Who is looking out for your career? Your employer? probably not, your accountant? we doubt it. However at ICI it is our mission to look out for your career interests. Not only will we provide you with the most effective skills and knowledge we will also help you get that dream job you have always wanted or even help you start your own business!

The International Career Institute (ICI) is an Australian leader in distance education with some of the most diverse course offerings available to students. It is part of a network of affiliated colleges established in 1978 which together educate tens of thousands of students yearly worldwide.

ICI students are given skills that will change their employment prospects and increase their value to employers. The Institute listens to employers, through its strong links to industry. Our tutors are professionals who are not full time teachers but rather practitioners who actively work in their field of specialization. ICI currently offers over 50 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of adult learners regardless of location or prior experience and education.

President’s Welcome Message

Dear Prospective Student

We are glad you are visiting our website today. If you want to prepare for a better, brighter future, you’re at the right place! And you’re not alone. Right now, thousands of ICI students are at home or work, experiencing the convenience and excitement of our self-paced, professional-level distance learning programs.

Just think: in less than a year from now – perhaps as little as several months — you could be receiving your diploma in a field that fits your interest, talents and goals. There is nothing to compare with the sense of self-confidence that comes from having specialized knowledge and skills. Your diploma will give you the competitive edge as you pursue exciting career opportunities.

ICI is a proven educational method, committed to student service, and reasonable tuition prices which results in an outstanding learning experience. We hope you’ll join us today. We’ll be right there with you from Lesson One until graduation day.

Take the next step towards achieving your goals today by learning how to enrol.

Yours Sincerely,


International Career Institute

Industry Links


ICI is recognized internationally. The Institute has:

  • Established formal standing with various government, industry and quality assurance bodies,
  • Been supported by professionals throughout the world,
  • Courses are developed in cooperation with government education agencies and industry representatives,
  • Graduates have obtained employment and established successful businesses across a wide range of industries,
  • 32% of ICI students are in fact employees of companies and government departments. Course fees have either been partially or fully funded by employers. The following is a partial list of companies and government departments which have enrolled staff into ICI courses:
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Mission Australia
  • Dairygold Co-operative Society Limited
  • BAO Australia (subsidiary of Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai, China)
  • WorkWays Association Inc – Job Services Australia
  • Epic Employment Agency
  • Banksia Financial Ltd
  • ANZ Bank
  • Verekers Law
  • Australian High Commission (Port Morsby)
  • The Salvation Army Employment Plus
  • Campbell Page Limited
  • Care Australia (Charity)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • EBM Insurance Brokers
  • Shield Mercantile
  • Austech Institute for Further Education
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Verekers Lawyers
  • Melton Shire Council (State of Victoria)
  • Coles Group Ltd
  • Sumitomo Metal Australia (Japanese Mining Company)
  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Calvin Klein
  • Banksia Securities Limited / The Banksia Financial Group
  • Gunnebo Australia (Security)
  • Devos International (Real Estate)
  • Emery Partners
  • Shann Family Lawyers
  • Hennikers Solicitors
  • UnitingCare Ageing
  • Leisure Link (Aus) Pty Ltd
  • Alliance Network International
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • BCI Australia
  • Clifton Productions
  • Community Axis Inc.
  • KordaMentha
  • Davidson Trahaire Corpsych / Accor Hotels
  • Darwin International Airport
  • Employment Directions Network (funded by the Department of Education & Training) WA
  • MAX Employment
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Department of Tourism, Regional Development & Industry
  • Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation
  • Pearson Education
  • Hatch Associates Pty Limited
  • The Placement People
  • MTC Work Solutions
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
  • NEATO Employment
  • Campbell Page
  • Employment Directions
  • Alliance Network International
  • South Australian Government
  • Work Skills Inc SA
  • Melton Shire Council
  • Lawn Tennis Association
  • The Sports Centre, University of Kent
  • Prisoners Education Trust

Accreditations, Registrations, Affiliations & Memberships

ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Private Career Colleges. IAPCC accreditation ensures that the Institute has met IAPCC benchmarks in the areas of course content, course delivery, student assessments, administration and the tutorial faculty.

ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. IARC is a system that provides recognition, approval and endorsement of institutions provided they meet and satisfy a set of academic, ethical and operational standards.

ICI is a member of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) which represents private post-secondary colleges. NACC has a 134 year old track record dating back to 1868. It is involved in acting as a collective voice for the career college sector, government representation, curriculum services and producing industry data.


ICI has been granted International Membership status by the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). APSCU is an umbrella organisation representing schools that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has about 1,400 worldwide members that educate over 3 million students each year in over 200 occupational fields.


ICI is an institutional member of the College of Teachers. This means it is an organisation with an educational interest which has agreed to follow The College’s Code of Professional Practice.

ICI is an Approved Training Provider with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT). IICT is one of Australia’s leading professional bodies representing practitioners operating within the natural health industry. ICI students and graduates are able to obtain IICT Membership. Membership provides numerous benefits such as access to discounted Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance. (Relevant to Counselling, Natural Health, Nutrition and Massage courses offered by ICI).

ICI is a member of the Australian Society of Horticulture Science. AuSHS promotes the horticulture profession, the study of horticulture, introduces codes of management and ethics and provides technical advice to government and industry organisations.

ICI is a member of Adult Learning Australia (ALA). ALA is the national peak body for the Adult and Community Education fields. ALA has both organizational and individual members in all States and Territories who reflect the diversity of adult and community education. ALA is primarily funded by a project grant from the Department of Industry.


ICI is a educational member of the International Nanny Association (INA). In 1985 nanny agency owners, nannies and nanny educators from Australia, New Zealand, United States, England, Canada, and New Zealand gathered at Scripps College in Claremont, California, for the first INA conference. Since 1985 INA has become the global industry body for Nannies all around the world. (Relevant to Nanny courses offered by ICI).

ICI is a design school member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). ICI students are eligible to join the IIDA as Student Members, which qualifies them for entry to trade shows and provides discounts on products. (Relevant to: Interior Design & Decoration courses offered by ICI).


ICI is listed as a massage school with the Massage Association of Australia (MAA). Graduates of the ICI massage and beauty therapy courses are eligible to gain membership of the Australian Massage Association upon successful graduation.


When you see the VeriSign Trade Mark, you know you are working with a certified and trusted provider. All transaction carried out via the ICI website (online enrolments via the cart) are processed and protected using trusted encryption security to keep your details private and secure.

ICI has signed a Corporate Covenant with the Ministry of Defence. ICI is a college that is committed to supporting member’s of the Armed Forces through subsidised training and scholarships. ICI has had a long tradition of training members of the Armed Forces and those transitioning back to civilian life.


ICI is a CMA College Member and is found on the Complementary Medical Association’s Register of Education Providers. ICI has met the expectations of this global organization which represents more than 100 colleges and 15,000 practitioners in the field. (Relevant to: Counselling, Natural Health, Nutrition and Massage courses offered by ICI).

Staff at the NSW Department of Education and Communities can obtain training via the International Career Institute. Our registered Vendor Number with the Department is: 100116706.

ICI has signed an affiliation agreement with the Law Society of NSW. Cooperation is centered around raising awareness of paralegal training, skills and development.

ICI is registered with Intellectual Property (IP) Australia. Trade Mark number: 1482489. The trade mark is for the following services: vocational education and adult education services, namely conducting distance learning instruction, provision of education courses and employment training.

ICI is registered with the Department of Human Services (Centrepay) to assist those already receiving a Centrelink allowance with a voluntary option of paying course fees by having regular amounts deducted from their Centrelink payments and paid directly towards course fees. ICI’s Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) is: 555 108 238C.


ICI is a participant of the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs “Civil Society” initiative. ICI is listed on the Civil Society Network, a web portal devoted to non-government organizations in association with the United Nations to promote best practices in the field of economic and social development. ICI is a representative of its student body which resides across some 78 countries worldwide.


ICI is a member of the Australian Copyright Council (ACC). ACC was founded in 1968 and represents the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators. ICI has been declared an educational institution under section 10 of the Copyright Act 1968 (Australian Government Gazette). Its principal function is the provision of courses of study or training for the preparation of students for a particular occupation or profession.

ICI is a member of the Australian Web Industry Association, Australia’s peak professional representative body for the web industry. With a focus on standards, ethics and professionalism, AWIA aims to both promote and regulate the web industry in Australia.

ICI is licensed to provide access to Travelport GDS eLearning software and curriculum which is owned by the Technical and Further Education Commission. (Relevant to: Travel & Tourism courses offered by ICI).

ICI is recognized by Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hynotherapists (ACCPH). ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for people in the counselling and psychology professions. ICI graduate’s may apply to the ACCPH for membership..


Our mission is to provide our learners with high quality courses that develop highly effective graduates who have the knowledge and skills to embark on a new chosen career or advance themselves in careers they may already be engaged with.


“Real Skills for the Real World” is the fundamental philosophy toward learning at ICI. Our learning content, faculty and graduate outcomes are geared towards imparting practical knowledge and skills. The Institute was founded on the principle that the key to success in today’s business and work environment is knowledge.


The International Career Institute is a private provider of education and training whose purpose is:

  • To create and advance new and existing career prospects for its learners.
  • To instil within each student that the key to success in today’s business and work environment is knowledge.
  • To cater to a broad range of people ranging from school leavers to men and women in established careers.
  • To offer programs that focus on the application of theory, concepts and skills so that graduates can meet future challenges that may be presented.
  • To provide curricula developed in consultation with practitioner faculty who are industry experts.
  • To support students with services that foster success, personal development and career potential.


The International Career Institute is a network of 6 independent branches. ICI operates under license in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada.

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1 The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2 Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3 Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4 Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating
100 - 80 A Outstanding level of achievement
79 - 60 B High level of achievement
59 - 50 C Satisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40 D Marginal level of achievement
0 - 39 F Failed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.

5 Graduation

Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.