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General Information

International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

The following information is specific to domestic (Australian and New Zealand) applicants.

  • International undergraduate applicants should view admission requirements here.
  • Postgraduate students can view admission requirements here.

Campus Location


151 Darley Road, Manly NSW 2095

Domestic Tel: 1800 110 490 | International Tel: +61 (2) 9977 0333

City Campus

Level 4, 451 Pitt Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Domestic Tel: 1800 110 490 | International Tel: +61 (2) 9977 0333

Campus Tour Information

Our Student Advisors would be delighted to show you around and discuss your course options. Book here.

Important Dates

View O-week dates, start dates, graduation and scholarship ceremony dates here.

Contact Details

Contact us at any of our campuses, click here.

Admission Criteria

Applicants With Recent Secondary Education (Within The Past Two Years)

Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in any one of the following suggested equivalent subjects including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.

ICMS does not use selection ranks for admissions. Applicants are assessed on performance in individual HSC (or equivalent) subjects and prospective applicants may be contacted by ICMS to attend an interview.

If you do not meet these requirements, consider applying for a Diploma or another Pathway Program.

How To Apply

Bridging and enabling course entry

Aspire Institute offers the Australian Foundation Program for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for undergraduate courses.

Alternatively, prospective students who have completed four (4) non-award undergraduate subjects undertaken at Aspire Institute or a recognised tertiary institution may be considered for undergraduate courses.

Applicants With Higher Education Study

Applicants with higher education study may apply with a completed qualification OR a minimum for four (4) completed undergraduate subjects (an equivalent of 12 ICMS credit points or equivalent.)

Completed bridging or enabling courses

ICMS recognises enabling programs such as tertiary preparation programs offered by universities and other institutions for entry into undergraduate courses. Aspire Institute’s Australian Foundation Program is accepted by ICMS for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for undergraduate courses.

How To Apply

Applicants With Vocational Education And Training (VET) Study

Applicants who have already completed part of a VET course at another institution such as a public TAFE or a recognised VET provider may be considered for entry into a ICMS undergraduate course. Academic results partial or complete from any VET level study will be used as the basis for selection.

Advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) for recently completed VET studies may be granted for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content, for example: Certificate IV Successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification (under the AQF) or it’s equivalent.

Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.

How To Apply

Applicants With Work and Life Experience

(Finished secondary education more than two years ago)

Applicants, who are over 18 years of age, may be eligible for admission based on work experience. Applicants with work and life experience must demonstrate ability to undertake study at the bachelor degree level by providing:

Evidence of relevant work experience such as CV/resume with at least two reference letters. Please include: length and mode of employment; description of job role and responsibilities; one or more references on company letterheads; reference contact details.


Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success.

If an applicant has been self-employed, they should supply a statement from their accountant, solicitor or tax agent.

However, it is not recommended that applicants rely solely on work experience; they should consider supplementing it with the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT).

How To Apply

Other Admission Options

ICMS supports participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. To that end ICMS welcome applications from those with challenging circumstances. Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicants character. These applications will be assessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on a case-by-case basis.

At-school offer schemes available include:

​Interstate year 12

Australian interstate applicants will have achieved entry for ICMS Bachelor courses if they have achieved an equivalent of the NSW HSC with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in any of the suggested equivalent subjects, including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.

UAC interstate application information:

Special Entry Pathway (exceptional circumstances)

Criteria for admission

Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission.

Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation for example, a medical practitioner’s report. Admission will be determined on a case by case basis by the DVC (Learning and Teaching).

Applicants with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background

Criteria for admission

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants can apply with either recent secondary education, VET study and/or work and life experience pathway as described earlier in the Admissions Guidebook. Applicants must also provide “Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Heritage” at the time of their application (or at their interview).

Domestic Applicants with Overseas Qualifications

Domestic applicants who have overseas qualifications are assessed using ICMS international requirements as found in the entry requirements by country section here.

English Language Proficiency

Australian Year 12 students must submit a performance band of no less than 2 in English.

English proficiency assessments must be completed no longer than two (2) years prior to commencement or one (1) year prior to commencement for applicants studying/residing in a non-English speaking environment. Applicants may sit an ICMS English proficiency test for purposes of entry. Available upon request. Additional English entry requirements that are commonly accepted can be viewed here.

Additional admission criteria for international students: IELTS 6 overall (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in Writing and Speaking


Student Profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on all students who commenced undergraduate study in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

Notes: ‘<5’ – the number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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