To become an ICMS student, follow the 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
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to allow plenty of time to organise your Australian Student Visa to study at ICMS. You may complete and submit the online application form directly to ICMS. Alternatively, you can apply through an education agent. Make sure you complete your application carefully as incomplete applications will result in delays in processing.
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.
Applicants will not be allowed to arrive and start their course any later than Wednesday of the second week class (or Monday of the second week for some courses) as determined by the Registrar.
Step 4: Supporting documentation
All applicants require supporting documents to be submitted.
Supporting documentation may include:
Step 5: Application outcome
Once ICMS receives and processes your application you will receive an outcome within two working days. That outcome may be one of the following;
Step 6: Accept your offer.
This institute participates in the Streamlined Visa Processing(SVP) program established by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The institution must ensure international applicants are Genuine Students(GS) and Genuine Temporary Entrants (GTE).
A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will only be issued upon meeting the following:
You may also be required to attend an interview with an ICMS country representative.
Step 7: 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 8: Get your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a number issued to students by the Australian government. The USI is required to obtain your qualification. It’s free and easy to create your USI and once created, you have it for life. Create your USI
Step 9: Book your accommodation
ICMS can offer students the choice of a variety of on and off campus accomodation options. View accommodation options.
Step 10: 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.
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.
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:
View the Advanced Standing Policy
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