The International Career Institute (ICI) is an independent and private provider of online education.

ICI students are given skills that will change their employment prospects and increase their value to employers. The Institute listens to employers via its strong links to industry.

The Institute currently offers 56 career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of adult learners regardless of location or prior experience and education.

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, 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 new skills will give you a 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 will 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,

Dr Michael Machica

Industry Links

ICI is recognized internationally. The Institute has:

  • Established formal standing with various industry and quality assurance bodies,
  • Courses are developed in cooperation with industry representatives,
  • Graduates have obtained employment and established successful businesses across a wide range of industries,
  • Many ICI students are in fact company employees. 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 in the past:
  • 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
  • Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
  • Larkin Unemployment Centre
  • Wicklow Trade Union Centre
  • Department of State Development

Accreditations, Registrations, Affiliations & Memberships

ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). IAPCC accreditation ensures that the Institute has met IAPCC benchmarks in the areas of course content, course delivery, student assessments, administration and tutorial faculty.
ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). Founded in 1999, IARC is a non-profit education industry association that assesses quality control systems for education providers. IARC recognizes, approves and endorses institutions that have met and satisfied a set of academic, ethical and operational standards.
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. IICT is relevant to Nutrition 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.ALA_memberLogo
ICI is an 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).iida-logo
ICI is a member of the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL) and has agreed to abide by its Code of Conduct and conform to its Quality Standards. EADL represents private and non-governmental European education providers offering high quality and educationally sound distance learning.
ICI has signed a Corporate Covenant with the UK 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.12
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).
ICI is registered with Intellectual Property (IP) Australia. Trade Mark number: 1482489. The trademark 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 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 in some 78 countries worldwide.undessa-logo
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 recognized by Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH). ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for people in the counselling and psychology professions.
ICI is a member of the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA). Founded in 1984, IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training.


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.

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.

How does it work?
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
1The 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.

2Begin 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.

3Getting 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.

4Get 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 EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed 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.


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.