Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) is a pathway to postgraduate study.

Combining academic and English language subjects, the PQP will help you develop the core skills for success in postgraduate studies. On successful completion you can gain entry with credit to one of the following Master’s courses at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS):


The PQP comprises 4 subjects arranged to advance your business knowledge and build verbal and written English skills necessary for a successful postgraduate learning experience. Through the inclusion of postgraduate level academic subjects, you can also gain credit toward an ICMS Master’s degree. So, when you progress, you’ll not just have had a taste of postgraduate management studies, you’ll have completed part of your Master’s degree!

This program is delivered at our beautiful Manly campus with the option of taking some academic subjects in the Sydney CBD.*

*Subject to availability and subject scheduling.


1 semester full time (18 weeks)


LevelCodeSubjectPrerequisiteUnitsContact Hours
600MGT604 Managing the in Global ContextNil444
600MKT601 Contemporary MarketingNil444
NAENGAE600Academic English 6ANil0120
NAENGAE650Academic English 6BNil0120

Quick Facts

CRICOS Code094357D
Accreditation StatusNon Award
AQF LevelN/A
CampusCity Campus, Sydney | Esplanade Campus, Manly
Duration18 weeks (or part time equivalent)
Industry TrainingN/A
Study Modeon campus
StartFeb, Jul, Sept

CRICOS Course Code: 094357D


Upon completion of the PQP and in order to progress to a Master degree course at ICMS, the following criteria must be met:

    • Pass mark for academic subjects (minimum GPA 2.5)
    • IELTS 6.5 overall (Speaking and Writing not less than IELTS 6.0) (or equivalent )

Entry Requirements

Academic: Completion of a three-year, higher education, post-secondary qualification.

English:IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Download the brochure here.