International College of Management, Sydney

About the International College of Management, Sydney

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is an award-winning higher education institution located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW, Australia. The college, founded in 1996, is a leader in career-focused, quality education where 90% of graduates are employed in their field before graduation*.

With sweeping views over Manly Beach, the iconic sandstone ‘castle on the hill’ offers a spectacular campus location that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.

ICMS offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are regulated and recognised in the same manner as all public universities in Australia. All courses allow flexibility to follow your individual strengths and passions. 

The ICMS applied learning and teaching philosophy delivers a student experience that is both relevant and contemporary to the workplace. ICMS academic faculty educators have extensive industry experience, high-level qualifications and a passion for teaching.

Strongly endorsed and supported by industry, the ICMS Industry Training program is key to the success of ICMS students - with work placements of up to 9 months built into all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Our network of industry partners includes leading organisations in Australia and globally who work with our placement team to provide students with invaluable industry insight and experience. In addition, with the support of these partners, ICMS awards multiple high value scholarships as part of the ICMS Scholarships Program.

ICMS offers everything that a traditional university could provide such as sporting teams, student clubs, campus facilities and on-campus accommodation, but at ICMS you’ll get the attention and learning support to really succeed in your studies. With over 1,800 students from more than 40 countries, it’s a social and supportive student community in which you will enjoy a diverse and personalised learning experience.

ICMS offers pathway programs through Aspire Institute and the International Sport College Australia (ISCA).

*Internal Graduate Survey 2018

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

ICMS will contact you at the time of offer with acceptance procedures and deadlines.

ADVANCED STANDING

Applicants who can demonstrate successful completion of equivalent subjects [units of study] (including industry training) at a recognised higher education provider may be eligible for credit towards an ICMS course. Applications for advanced standing must be made directly to ICMS and include certified copies of full academic transcripts and official copies of the curriculum for courses completed.

ENROLMENT

An enrolment session for new students will be held during the orientation week of each intake. You will be contacted by ICMS at the time of offer with enrolment session details.

ORIENTATION

Orientation Week (O-Week) is held in the week prior to each academic intake and is filled with important information sessions and social events. These are some of the things you’ll do in O-Week:

  • get to know the College and local area
  • meet other students and start your ICMS social life
  • find out more about your program from our academic team
  • prepare for an exciting and busy term at ICMS.

To find out more about O-Week, visit the Future Students section of the ICMS website.

DEFERMENT

Students may apply for deferment after accepting their offer. Deferment instructions and options will be provided at the time of offer. An offer for a High Academic Place (HAP) cannot be deferred.

International Year 12 applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will receive their offer by email. In order to secure your place in the course, follow the instructions in the email.

ENROLMENT

Students who receive an offer to ICMS are required to attend an enrolment session held during Orientation Week of their term of commencement. Enrolment session dates and details will be provided upon acceptance of offer.

ORIENTATION

Orientation Week (O-Week) is held in the week prior to each academic intake and is filled with important information sessions and social events. These are some of the things you’ll do in O-Week:

  • get to know the College and local area
  • meet other students and start your ICMS social life
  • find out more about your program from our academic team
  • prepare for an exciting and busy term at ICMS.

To find out more about O-Week visit the Future Students section of the website.

DEFERMENT

Deferment may be available upon request. Deferment instructions and options will be provided at the time of offer.

Postgraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

ICMS will provide successful applicants with full details of acceptance procedures and deadlines.

ADVANCED STANDING

Applicants who can demonstrate successful completion of equivalent postgraduate units of study at a recognised university or college may be eligible for credit towards a program of study at ICMS. Applications for advanced standing must be made directly to ICMS and must include certified copies of full academic transcript and official copies of the curriculum for the course of study undertaken by the applicant.

ENROLMENT AND ORIENTATION

An enrolment session for students will be held during the orientation of each intake. You will be contacted by ICMS at the time of offer with enrolment and orientation session details.

DEFERMENT

Deferment may be available upon request. Deferment instructions and options will be provided at the time of offer.

Campus information

Locations

NORTHERN BEACHES CAMPUS

151 Darley Road, Manly NSW

Fondly known as 'the castle on the hill' (where the Hollywood blockbuster The Great Gatsby was filmed), the ICMS campus is a Sydney landmark dating back to the 19th century. The iconic sandstone building is the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. With its Gothic style and romantic central bell tower, the ICMS main campus holds a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. The entire estate covers 20 hectares of parkland.

ICMS is a five-minute walk to famous Manly beach and Manly's village, well known for its shopping precinct, cafés, restaurants and beachside lifestyle. A few minutes’ walk in the other direction will lead you to the foreshores of the harbour. ICMS is also close enough to Sydney city — 17 minutes by fast ferry from Manly Wharf.

On-campus facilities include computer laboratories, tennis and basketball courts, café, bar and restaurant. Free wireless internet is available throughout the campus buildings.

ESPLANADE CAMPUS

Levels 1 & 2, 46-48 East Esplanade, Manly NSW

The Esplanade campus is run by Aspire Institute, ICMS’ pathway provider and is superbly located, overlooking the harbour on East Esplanade in Manly. This campus is in the heart of Manly's CBD, well known for its shopping precinct, cafés, restaurants and beachside lifestyle and is located 100m from the Wharf and bus stop.

CITY CAMPUS

Level 4, 451 Pitt Street, Haymarket NSW

Select undergraduate and postgraduate subjects are offered at the ICMS City Campus. This is a contemporary executive education centre within a vibrant and innovative learning environment. 

ISCA CAMPUS

Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen NSW

Students of the International Sport College Australia will attend their campus located at the Sydney Academy of Sport. The campus is also home to NRL club Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the facility has also hosted numerous Olympic programs including the Australian men’s and women’s national Rugby 7s programs.

To find out more about our campuses, visit the ICMS website.

Student and campus services

ICMS has extensive support programs in place to care for student’s academic and overall wellbeing. A sense of wellbeing is essential to a student's learning and development, and critical to academic success. That's why ICMS is not only committed to supporting our students' academic success but also a student's physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. ICMS’s range of student support services include counselling, chaplaincy, academic assistance and learning support.

General facilities on campus include a library, computer laboratories, syndicate rooms, as well as sporting and recreation facilities such as tennis and basketball courts.

Dining facilities include a café, bar, and a restaurant open to the public called the ICMS Grand Dining Room.

Free wireless internet is available throughout the buildings of ICMS including classrooms and accommodation.

For more information on ICMS student and campus services visit the ICMS website or contact ICMS Student Advisors on 1800 110 490 or email start@icms.edu.au.

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTRE

The ICMS Student Success Centre (SSC) provides free support services to help you excel in your studies, and offers:

  • academic and study skills support
  • English language support
  • numeracy support
  • wellness support
  • special academic needs support
  • Studiosity: 24 hour online academic support
  • a supportive team
  • a warm and friendly atmosphere

PEER ASSISTED LEARNING (PALS)

ICMS offers additional tutoring and mentoring services delivered by fellow students. This is an optional service available to students seeking extra support in certain subjects.

LIBRARY

The library (Pollard Resource Centre) provides access to a variety of resources to help you with your study and research needs, including textbooks, e-books, e-journals and a variety of online databases. The Library also provides research assistance to students and has 15 computers, plus desks and study areas.

STUDENT LIFE, SPORT AND RECREATION

ICMS is a supportive community in which you will enjoy vibrant and fulfilling student life. ICMS' dedicated Student Experience team works with the Student Representative Council (SRC) to plan social and cultural events throughout each term. You can also get involved in student-led clubs and societies such as the Melody Music Club, the Scandinavian Association, Rotaract and the Asian Students Association.

Sport and recreation is a big part of the ICMS experience. On-campus sporting facilities include tennis and basketball courts and an outdoor gym. Weekly on-campus sports activities/competitions include tennis, zumba, boot camp, volleyball, basketball and futsal. The College also has teams in external rugby, surfing and netball tournaments.

With nine beautiful beaches within walking distance of the ICMS campus in Manly, and Manly Beach itself having been rated by TripAdvisor as the Best Beach in Australia (2018), ICMS students really experience a coastal lifestyle while meeting people and making friends.  

SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The institution supports the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of the College community and the right to study on an equitable basis in an environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. The institution’s commitment is outlined in its disability policy. 

Accommodation

ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Campus living is an ideal way to make the most of ICMS’ spectacular location. Moran House and Kelly House offer students living on campus a fantastic lifestyle with all meals provided, 24-hour access to computer labs and sporting facilities, as well as the luxury of being close to classes and the world famous Manly Beach.

Residential fees include accommodation and meals for the trimester (undergraduate) or semester (postgraduate). Rooms are equipped with a desk, wardrobe, heating and wireless internet. All linen is provided and rooms are serviced once a week. Each floor is equipped with a kitchenette, common showers, toilets and ironing facilities.

You will also receive support from the Resident Assistants, senior ICMS student leaders who live on campus. 

OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

ICMS off-campus accommodation provides students with the perfect balance of independence while still enjoying all the benefits of a college-managed residence. It's a great way to enjoy student life while also making a step into life beyond lectures.

Claremount Beach House, at 68-70 Pittwater Road, Manly, is a 24-bed residence offering a variety of options for students from shared to single rooms. The residence is in the heart of Manly, close to the world famous Manly beach, transport, ATMs, supermarkets, banks, cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Students will be able to enjoy a barbeque, play games or chill in one of four courtyards. Meals are self-catered in a fully-functional shared kitchen and students take care of their own laundry with washers and dryers provided.

Safety and security is a priority with restricted access, a manager in residence, and CCTV. The facility is non-smoking.

For further information on ICMS accommodation, visit the ICMS website.

Exchange programs

If you love travel, ICMS offers you some amazing opportunities to gain an international study experience while studying your degree. Through the ICMS exchange program you can study at one of our partner universities in the USA. It’s a great way to get some international experience on your resume, make new friends, enhance your personal development, and learn about another culture.

You can choose from a wide range of courses offered, many of which may not be offered at ICMS. Regardless of what you’re studying, there is an exchange program to suit you. As exchange is part of your degree, it does not add time onto your program. You remain enrolled full time at ICMS and at the end of your exchange, your studies overseas may be credited towards your degree. If you are on exchange you won’t be required to pay tuition fees to your host university, making exchange both time and cost effective. 

To learn more about exchange programs, visit the ICMS website.

Industry training

At ICMS we believe that the best learning experience combines practical real-world experience with a strong academic foundation. All ICMS bachelor degrees and master programs include Industry Training — a work placement component. At ICMS our undergraduates work within their chosen industry for up to nine months, giving our students a distinct edge over other graduates.

ICMS has an impressive network of over 1000 industry partners, including leading organisations in Australia and globally. Our partners provide invaluable industry insight and experience to help shape your qualifications and ensure you are exposed to industry best practice. When you study with us, you will learn directly from the best in the business through your industry training experience, on-site visits and guest lectures.

The duration and timing of your industry training varies depending on your study area and level — up to 1,200 hours for bachelor students and up to 600 hours for master and diploma students. As an integral part of your program, industry training will not add any further time to your course.

The Pre-Placement Program includes resume development and interview practice and is delivered by our dedicated team of facilitators from our Industry Training Office. We prepare you for industry success. Visit the ICMS website to learn more about our Industry Training Program

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

ICMS tuition fees are paid on a per subject basis. You are eligible for FEE-HELP, which allows you to defer all or part of your tuition fees, if you are:

  • an Australian citizen and meet the residency requirements, or
  • a holder of a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV), or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Fees are reviewed annually. To find out more, visit the ICMS website.

International applicants

The fees payable upon acceptance of offer must be paid before ICMS will issue a student with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Fees are then invoiced each trimester. Course fees only cover the cost of your tuition — they do not include other expenses associated with study at ICMS such as accommodation, books, equipment and living expenses. 

Your Letter of Offer will list the fees payable, including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover. The tuition fee must be paid in advance for each trimester or teaching period. Fees are reviewed annually. To find out more about course fees and fees policy, visit the ICMS website

Postgraduate applicants

ICMS tuition fees are paid on a per subject basis. You are eligible for FEE-HELP, which allows you to defer all or part of your tuition fees, if you are:

  • an Australian citizen and meet the residency requirements, or
  • a holder of a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV), or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

International students should refer to 'International applicants' above.

For the latest information on loan and government scholarship assistance details, visit the Australian Government's Study Assist website.

International students

Your stay in Australia

LIVING EXPENSES

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. 

Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

For more information, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

WORKING WHILE STUDYING

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work are included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies. Applications for work visas can only be submitted after you have arrived in Australia and started your classes. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students. 

To find out more, visit the Australian Government's Study in Australia website

STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period that you will be under 18 years of age while in Australia. 

To find out more about Australian Government requirements, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

STUDENT SUPPORT

ICMS remains committed to the academic success and emotional wellbeing of its students. The College has an extensive range of professional support networks in place. These professionals cater for our College's diverse range of cultures and ages. 

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTRE

The ICMS Student Success Centre (SSC) provides free support services to help you excel in your studies, and offers:

  • academic and study skills support
  • English language support
  • numeracy support
  • wellness support
  • special academic needs support
  • Studiosity: 24 hour online academic support
  • a supportive team
  • a warm and friendly atmosphere

PEER ASSISTED LEARNING (PALS)

ICMS offers additional tutoring and mentoring services delivered by fellow students. This is an optional service available to students seeking extra support in certain subjects.

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance for international students to help with the costs of medical and hospital care which may be required in Australia. OSHC does not cover dental treatment. 

ICMS’ preferred provider is Allianz Global Assistance. Commencing students seeking to use any other OSHC provider must purchase OSHC directly from their chosen provider as ICMS only accepts payment for Allianz Global Assistance.

The Australian Government requires all* international students on a student visa and their dependants to purchase an approved policy from an Australian registered health fund for the duration of their visas. OSHC is not included in tuition fees.

*Check with the Department of Home Affairs to find out if special arrangements apply to you and if you are exempt from the requirement to purchase OSHC.

To find out more, visit the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website.

Postgraduate students

International fee-paying students must apply directly to ICMS. To find out more, visit the ICMS website.