Places in all courses are allocated in order of receipt, so please ensure you send in your application as early as possible to secure your place. Where courses are at capacity, you may request to be placed on a waitlist.
The admission criteria below applies to all courses of study:
a) satisfy the admission criteria most relevant to their circumstances
b) satisfy any course specific admission criteria relevant to their chosen course
c) meet the published English Language Proficiency Requirements for their course of interest
d) be at least 18 years of age at course commencement
e) participate in short informal interview
Ikon has a range of admission pathways available to students of all circumstances and academic backgrounds.
The admission pathways are categorised into four groups. Each Applicant Group is described in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy. You should choose the group most relevant to your circumstances and academic background.
If you have any questions about the best applicant group for your circumstances, please contact a Course Advisor at:
If you completed senior secondary school more than two years ago, and have not undertaken accredited VET or higher education study, you may gain entry to your course of interest in recognition of your work and life experience. This is called being a Work/Life Applicant.
As part of the admission criteria, Work/Life Applicants are required to submit a written admission statement of 300 to 500 words outlining their reasons for wanting to study and addressing at least two of the following topic areas:
- Academic Preparation
- Interpersonal & Communication Skills
- Achievements & Experience
- Knowledge & Skills
The intention of admission statement is to evidence self-directed application of knowledge and independent judgment. Or to put it simply, it is a chance for you to show how the knowledge, skills and personal qualities you’ve gained through your work and life experiences will help you succeed in your studies at Ikon.
Writing your admissions statement can be daunting at first, but the best place to start is to just start. Your admissions statement should be personal and relevant. It should express the reasons why you want to study in your chosen course, why you want to work towards a particular career, and how you can draw from what you have learned from previous study, work, community and/or life experience to succeed in your studies at Ikon.
Be honest, but don’t be shy. What will make you a good student?
For more tips and some ideas of the types of things you could address in your written admission statement, read the Admissions Statement Guidelines.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised, irrespective of where or how they were acquired.
Please note that the RPL assessment process takes up to 4 weeks from receipt of payment for the RPL application.
Click the download button below to access the relevant RPL application form.
All applications must be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 – Check the admission criteria for your course of interest to determine the best admission pathway for your circumstances.
2 – Apply online here.
3 – Complete your pre-interview questionnaire. Admissions will send an email with a link to the questionnaire.
4 – Next you will receive an email from the Admissions Team confirming your interview time. Applicants who do not attend an interview may not be accepted.
5 – After your interview, your application will be assessed against the admission criteria for your intended course.
If you are an international student, please click here.