10 Reasons Why ICI is the Best Choice for You

1 ICI is all about convenience

We provide a learning schedule that suits you. The Institute allows you to study at home or at work and achieve success in getting the job you want, the promotion you seek or the business that you aspire to establish without leaving your front door!

2 Study at your own pace

No schedules to try to fit into your lifestyle – you choose when you want to study and submit assignments. You may take your time in completing your course or you may decide to dedicate enough time to complete your course in record time. You will not be locked into a timetabled situation as with classroom study.

3 Have the support of qualified tutors who are industry based practitioners

You will get your own personal tutor to give you expert advice, assess your work and answer your questions.

4 All learning materials are included

Everything you need to complete your course is included at no extra cost. There is no need to purchase expensive textbooks and materials.

5 Study and succeed at a price you can afford

Courses are competitively priced. And with the choice of an upfront payment option (10% discount) or interest free weekly or monthly instalments, you can afford the course you want. We have NO hidden costs either – your course fee covers all your learning materials, delivered straight to you. Plus, your course may be tax deductible if it is related to your current line of work.

6 91% Employment success rate

within one month of course completion (ICI Student Graduate Survey, 2008).

7 Credibility

ICI is internationally accredited and recognised. We adhere to stringent training requirements and standards and undergo regular audits to ensure compliance.

All ICI courses have been developed in consultation with industry professionals. This means you get a qualification that is industry endorsed and provides you with an excellent link to the career of your choice.

8 Employment assistance

Upon completion of your course we are dedicated to helping graduates gain employment assistance which facilitates support in the way of resources contacts, resume assistance, job searches, interview preparation and career counselling and advice.

9 Learn valuable career skills

that you can use on the job. We give you the skills you need to perform your new career.

10 It simply works!

See what our previous students have said about ICI in our testimonials section below.

Hear From Our Students

I would just like to say I enjoyed doing this course. It gave me the confidence and skills that I needed to get into the industry. Thank you.

Johnny Perez

I embarked on this journey a little over 24 weeks ago. As I progressed through every module my confidence grew and I learnt skills which have produced some breath taking photos. I never knew I would enjoy assignments so much.

Susan Evans

To be honest you cannot beat the services or the people that I have dealt with. I loved the business management course. I rely on what I have learnt in my course often.

Sanil Neela

I found the floristry course very informative and gained proper knowledge on the floristry industry in all aspects. The tutors were great and very helpful with any questions I asked. I would recommend this course to anyone who loves flower arranging or has a desire for a new career in this industry. A very detailed, fun and informative course.

Tracy Batram

I received everything I needed to become a Jewellery Designer. The ICI Jewellery Design course provided me with an impressive course which not only taught me how to design and make jewellery but also how to sell my creations.

Rachel Clarke

I have been an interior decorator fo ralmost 2 years now. I took this course to have formal qualifications and improve my credibility with clients. What I was surprised to learn that even after 2 years on the job there was always even more I could learn to improve myself. The term "life long learning" certainly is true!

Samantha Davis

The courses are very easy to use and follow. I always received prompt friendly replies from my tutor. The course structure flows freely. I am very satisfied with the course and results..

Sarah Parker

Having left full time employment to have a child I was a 'stay at home mum'. I really wanted to find a way of turning my writing skills into an income. The ICI journalism course allowed me to become a freelance journalist and earn an income on a flexible basis. I was able to work at my own pace without the pressure of deadlines. I would not have been able to achieve what I have without this course. Thank you!

Clara Burton

I found the course to be very informative and the tutor shared his personal experiences which was very relevant considering I was requesting answers to very detailed questions regarding industry practices and procedures. The course notes were very helpful and I intend to study them again as a refresher.

Julie Rivelli

ICI even assisted in finding me a job. The course is wonderfully done and I really enjoyed it. Best of all you not only provided me with valuable training and knowledge BUT you even assisted me in finding the job of my dreams via your job search service. Thank you so much.

Fabian Tyson

This is my dream, I always wanted to be a wedding planner. I always had that little voice in the back of my head saying that, "yea that's great but you will never be able to do it". ICI has given me the opportunity to not only learn the required skills and knowledge but they have also prepared me with practical know how and tricks which are not normally taught at school.

Lisa Davies

I have just graduated from ICI this year with an Advanced Diploma of Counselling & Psychology, 11 months after first enrolling into the course. As I reflect back on my experience with ICI, I can honestly say that it was a truly positive experience every step of the way. As a student I received impeccable service from the students services department and my tutor each and every time I made a request.

Amanda Farlow

I really enjoyed my studies with ICI. I benefited greatly from the convenience of correspondence study. You have helped me to continue my education during a very demanding time in my life.

Tony Stevens

I was impressed and inspired by your program. I always received prompt and useful feedback from my tutor. The program was dynamite and the assistance I received from ICI entering my new career was invaluable. The course is without a doubt one of the best investments I have made in myself and now I am reaping the awards.

Dan Murphy

ICI allowed me an opportunity to further my education in a subject I would have had to go to university for. I appreciate the flexibility that ICI has shown without sacrificing excellence…. ICI has helped me feel comfortable researching, documenting and discussing any given topic.

Faiza Patil

I decided that the executive secretarial course would provide me with the skills and confidence that I required - and it did just that! This course was undoubtedly one of the best investments I've ever made in myself and my life.

Samantha Scott

The diploma, knowledge, and skills that I have acquired through ICI played a significant role in my achieving my position. The recruiting department of the firm I work for was quite impressed with the educational curriculum. Thank you ICI! You have given me the opportunity of making my dreams of becoming a paralegal a reality.

Antonia Abbie

Your program gave me the flexibility to fit my lifestyle around my family. It was also so affordable which made it possible for me to study.

Emma Nation

I would like to say thank you to all your staff. Friendly and courteous people are always a pleasure learning with..

Ian Jamison

Definitely worth the investment. Thanks for all your help. Keep up the excellent work.

Arata Tonesaku

It was definitely worthwhile. I walked away with some invaluable practical ideas and skills which has already given me the edge in my workplace. One of the things which stood out most was that the course integrates a rich body of case studies which was applied to a variety of real life HR situations.

Penny Wong

I am very proud to be a graduate of ICI, thank you for the experience! I have just received my first job offer and proudly show off my diploma to friends and family!

Santos Hermendez

ICI gave me the freedom and confidence to pursue my dream in my own time and on my own terms. I feel great pride in the fact that I now operate my own successful importation business. It is with sincere gratitude that I thank the Institute and its staff...

Michael Newman

The marketing course has really helped our business. We were treated very well by tutors and staff. Thanks for all your help.

Paul Johnston

I can't say enough about the retail management course I am currently completing. The more I use it, the more it impresses me. Thanks for the great support and practicality you provide me with.

Lucy Watkins

The layout of the lessons made the course easy to understand and complete. I am looking forward to a great career.

Roy McNee

I wasn’t able to leave my full time job to study so distance learning suited me best. I was able to set my own timetable and submit assessments around my own commitments. Had it not been for the flexible nature of the course I would not been able complete my studies!

Michael Mittiga

I now spend my weekends and evenings shooting photos ranging from portraits to wedding receptions on the weekends. It's a GREAT source of income and the job has many benefits and perks. Best of all I love doing what I do!

Mike Whalley

I strongly recommend the business management course to everyone interested in running a successful business! I can’t tell you how happy I am with the course and what it has enabled me to do in my business. It's just amazing.

John Chan

I came into this course with no knowledge of floristry and feel like I'm graduating with great ideas to build upon for my future as a florist. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Maria Vu

This course was better than expected and I would definitely recommend it to others. I was taught step by step how to create a concept and turn it from an idea in my head to an actual piece of jewellery. The Institute then even taught me how to sell my creations.

Joanne McLaren

I was impressed and inspired by your program. I always received prompt and useful feedback from my tutor. The program was dynamite and the assistance I received from ICI in starting my very own Interior Design and Decoration business was invaluable. The course is without a doubt one of the best investments I have made in myself and now I am reaping the awards.

Daniel O'Conner

I have wanted to get into fashion design for years. With a mortgage and a full time job it was impossible for me to go back to school. The distance learning format enabled me to gain skills and take steps towards creating my own label all while having the backup of my current job!

Natalie Henderson

The journalism program was a very enjoyable and worthwhile course. It provided me with a wide range of knowledge in all areas of journalism and gave me a focused idea of what career I wished to pursue within the media industry.

Jonathan West

Coming from a publishing background this course gave me the "tools" to move into public relations. I now run my own niche PR agency specialising in media combinations and government relations.

Liam Chang

The course was one of the most rewarding courses I have taken. It was practical and useful. Since doing the course I have had the confidence to deal with clients and I take on projects. I now take a more active role in my workplace and I now feel that I am making daily contributions to my company.

Ashley Richards

Practical, fun, best thing I have done for myself in many years...I enjoyed every aspect of the program. I found the course content extremely practical. I now wake up each day looking forward to my work compared to looking at the clock and waiting to go home. I have nothing but praise for the program. Thank you!

Daniela Werner

Having come from a background in the export industry, which has nothing to do with counselling, I found that the material was easy to comprehend. This course has also sparked a big interest in the profession which has led me to read further on the subjects on a personal and professional level. I am now in the process of establishing my own private counselling practice. The experience has been a valuable one which has given me valuable knowledge and confidence. I am excited about the new direction I am taking in my life!

Sue Manning

I thoroughly enjoyed the TESOL course. I now have a better appreciation of teachers, students, and teaching in general. This is a well-organised and intelligent course and I'm eager to explore the opportunities to use what I have learnt.

Shelley Heart

The course has taught me to set goals for my future and to have the confidence to achieve them. I had the confidence to leave my previous employer, where I was unhappy due to lack of advancement opportunities. I now have a new career, in an area of real estate that I enjoy, earning more money and generally have a better outlook on life.

Michael Singleton

Message to tutor: I think you are an excellent tutor. Thank you very much for your effort and energy for the entire course. I’m glad I took this course... This course has created a great impact on my work performance and attitude to my current job

Eric Tsang

The quality of the course material was excellent and easy to follow. The tutors are knowledgeable, approachable and genuinely interested in each student's education. Response from tutors was immediate and helpful.

Julia Robinson

I learned so much from this program! Thank you for the help and practice in teaching me about travel and tourism management.

Jacky McCurdy

It really saves me time and effort. It makes my life allot easier. The Advertising course is awesome and the tutors really helped me out with all the questions I had.

Robert Wood

As part of my ongoing mission to find the absolute best training tools to improve my ability make money, this is without a doubt at the top of my list. I was amazed at the usefulness of the e-Business program. I am gladly recommending it to my associates and colleagues.

JDaniel Robbins

We enrolled together and thoroughly enjoyed it. We learnt about a strategic point of view, which is appropriate for the level it is aimed at - you can only really appreciate that when you have completed the course.

George & Ronda El-Azzi

I heard about the Institute via a career fair and I chose this course as I wanted a practical education, without spending 3 years at uni and while holding down my current admin job. I always wanted to get into hotel and hospitality management. My ultimate career aspirations are to become a manager in a 5 star hotel. To date I have found the learning experience to be very relevant and practical.

Svetlana Novska

The credentials, knowledge, and skills that I have acquired through ICI played a significant role in my achieving my position. The company I work for was quite impressed with the educational curriculum of the school. Thank you ICI!

Katie McGuire

It's exactly what I've been looking for. I can't say enough about marketing course. I like the marketing course more and more each day because it makes my life a lot easier and gives me the tools I need to become better in my position.

John Price

I love your system. The retail managers course is exactly the type of training our business has been lacking. I have gotten at least 50 times the value from this course!

Stan McMinn

I highly endorse the sports management course. It gave me the confidence and credentials I needed to secure my current position. Definitely worth the investment. Keep up the excellent work.

Grigoris Simitis

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.