Aspire Institute: Pathway to Your University

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What is Aspire Institute?

Aspire Institute is one of the best institutions that provide pathways to various Universities across Australia. With 3 branches spread across the country, Aspire Institute has successfully helped thousands of students to achieve the Universities of their dream. It is owned and operated by the prestigious International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).

Why Aspire Institute?

1. Perfect place to enter top universities

After your program at Aspire Institute has finished, you are assured to be placed in top universities so your future is already well prepared. Here, we provide the list of universities that partnered with Aspire Institute and their rankings according to QS World Ranking 2020:

  • University of Technology Sydney (rank 9 in Australia & 140 in the world)
  • The University of Newcastle, Australia (rank 10 in Australia & 204 in the world)
  • University of Wollongong (rank 11 in Australia & 212 in the world)
  • University of South Australia (rank 17 in Australia & 274 in the world)
  • Griffith University (rank 19 in Australia & 320 in the world)

Aspire Institute also provides a direct pathway to their college partner, ICMS (International College Management of Sydney). As a leading educational institute, Aspire delivers nationally accredited training courses. Successful completion of the course offers a nationally recognized certificate to graduates that could help increases their job prospects.

2. More than providing education

At aspire institute, you are not only learning academically but also learning to improve your social networking and interpersonal skills. With students from over 50 different countries, it exposes you to different cultures all over the world. Apart from school, students can experience activities outside the classroom such as sports, student societies, and other clubs that allow them to make a close community of friends.

3. Convenient place to learn

Located in 3 different areas of Australia, Aspire Institute provides a strategic and convenient place to study. Its main campus, which is located in Northern Beach, is well-known for being the blockbuster movie set for The Great Gatsby in 2013. The campus is also a 5-minute walk to the famous Manly beach, a perfect getaway! Furthermore, the campus is just 17 minutes travel to Sydney city center.

The Esplanade campus, on the other hand, has a breathtaking view of the harbor on East Esplanade in Manly. The third campus is located in the heart of Sydney, which is why they are called the city campus.

4. Internship opportunity

One of the critical parts of training for your future career is practical experience. An internship opportunity of up to 600 hours will provide students with professional experience and help you connect with industry. 

What programs do they offer?

There are plenty of programs that are offered by Aspire Institute. Their major and foremost programs are:

  1. English Programs (Academic English and General English)
  2. Foundation
  3. Diploma

1. English programs

  • Academic English

This program is dedicated to students who met the university requirement but want to commence an additional English proficiency to improve their knowledge of English before continuing their study. The classes are restricted to a maximum of 18 students per class, allowing students to increase their focus and more productive in a smaller class.

  • General English

Apart from academic English, Aspire Institute also provides a General English program that is suitable for students that want to enhance their basic English language skills. It focuses on 4 core skills of a language: listening, writing, reading, and speaking.

Here, we provide full information on both courses:

English Programs


  • Students with overall IELTS 5.0 to 6.5 (Academic English)
  • Students with overall IELTS 3.5 to 5.0 (General English)


10 weeks


Esplanade Campus, Manly


6x per year


  • International Students: $450/week
  • Local Students: $450/week

2. Foundation

Foundation at Aspire Institute helps you to pursue your diploma program and leads to a bachelor’s degree, even though you have not completed year 12 high school or equivalent. Each tutorial class consists of a maximum of 15 students to improve productivity of the class.

Below, we provide the information of the foundation that you need to know:

Foundation Program


Students need to complete successfully the equivalent of Australian year 11 standard education and be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of the Foundation Program.


2 trimesters (8 months)


  • Esplanade Campus, Manly 
  • City Campus, Sydney


Feb, May, Sep


  • International Students: $24,000
  • Local Students: $24,000

Requirements for higher education

  • Degree Entry: Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Diploma Entry: Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher

3. Diploma

The Diploma program is dedicated to students who want to seek a pathway to the university of their desires. It is divided into several courses, from business to hospitality. Upon successful completion of the diploma program, students can directly enter the second year of the ICMS Bachelor degree or to other partner universities.

Here we provide a complete overview of the Diploma program:

Diploma Program


  • Malaysian Students: 

-English: IELTS with overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5 or O-Levels with C pass in English.

-Academic: Completion of the STPM or matriculation (Matrikulas)


  • Diploma of Applied Business Management
  • Diploma of Event Management
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Diploma of International Tourism
  • Diploma of  Management
  • Diploma of Sports Management


1 year (or part-time equivalent)


Northern Beaches Campus, Manly


Feb, May, Sep


  • International Students: $28,000
  • Local Students: $23,200

They offers plenty diploma courses that you can choose:

  • Diploma of Applied Business Management

If you would like to advance your business knowledge at top universities in Australia, then this pathway is for you! This program opens a door for you to study business at UTS, UoN, Griffith, or UNISA. You will be learning the fond of managing, directing, and planning the business operations. A diploma in business management will also lead you to pursue different kinds of business bachelor, such as Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

  • Diploma of Event Management

Pursuing a Diploma of Event Management at Aspire helps you to gain knowledge and skills on what it takes to be the best in handling an event and ready to be given an international career opportunity. This course will provide the introduction of the event industry and focuses on applying the key business principles and skills needed to be a good event manager.

  • Diploma of Hospitality Management

Studying Hospitality Management covers all things related to the hospitality industry, it includes hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, and many more. It’s perfect for you who likes to travel a lot and likes to interact with customers.

  • Diploma of International Tourism

Australia is the country (or continent) of tourism. Since you’ll be studying in an Australian institute, it’s a good opportunity for you to learn tourism in a country famous for it. Upon the program completion, you can get involved in various fields such as airlines, tour companies, attractions, and many more.

  • Diploma of Property Management

Property management major is suitable for people who want to get a deeper knowledge of how property works and dive into it more. Students who wish to work in areas of commercial or residential property management can start their journey by taking diploma in property management!

  • Diploma of Sports Management

The study of sports management is not about the study on how to become an athlete, but rather a study of planning and managing aspects of a department or an organization whose purpose is related to sports or physical activities. This course provides students with knowledge of sports and business management, and how to incorporate both aspects.

Soo, interested in starting your education right with Aspire Institute? Don’t hesitate to contact us to know more about Aspire Institute here

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