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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 a 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,

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JASON KENNEDY
President,
International Career Institute

Industry Links

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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:
  • Red Cross
  • Sports Centre, University of Kent
  • Dairygold Co-operative Society Limited
  • SKILLHIRE WA
  • Prisoners Education Trust (HM Prison Service)
  • WorkWays Association Inc
  • Epic Employment Agency
  • Banksia Financial Ltd
  • ANZ Bank
  • Verekers Law
  • Australian High Commission (Port Morsby)
  • The Salvation Army Employment Plus
  • Campbell Page Limited
  • Harvest Community College
  • Institute of Marine Science
  • EBM Insurance Brokers
  • Shield Mercantile
  • Veterinary Association
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Verekers Lawyers
  • Melton Shire Council (State of Victoria)
  • Coles Group Ltd
  • Sumitomo Metal (Japanese Mining Company)
  • European Fund
  • Calvin Klein
  • Banksia Securities Limited / The Banksia Financial Group
  • Gunnebo (Security)
  • Devos International (Real Estate)
  • Emery Partners
  • Shann Family Lawyers
  • Hennikers Solicitors
  • UnitingCare Ageing
  • Leisure Link
  • Alliance Network International
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • HSBC
  • Clifton Productions
  • Community Axis Inc.
  • KordaMentha
  • Davidson Trahaire Corpsych / Accor Hotels
  • Darwin International Airport
  • Employment Directions Network
  • MAX Employment
  • 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
  • Girls Day School Trust (Sheffield High School)
  • Work Skills Inc
  • Melton Shire Council
  • Lawn Tennis Association

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 registered training provider with the UK Register of Learning Providers (Provider Registration Number is: 10028944). The UKRLP is a project led by UK Government which allows the sharing of information between Government Departments, agencies such as the Learning Skills Council, Jobcentre Plus, the Adult Learning Inspectorate and learning providers. The UKRLP offers a source of provider information for employers, learners, learning providers and other stakeholders. ICI’s commitment to deliver training courses and programmes to individuals, government, businesses and organisations is reinforced by our registration with the UKRLP.

ICI is a Training Supplier to the UK Department for Work and Pensions. Certain eligible candidates may be able to apply for course funding via Jobcentre Plus offices.

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.

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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.

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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 a leading professional body 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 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).

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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 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 the Intellectual Property Office. Trade Mark number: 2615570. 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 pleased to be working in partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) to provide you with access to the NUS Extra Card. As a registered school in the NUS Extra program ICI students can who obtain the NUS Extra Card receive considerable student discounts via hundreds of brand name partners who are participating in the NUS Extra program. The NUS Extra card is an additional card to the ICI student ID card which is already included with each enrolment. NUS cards are applied for directly via the National Union of Students at a cost of card £12.

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 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.

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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 graduates may apply to the ACCPH for membership.

ICI is a partner of St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP). The ICI-SPUP partnership is focused on jointly delivering transnational education programs to students globally. SPUP was founded over 115 years ago and is recognized as an autonomous university by the Commission on Higher Education.

Mission

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.

Philosophy

“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.

Purpose

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

Locations

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.