ICMS first in Australia for TEQSA short course approval

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) recently approved three new undergraduate certificate online-only courses to be run by the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) pathway providers, Aspire Institute and International Sport College Australia (ISCA).

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, TEQSA allowed institutes of higher education to offer short certification programs online. These courses will upskill or retrain many who have been impacted by Covid-19 or who are trying to get ahead with a high quality career-focused education.

“ICMS is the first institute of higher education to be awarded accreditation by TEQSA to offer these important courses, which is testament to the proactive approach we take here regarding offering career-focused education,” ICMS CEO and President Dr Dominic Szambowski said.

“We encourage anyone looking to use time they may have while at home to retrain or upskill, so they can hit the ground running when the rebound happens. The economy will improve, the job market will open up, and these courses will get you ahead of the game.”

The three TEQSA approved courses are:

Aspire Institute


The 12-week courses offer students a chance to get qualified fast, and enjoy the flexibility that online learning offers. Expert faculty, industry guest lecturers and real-world projects offer an authentic learning experience from a community of experts.

“I would urge professionals or school leavers who are having to sit at home while social distancing to make this time count for you and for your future career,” Szambowski said. “Plan your program around your schedule. No sport to watch or play? Don’t let 2020 pass you by.”

For more information on the courses, visit Aspire Institute here: https://aspire.edu.au/ or ISCA here: https://www.iscaustralia.edu.au/.