Your step-by-step application guide
To become an ICMS student, follow the seven steps below.
Step 1: Choose your course
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: Check the entry requirements
All ICMS degrees have academic and English language entry requirements. Review our list of entry requirements. If you find you don’t meet the entry requirements, there are other study opportunities through Aspire Institute which provides pathways for you to become an ICMS student.
Step 3: Submit an application
Complete and submit the online application form at least two months prior to your intended start date. Alternatively, you can apply through an education agent. Make sure you complete your application carefully and include all supporting information including proof of English language proficiency and academic transcripts. This will ensure there are no delays in the process. If you are eligible for streamlined visa processing (SVP), you may be required to submit additional documentation.
Step 4: Accept your offer
Once ICMS receives and processes your application, if successful, you’ll receive a Letter of Offer. Sign and return your offer to ICMS along with payment of your commencement fee. Upon successful assessment you will be asked to submit the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) Request Form to our Admissions Office with evidence of your payment to receive the CoE. You can then apply for your visa.
Step 5: Apply for your visa
All international students require a student visa to come to Australia to study. For information on how to apply for your visa visit the Department of Home Affairs.
Step 6: Book your accommodation
ICMS can offer students the choice of a varierty of on and off campus accommodation options. View accommodation options.
Step 7: Come to Orientation Week and enrol in classes
Now you’re ready to start life as an ICMS student! Come along to Orientation Week, enrol in your classes, meet your classmates and enjoy all the fun.
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 three months prior to the preferred enrolment date. Late applications are accepted, however places at the College are limited.
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.