Australian and New Zealand applicants

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

Options include: 


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 or who have applicable experience, for example 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.

You are required to provide the following documentation to be eligible for admission to ICMS:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Birth Certificate or passport

If you are applying for Advanced Standing (Recognition of Prior Learning) you will also need to provide the following;

  • Subject descriptions

You may also be requested to supply any of the following;

  • Resume
  • Supporting references
  • Statement of purpose

Remember that places are limited so we recommend applying before O-week to avoid disappointment. Please note that you are able to apply at any stage and do not require supporting documentation to receive a conditional offer. You can reserve your place at ICMS by accepting your conditional offer.


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 academic performance in the HSC or equivalent. They are only available for Undergraduate Domestic students applying for the February intake. Read more on HAPs



Step 3

You can add weight to your application by attending a personal Application Interview.

All undergraduate applicants based in Australia and New Zealand, are invited to come along to our campus, have a look around and attend an interview with one of our friendly Student Advisors. Your Application Interview allows us to get to know you as a person, ask you about your career goals, and find out why you've chosen your study path. It also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and get to know us.

If you can't make it to our campus, telephonic interviews are possible too. 

Step 4

Accept your Offer

To secure your place at ICMS you’ll need to accept your offer. Simply follow the instructions in your offer letter.

Direct Applicants

If you receive an unconditional Letter of Offer directly from ICMS, you are asked to send through your signed Acceptance of Offer and Written Agreement (page 4 of the Offer) to [email protected].  Alternatively, offers can be accepted online at Accept Your Offer.

Upon receipt of your signed Acceptance of Offer and Written Agreement you will receive your acceptance via email within two working days.

If you receive an conditional Letter of Offer directly from ICMS, you are required to submit final results before your acceptance is finalised*. However, you can reserve your place by sending through your signed Acceptance of Offer and Written Agreement (page 4 of the Offer) to [email protected].  Alternatively, offers can be accepted online at Accept Your Offer.

*You must meet the ICMS entry requirements to be eligible for acceptance. 

UAC Applicants

ICMS will contact you with instructions on how to accept within 24 hours of receiving your offer from UAC. Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Step 5

Book your accommodation

If you intend to live on-campus at ICMS you’ll need to book a room. Make your online accommodation booking early as places are limited.

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.

High Academic Places (HAPs)

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 academic performance in your HSC (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).

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

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:

  • 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.

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