Diploma of Applied Business Management

International College of Management, Sydney

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Manly 530500 DFEE 1F*/EqP 3 June 2019
16 Sep 2019
17 Feb 2020

* Includes industry training.


The fascinating and lucrative world of business beckons with the Diploma of Applied Business Management being a perfect starting point to lay a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise upon which a successful career in any sector of business can be built.

The Diploma of Applied Business Management offers you a stand-alone qualification through the Aspire Institute or, should you wish to further your studies, you could choose to use your diploma qualification as a pathway into a bachelor program at ICMS, with completed specialisations and subjects counting towards your degree. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Business Management you will receive advanced standing for subjects in an ICMS bachelor degree.

All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community with lectures held at our Northern Beaches Campus and, from 2020, at our new City Campus, subject to availability. Aspire students receive dedicated academic support, including study skills.

The Diploma of Applied Business Management aims to equip you with the skills needed for a successful career in any sector of the diverse and dynamic business industry. The overall aim of the diploma program is to provide a flexible, student-centred and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to develop your intellectual skills and competencies and to give you a sound foundation for further tertiary study in their chosen discipline.

Industry training and on-the-job experience set the Diploma of Applied Business Management apart. We believe that the best learning experience combines practical 'real-world' experience with a strong academic foundation. Built into the Diploma of Applied Business Management qualification are up to 600 hours of industry training. Our industry training consultants will place you in an organisation relevant to your studies so that after your diploma you’ll have an impressive CV, a network of contacts and a significant advantage over other job seekers.  

Students who choose to articulate to an ICMS bachelor degree prior to completion of this course will complete the industry training requirements as part of their degree.

Areas of study: Business and management subjects.

Career opportunities: Business management, consulting, marketing, business analysis, supply chain management, corporate training, financial management, human resources, communications, public relations.

Practical experience: Up to 600 hours of industry training. Read 'Industry training' in ICMS's general information.

Fees and charges: Visit the Aspire Institute website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Other applicants

Refer to the ICMS general admission criteria.

Student profile

Visit the Aspire Institute website.

Further information

Visit the Aspire Institute website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, visit the Aspire Institute website.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
530500 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank