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 of the PQP, students can gain entry, with credit for two postgraduate subjects, to one of the following Graduate Certificate or Master’s courses at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS):


This course is ideal for you, if you want to:

      • Improve your academic English language skills to be able to transition successfully to Australian university-level courses
      • Develop core business knowledge before entering a Masters course
      • Gain confidence in both academic subjects and English language skills before embarking on postgraduate studies
      • Improve English and business knowledge before working in Australia or internationally


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 may 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 jointly at our beautiful Manly campus and in the Sydney CBD*.

*Subject to availability and subject scheduling.


1 trimester full time (13 weeks)


LevelCodeSubjectPrerequisiteUnitsContact Hours
600MGT604 Managing in the Global ContextNil433
600MKT601 Contemporary MarketingNil433
NAENGAE600Academic English 6ANil0100
NAENGAE650Academic English 6BNil0100

Quick Facts

CRICOS Code094357D
Accreditation StatusNon Award
AQF LevelN/A
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus, Manly & City Campus, Sydney
Duration1 Trimester (13 weeks or part time equivalent)
Industry TrainingN/A
Study Modeon campus
StartMain Intakes: February, May, August
Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October (subject to availability)
Annual Indicative Enrolments5 in 2022

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 qualification, or overseas equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

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The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)