Application Process

Trimester 3 2022 Application Close Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022

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.

Admission Criteria

The admission criteria below applies to all of our 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 an admissions interview

Ikon has a range of admission pathways available to students of all circumstances and academic backgrounds.

If you have any questions about the best applicant group for your circumstances, please contact a Course Advisor at or 1300 000 933

For more information see:Domestic Student Admission PolicyInternational Student Admission Policy
Student Profile Tables

Admission Statements

Work/Life Applicants

Admissions Statement Guidelines

If you completed senior secondary school more than two years ago, and have not undertaken accredited VET (Diploma Level) 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:

  1. Academic Preparation
  2. Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  3. Achievements & Experience
  4. Knowledge & Skills

The intention of the 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.

Admission Interview

You will have already provided some information about yourself in your pre-interview questionnaire, but additional questions will be asked during the admission interview to better understand your reasons for wanting to study with us and to make sure you are aware of what the course involves.  The admission interview will be with an academic from the School you are applying for and will go for approximately 30 minutes.

The key to successful performance at the admissions interview is preparation. To prepare for your interview, re-familiarise yourself with your application and pre-interview questionnaire answers. Think about points you want to make in the interview and be prepared to elaborate on anything you’ve shared about yourself so far.

More information can be found in the Admissions Interview Guidelines – Counselling and the Admissions Interview Guidelines – Education.


Contact us and a member of our team will reach out to provide more information on our courses and application process.


Domestic Students

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.

International Students

If you are an international student, please click here.