The following information is specific to domestic (Australian and New Zealand) applicants.
General Admission Information for ISCA
International Sport College Australia is owned, governed and operated by the prestigious International College of Management, Sydney Pty Ltd. Developed by leading industry professionals, the ISCA Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) course provides students with an innovative blend of training, coaching, learning and mentoring to develop an edge in the sports industry, whilst offering a platform for students to improve athletic performance in a high performance environment.
ISCA Campus – Northern Beaches
Located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation is surrounded by natural bushland with magnificent views of Narrabeen Lake and some of the best sports training grounds and facilities in Australia. 25 minutes from the Sydney CBD, the ISCA Northern Beaches campus is home to NRL club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, the facility has also hosted numerous Olympic programs including the Australian men’s and women’s national Rugby 7s programs.
Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation – Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen NSW 2101
From February 2020, subject to availability, students will have the option to attend the our new City Campus. Conveniently situated next to major train and bus routes, our Sydney City campus is easy to access via public transport and is located in the Sydney CBD. Students can access the elite training facilities offered by Sydney University Sport & Fitness, which is home to more than 35 sports clubs, and attend classes at our modern teaching facility in Pitt Street (within walking distance of Central train station).
Training Facilities: Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (Aquatic Centre) – 85 Darlington Rd, Darlington NSW
Teaching Facilities: Level 4, 451 Pitt Street, Haymarket NSW
Come along for a tour and discuss your course options. Enquire here.
Explore our campus, listen to lectures and find out about our courses. Keep an eye out for our 2021 Open Day announcements.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
Australian Year 12 students
Recommended studies: Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D.
If you do not meet these requirements, consider applying for a Pathway Program.
ATAR: Not all institutions assess students based on their ATAR. ISCA do not believe that ranking is a reliable indicator of future career success. Instead we use a non-ATAR based system for admissions. We do not use ATAR adjustments or selection rankings either. ISCA student applications are assessed on:
- Performance in individual HSC (or equivalent) subjects
- Application interviews
HOW TO APPLY
- University Admissions Centre (UAC)
- Direct Application
- Entry Pathways – such as Early Entry
Bridging and enabling course entry
ISCA offers the Australian Foundation Program for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for diploma courses.
Applicants With Higher Education Study
Applicants who have already completed part of an undergraduate course at another institution may be considered for entry into a Diploma course. Academic results partial or complete from any higher education level study will be used as the basis for selection.
Credit for recently completed tertiary studies may be granted for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content. Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.
Completed bridging or enabling courses
ISCA recognises enabling programs such as tertiary preparation programs offered by universities and other institutions for entry into undergraduate courses. Aspire Institute’s Australian Foundation Program is accepted for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for undergraduate courses.
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Advanced with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants who have already completed part of a VET course at another institution such as a public TAFE or a recognised VET provider may be considered for entry into a ISCA diploma course. Academic results partial or complete from any VET level study will be used as the basis for selection.
Credit for recently completed VET studies may be granted for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content. Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.
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Applicants With Work and Life Experience
(Finished secondary education more than two years ago)
Applicants, who are over 18 years of age, may be eligible for admission based on work experience. However, it is not recommended that applicants just rely on work experience; they should consider supplementing it with the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT).
The STAT is usually undertaken by mature age applicants and/or those without an ATAR. Aspire Institute accepts results from the STAT multiple-choice tests and the required score for entry is 140.
Applicants that wish to apply with work experience need to present evidence of at least 12 months full-time work experience.
Evidence from past or current employers should include:
- Length and mode of employment
- Description of job role and responsibilities
- One or more references on company letterhead
- Reference contact details
If an applicant has been self-employed, they should supply a statement from their accountant, solicitor or tax agent.
Finished Secondary Education more than two years ago
Applicants that have finished their secondary education some time ago and have no tertiary experience or work experience may still apply with their high school qualification in conjunction with any relevant experience the student has accumulated since then. An application interview may be conducted for a more holistic assessment.
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Other Admission Options
ISCA supports participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. To that end ISCA welcome applications from those with challenging circumstances. Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicants character. These applications will be assessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on a case-by-case basis.
At-school offer schemes available include:
Interstate year 12
Australian interstate applicants will have achieved entry for ISCA courses if they have achieved an equivalent of the NSW HSC with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and any of the suggested equivalent subjects, including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.
International students must attend full-time in order to complete their studies within the expected duration of their COE. Information on minimum hours for international students is listed here: https://handbook.icms.edu.au/main.php?pagefilename=pages/handbook/handbook/page.php&hbkid=1254
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000. It sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to international students. Information on the act https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Education-Services-for-Overseas-Students-ESOS-Legislative-Framework/ESOS-Regulations/Pages/default.aspx.
ISCA supports the participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and are sensitive to ATSI knowledge and culture. To that end ISCA welcome ATSI applications. Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicants character. The Deputy Vice Chancellor on a case-by-case basis will assess these applications.
Disability and special consideration
ISCA supports participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. To that end ISCA welcome applications from those with challenging circumstances. Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicants character. The Deputy Vice Chancellor on a case-by-case basis will assess these applications.
Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications
Domestic applicants who have overseas qualifications are assessed using ISCA international requirements as found in the entry requirements by country section here.
English language proficiency
- Australian Year 12 students must submit a performance band of no less than 2 in English
- English proficiency assessments must be completed no longer than two (2) years prior to commencement or one (1) year prior to commencement for applicants studying/residing in a non-English speaking environment.
- Applicants may sit an ICMS English proficiency test for purposes of entry. Available upon request.
Additional English entry requirements that are commonly accepted can be viewed here.
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on all students who commenced diploma study in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.
|Applicant Background||Number of Students Trimester One 2019||Percentage of all Students Trimester One 2019|
|(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
|(D) Recent secondary education
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
|Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR||N/A||N/A|
|Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)||33||100%|
Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5.
N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.