Professional Attire

Our dedication to professionalism begins when you first walk on campus. As management specialists we deliver and expect high standards of professionalism across our ICMS community. This helps us preserve our reputation as a college that produces highly skilled management graduates. Our students dress in business attire when they come to class. Impressions are important in the workforce and this is just one of several ways that we train you for your management career. As part of our Professional Performance Program, we have straightforward business attire guidelines and supportive staff who can provide advice. It’s all part of preparing you for your future career.

General guidelines

  • Ensure that your business attire is clean, ironed and worn correctly
  • Hair should be of natural colour, neat, tidy and always kept off the face
  • Blouses and shirts must be tucked in at all times
  • Name badge must be worn at all times on the left lapel of jacket
  • College pins, if worn, must be worn on the right lapel of jacket
  • Shoes worn must be in good condition
  • Fingernails should be clean and trimmed
  • Accessories and jewellery should be kept to a minimum
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn inside any buildings at ICMS

When business attire is required

Full business attire is to be worn:

  • In all front of house areas Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm
  • While in a scheduled class and exams (irrespective of the day of the week)
  • When undertaking an academic activity in applied subjects
  • On college excursions
  • During ICMS open days

Guidelines for men

Business attire includes:

  • Full business suit – coordinated jacket and trousers
  • Business shirt – collared, long or short sleeved
  • Tie
  • Leather belt – colour to match shoes
  • Enclosed business shoes
  • Facial hair must be clean shaven or neat and trimmed, hair to be short or tied back

Guidelines for women

Business attire includes:

  • Full business suit (business jacket worn with a coordinated business skirt, pants or dress)
  • Business Skirts/dresses should be no more than 5cm (two inches) above the knee
  • Professional business shirt or top
  • Enclosed business leather shoes
  • Makeup should be minimal and natural

Guidelines for back of house

For Back of House areas (Courtyard Cafe, Market Place and Head Office):

  • Smart casual attire is required, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • Footwear is required at all times
  • No inappropriate clothes are to be worn – this includes singlets, sleepwear and swimwear

For more information, please visit our Policy Library here.