Applicants are required to satisfy:

  1. the academic entry requirements; and
  2. the English language proficiency requirements where applicable.


CountryAcademic requirement
AllSuccessful completion of a bachelor degree (AQF 7) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent OR
Successful completion of an overseas higher education course of at least three years’ duration (minimum AQF level 6 or equivalent), with a minimum credit grade average (GPA 3.0 on a 5-point scale) OR

Successful completion of a recognised Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent as recognised by the Page 22 of 46 Page 23 of 46 Australian Government’s qualifications recognition tool) with at least four (4) years relevant full-time work experience OR
Successful completion of an approved Postgraduate Qualifying Program from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent OR
At least five years’ appropriate full-time managerial or professional experience

Applicants must demonstrate a recognisable level of responsibility as part of their work experience. Position accountability in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management or other relevant supervisory experience should be evident in the applicant’s work history. While senior levels of volunteer experience may be considered, normally the majority of the work should be in a paid, fulltime capacity

All applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with evidence outlined in section 7.1 of the Admissions Guidebook

Successful completion of at least two award or at least two non-award subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

1.  English Language Tests

English Language TestMinimum Result Required
IELTS (academic)Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5; Reading 5.5; Listening 5.5
TOEFL i-BTOverall 60; Writing 18; Speaking 16; Reading 8; Listening 7
Pearson (academic)Overall 50; Writing 45; Speaking 45; Reading 45; Listening 45
Overall 100; Writing 90; Speaking 90; Reading 90; Listening 90
Aspire Institute English Placement TestAPT-B1

* Duolingo is only accepted until May 2025

English Language Test must be completed within 2 years prior to the date of commencement of the ICMS course to which the applicant applied.

    English Proficiency Requirement by Qualification

    QualificationGrade(s) required to meet English requirement
    Cambridge English Qualifications: C2 Proficiency, C1 Advanced, B2 FirstGC entry: minimum 169 overall, minimum 162 in writing and speaking
    Common European Framework (CEFR)GC entry: B2
    Additional English language Proficiency
    The following are acceptable forms of English proficiency for undergraduate and postgraduate study:
    Undertaking tertiary level studies (university or VET) in Australia, of at least one year’s duration, with 50% of subjects passes, within five years of the date of course commencement.
    Undertaking study, of at least one year’s duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, with 50% of subjects passed within five years of the date of course commencement.

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