Your step-by-step application guide
Step 1: Choose your course and Check you meet the Admission Criteria
Find out which of our ICMS degrees and diplomas are the right fit for you. Consider your interests, career goals, and the level of qualification you wish to attain.
Step 2: Explore your entry options and apply
If this is your first degree, then you are an undergraduate student. At ICMS we believe that attitude and ambition are not always measurable by your ATAR. Our Direct Application option is based on an application interview and your performance in individual HSC subjects (or equivalent) related to your degree, not your ATAR. Tuition fees can be covered by FEE-Help (Australian citizens only).
Postgraduate study is for students who have already graduated from a Bachelor degree or equivalent and would like to undertake further study. Make sure you meet the postgraduate entry requirements and submit your application directly with ICMS.
We recommend that you apply directly with ICMS and also through UAC. One of the best reasons to apply via UAC is that you may be considered for an ICMS High Academic Place (HAP), which could mean that part of your tuition fee is subsidised by ICMS. These places reward your hard work in the HSC (or equivalent) and are awarded on the basis of an application interview and your ATAR (or equivalent). Read more on HAPs.
Step 3: Attend your personal application interview
We encourage our students to be brave and ambitious. We interview all applicants to ensure that you are committed to a successful career as a management professional. Your interview will be one-on-one with an ICMS staff member and will take approximately 20 minutes. It’s not a test! We want to get to know you and this is our way of recognising that there are other important factors besides academic results, such as enthusiasm for your course, that will determine your success at ICMS. We’ll contact you about your interview once we receive your application.
Step 4: Accept your offer
After your interview we will assess your application and issue you an official Letter of Offer. To secure your place at ICMS you’ll need to accept your offer. Simply follow the instructions in your offer pack.
Step 6: Come to Orientation Week and enrol in classes
Welcome to ICMS! Now you’re ready to start life as an ICMS student. Come along to O-Week, enrol in your classes, explore the campus, meet your classmates and enjoy all the fun.
When to apply
For undergraduate courses, ICMS has three trimesters per year (February, May and September) and you can start your qualification in any of these trimesters. For postgraduate courses, ICMS has three intakes per year (February, July and October). Applications should be made at least two months prior to the preferred enrolment date. Late applications are accepted, however places at the College are limited.
High Academic Places (HAP)
Hard work deserves to be rewarded and our High Academic Places (HAPs) will mean that some of your tuition fees could be subsidised by ICMS.
To stand the best chance of being eligible for a HAP, we recommend that you apply directly with ICMS and also through Universities Admission Centre (UAC), These places are awarded on the basis of an application interview and your ATAR (or equivalent).
ICMS HAPs are only available for domestic undergraduate students who intended to start in the February intake. HAPs cannot be deferred. To be eligible, you must apply through the UAC and include your chosen ICMS course(s) as your highest possible preference. All UAC applicants will be considered for an ICMS HAP, you do not need to make a special application. (HAPs should not be confused with scholarships).
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 structured program of learning but does not lead to a formally recognised qualification.