Your step-by-step application guide
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.
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.
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:
- Academic transcripts and testamurs/completion certificates;
- Proof of English language proficiency;
- Copy of passport or birth certificate;
- official translations for documents not issued in English. Translators in Australia must be certified by the National Accerditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI);
- additional documents required for Advanced Standing application;
- Other documents as requested by the Institution.
Step 5: Application outcome
Once ICMS recieves and processes your application you will receive an outcome within two working days. That outcome may be one of the following;
- Letter of Offer;
- Conditional Letter of Offer detailing the conditions that are required to be met before a full offer can be issued;
- Further documentation required before decision can be made; or
- Rejection of application.
Step 6: Accept your offer.
This institute particiaptes 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 Letter of Acceptance and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will only be issued upon meeting the following:
- Satisfying conditions of entry;
- Signed and dated Acceptance of Offer and Written Agreement;
- Completion of the required sections in the GTE form while meeting the Genuine Student (GS) and Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements;
- Completed CoE Requested Form; and
- Applicable deposit fees paid.
You are then able to apply for your student visa.
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: Book your accommodation
ICMS can offer students the choice of a variety of on and off campus accomodation options. View accommodation options.
Step 9: 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.
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.