How to Apply
Step 2: Explore your entry options and apply
- Direct Application
At ISCA we believe that attitude and ambition are not always measurable by your ATAR. Our Direct Application option is based on an application interview and your performance in individual HSC subjects (or equivalent) related to your degree, not your ATAR. Tuition fees can be covered by FEE-Help (Australian citizens only). Students will be notified within 2-3 business days.
Domestic applicants are required to apply prior to orientation week for each trimester.
- UAC Application
We recommend that you apply directly with ISCA and also through UAC. One of the best reasons to apply via UAC is that you may be considered for an ISCA High Academic Place (HAP), which could mean that part of your tuition fee is subsidised by ISCA. These places reward your hard work in the HSC (or equivalent) and are awarded on the basis of an application interview and your ATAR (or equivalent). See below for more information on HAPs.
Step 3: Attend your personal application interview
We encourage our students to be brave and ambitious. We interview all applicants to ensure that you are committed to a successful career. Your interview will be one-on-one with an ISCA staff member and will take approximately 20 minutes. It’s not a test! We want to get to know you and this is our way of recognising that there are other important factors besides academic results, such as enthusiasm for your course, that will determine your success at ISCA. We’ll contact you about your interview once we receive your application.
Step 4: Accept your offer
After your interview we will assess your application and issue you an official Letter of Offer. To secure your place at ISCA you’ll need to accept your offer. Simply follow the instructions in your offer pack.
Step 5: Book your accommodation
If you intend to live on-campus at ICMS you’ll need to book a room. Make your online accommodation booking early as places are limited.
Step 6: Come to Orientation Week and enrol in classes
Welcome to ISCA! Now you’re ready to start life as an ISCA student. Come along to O-Week, enrol in your classes, explore the campus, meet your classmates and enjoy all the fun.
When to apply
ISCA has three trimesters per year (February, May and September) and you can start your qualification in any of these trimesters. Applications should be made at least two months prior to the preferred enrolment date. Late applications are accepted, however places at the College are limited.
High Academic Places (HAPs)
Hard work deserves to be rewarded and our High Academic Places (HAPs) will mean that some of your tuition fees could be subsidised by ISCA.
To stand the best chance of being eligible for a HAP, we recommend that you apply directly with ISCA and also through Universities Admission Centre (UAC), These places are awarded on the basis of an application interview and your ATAR (or equivalent).
ISCA HAPs are only available for domestic undergraduate students who intended to start in the February intake. HAPs cannot be deferred. To be eligible, you must apply through the UAC and include your chosen ISCA course as your highest possible preference. All UAC applicants will be considered for an ISCA HAP, you do not need to make a special application. (HAPs should not be confused with scholarships).
Advanced Standing / Recognition Of Prior Learning (Rpl) / Credit Transfer
Have you passed equivalent subjects elsewhere?
Also referred to as ‘recognition of prior learning (RPL) or ‘credit transfers’, advanced standing means that applicants who can demonstrate successful completion of equivalent subjects at a recognised institution may be eligible for credit towards study at ICMS. Exemptions are only granted for subjects studied at diploma or undergraduate level. Similarly, applicants who can demonstrate competence attained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience may also be eligible for advanced standing in an ICMS course.
Don’t have the educational qualifications sufficient for an offer of admission into your chosen course, but have other relevant work and life skills and experience that make you a suitable candidate?
ICMS encourages lifelong learning and provides the opportunity to have students’ previous learning recognised for advanced standing in their course of study. The Institution is committed to ensuring fair, transparent and flexible advanced standing arrangements in order to award credit for prior learning while maintaining its commitment to ensure the integrity of learning outcomes. ICMS recognises the following forms of prior learning:
- Formal learning is learning undertaken through a structured program of learning and assessment that leads to the full or partial attainment of a recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.
- Informal learning is learning gained through work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike ‘formal’ and ‘non-formal’ learning, ‘informal learning’ is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
- Non-formal learning is learning that is undertaken through a structured program of learning but does not lead to a formally recognised qualification.