International College of Management, Sydney

Admission criteria and entry schemes

Admission criteria are the minimum qualifications you need before you can be selected for admission to a course of study. 

ICMS has a holistic approach to assessing your application, including an application interview, your individual Year 12 subject results and, for High Academic Places, your ATAR. All applicants will be considered for two types of places at ICMS.

Undergraduate applicants

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12 STUDENTS

Applicants for bachelor degrees must complete the NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in any 2 units of English and any of the suggested equivalent subjects including any 2 units of mathematics, business studies, economics, chemistry, physics, biology, investigating science, legal studies, financial services or business services.

Applicants for diploma courses must complete the NSW HSC (or equivalent) with Band 2 or above in any 2 units of English. Applicants with documented work experience and/or completion of a Certificate IV qualification (or equivalent) will be considered for entry.

For additional information on domestic undergraduate admission criteria, visit the ICMS website.

SELECTION RANK ADJUSTMENTS

EQUITY ADJUSTMENTS

ICMS has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage due to circumstances beyond their control or choosing, which has seriously affected their educational performance. A long-term educational disadvantage should normally be experienced for a period of at least six months. ICMS EAS applications are made centrally through UAC.

How Educational Access Schemes work.

ICMS HIGH ACADEMIC PLACE (HAP)

Obtaining a High Academic Places (HAP) means part of your tuition fees are subsidised by the institution. Eligibility for an ICMS HAP is available to those applying through UAC and will be assessed on the basis of the outcome from the admissions application interview, in combination with the ATAR. Standard admission criteria still apply for purposes of entry. HAPs are applicable to the trimester specified in the offer only.

ICMS OFFERS

Qualified students who are not offered a HAP are eligible for a place to study at ICMS. FEE-HELP is available to cover the full cost of your tuition. In addition to your application interview, ICMS will consider achievement in your Year 12 subjects or equivalent.

All students are considered for entry on the basis of:

  • achievement in your Year 12 subjects
  • performance in an application interview.

OTHER ADMISSION OPTIONS

SCHOOLS RECOMMENDATION SCHEMES

ICMS participates in the Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS), which are processed centrally through UAC. SRS allows current Year 12 students to receive early offers of admission. SRS aims to assist entry to ICMS using a wide range of selection criteria other than the ATAR. These include school recommendations and senior secondary studies.

How Schools Recommendation Schemes work.

ICMS EARLY ENTRY PROGRAM

ICMS has an Early Entry Program for Year 12 students looking to secure an offer to ICMS based on performance in their Year 12 trial exams and an interview.

Apply for the ICMS Early Entry Program.

ELITE ATHLETE AND PERFORMER PROGRAM

The Elite Athlete and Performer Entry Program provides consideration for students whose sport or performing arts commitments have impacted their studies. To be considered an elite athlete, you must have represented your school or state at national level competition during Years 11 and/or 12. To be considered an elite performer, you must have performed in extended or significant productions during Years 11 and/or 12. Applications close 14 September 2019.

Apply for the Elite Athlete and Performer Entry Program

LEADERSHIP ENTRY PROGRAM

The Leadership Entry Program provides consideration for applicants who have demonstrated significant leadership in their school and/or community. Applicants must currently be completing Year 12 studies and are a school captain/vice-captain, prefect or student representative council president/vice-president or member. In addition, ICMS seeks applications from students who have demonstrated leadership through their involvement with community organisations and clubs. 

Apply for the Leadership Entry Program.

LIMITED ATAR

Under certain circumstances you may be admitted based on a Limited ATAR.

INTERNATIONAL SPORT COLLEGE AUSTRALIA PATHWAY (ISCA) 

For students who would like to maintain their sports training whilst working towards a qualification, an ISCA diploma presents students with an opportunity to achieve sporting and academic success, and seek further pathways into higher education. The ISCA pathway program is ideal for students whose sporting commitments may have impacted their studies. An ISCA diploma provides subject credits needed for articulation to the second year of an equivalent bachelor degree at ICMS.

To find out more, visit the ISCA website.

ASPIRE INSTITUTE PATHWAYS

If you do not meet our bachelor degree admission criteria you may be eligible to receive an offer for a pathway program delivered through Aspire Institute. 

Aspire Institute diploma courses provide a direct pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree at ICMS. Successful completion of a pathway through Aspire Institute is equivalent to the first year of the corresponding ICMS bachelor degree.

With the trimester system, you will be able to complete both your pathway and bachelor degree within three years. As a pathway student, you will have access to all ICMS on-campus facilities and support services. 

For more information on Aspire Institute pathways, visit the ICMS website.

CRITERIA THAT MAY APPLY IN ADDITION TO ATAR

APPLICATION INTERVIEW

Students may be required to attend an interview, which will take place on the following days:

  • Sunday 10 November 2019
  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Sunday 1 December 2019.

Register for an interview.

For further information or to enquire about an alternative interview date, email ICMS.

Applicants with higher education study

If you have undertaken tertiary studies you will be considered for selection based on your overall academic record, both secondary and tertiary. Applicants who have completed tertiary studies but who have not gained a Year 12 qualification will be considered.

COMPLETED ENABLING COURSES

Students can be considered on the basis of performance at an interview plus completion of the pathway programs at Aspire Institute.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Students can be considered on the basis of performance at an interview plus completion of a recognised Certificate IV qualification or equivalent.

Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than 2 years ago)

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Students can be considered on the basis of performance at an interview plus at least 12 months of full-time work.

SPECIAL TERTIARY ADMISSIONS TEST

Students can be considered on the basis of performance at an interview plus completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – Multiple Choice.

ENABLING COURSE OPTIONS

If you do not meet our bachelor degree admission criteria you may be eligible to receive an offer for a pathway program delivered through Aspire Institute. 

Aspire Institute diploma courses provide a direct pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree at ICMS. Successful completion of a pathway through Aspire Institute is equivalent to the first year of the corresponding ICMS bachelor degree.

With the trimester system, you will be able to complete both your pathway and bachelor degree within three years. As a pathway student, you will have access to all ICMS on-campus facilities and support services. 

For more information on Aspire Institute pathways, visit the ICMS website.

Applicants with overseas qualifications

There are commonly accepted overseas secondary qualifications that ICMS may take into consideration. Check your qualificationContact ICMS to discuss eligibility for admission before submitting an application to UAC.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia with overseas qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

ICMS is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to succeed in higher education. All applicants are encouraged to apply directly to ICMS. 

International Year 12 applicants

General requirements

As an international student completing one of the following qualifications, you may apply for admission through UAC and will generally be selected on the basis of your performance in these studies:

  • an Australian High School Certification (HSC) Year 12 qualification (either outside or in Australia) or equivalent;
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma; or
  • a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.
Additional selection criteria

Student applications may also be considered the following:

  • completion of a Certificate IV qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) or an equivalent AQF level 4 or above qualification; or
  • entry via enrolling into the pathway program at Aspire Institute.

In these circumstances, students may be requested to attend an application interview.

Postgraduate applicants

General requirements

Admission requirements vary by course. Check the course descriptions in the course search to view entry requirements for individual ICMS courses.

OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If you hold overseas qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency