Postgraduate Requirements

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

Graduate Certificate of Business

Academic requirements

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

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
A Successful completion of a bachelor degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent
B Successful completion of an overseas higher education course of at least three years duration (minimum AQF Level 6 or equivalent), with a minimum credit grade average.
C At least five (5) years appropriate full-time managerial or professional experience.
Applicants must demonstrate a recognisable level of responsibility as part of their work experience. Position accountability in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management or other relevant supervisory experience should be evident in the applicant's work history. While senior levels of volunteer experience may be considered, normally the majority of the work should be in a paid, full-time capacity.
D Successful completion of at least two award or at least two non-award subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

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 Minimum Result Required
IELTS (academic) Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5
TOEFL i-BT Overall 69; Writing 19; Speaking 17
Pearson (academic) Overall 50; Writing 42; Speaking 42
Common European Framework (CEFR) B2
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
English Assessment administered by the ICMS A satisfactory score ICMS indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study

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:

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
A Successful completion of an undergaduate bachelor degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent as recognised by the Australian Government's qualifications recognition tool).
B Successful completion of a four-year international degree (recognised minimum equivalent to an AQF 6 by the Australian Government's qualifications tool) with a GPA of 2.5 (4-point scale) or higher.
C Successful completion of a recognised (by the Australian Government's qualifactions recognistion tool) diploma or advanced diploma together with at least 4 years relevent full-time work experience.
C At least five (5) years appropriate full-time managerial or professional experience.
D Successful completion of at least two (2) non-award postgraduate subjects with an overall GPA of at least 2.5; (where the GPA is caculated over all attempts including fail grades).

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 Minimum Result Required
IELTS (academic) Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5
TOEFL i-BT Overall 69; Writing 19; Speaking 17
Pearson (academic) Overall 50; Writing 42; Speaking 42
Common European Framework (CEFR) B2
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
English Assessment administered by the ICMS A satisfactory score ICMS indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study

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:

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
A Successful completion of a bachelor degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
B Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
C Successful completion of at least four (4) award, or non-award, postgraduate subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
D Successful completion of an approved Postgraduate Qualifying Program from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

English Requirements for Masters courses

  1. English Language Tests
English Language Test Minimum Result Required
IELTS (academic) Overall 6.5; Writing 6.0; Speaking 6.0
TOEFL i-BT Overall 79; Writing 21; Speaking 18
Pearson (academic) Pearson (academic): Overall 58; Writing 51; Speaking 51
Common European Framework (CEFR) C1
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Overall 180; Writing 180; Speaking 180
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall 176; Writing 169; Speaking 169
English Assessment administered by the ICMS A satisfactory score ICMS indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study
  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:
A Successful completion of a bachelor degree (or equivalent as recognised by the Australian Government's qualifications recognition tool) in any discipline. 
B Successful completion of a diploma or associate degree qualification (or equivalent as recognised by the Australian Government's qualifications recognition tool) and 4 years of relevant management experience. 
C Successful completion of at least five (5) appropriate full-time managerial or porfessional experience.

English Requirements for Masters courses

    1. English Language Tests
    English Language Test Minimum Result Required
    IELTS (academic) Overall 6.5; Writing 6.0; Speaking 6.0
    TOEFL i-BT Overall 79; Writing 21; Speaking 18
    Pearson (academic) Pearson (academic): Overall 58; Writing 51; Speaking 51
    Common European Framework (CEFR) C1
    Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Overall 180; Writing 180; Speaking 180
    Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall 176; Writing 169; Speaking 169
    English Assessment administered by the ICMS A satisfactory score ICMS indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study

     

    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.