Our History

Our History

Aspire English is a part of the Aspire Institute and is a pathway to the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), offering  undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Aspire English students have the option of continuing their studies in Australia with a Diploma from Aspire institute or a Degree from ICMS, once they have finished their English course.

In 2021 ICMS Pty Ltd, the holding company of Aspire English, celebrated 25 years of education excellence in Australia. Building on a solid reputation for academic excellence combined with a pioneering experiential philosophy, ICMS has a solid history in the education sector.

Since the first intake in May 1996, ICMS has built a community of academic excellent which spans across English, Foundation, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The ICMS community offers students from all over the world a flexible, mentoring approach so that students can achieve their dreams and career goals.

Founded in 1996 by Darryl Courtney-O’Connor AM, ICMS was established under the name ‘International College of Tourism and Hotel Management’ (ICTHM). The rebranding in 2006 to the international College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) reflected the accreditation of the college as a Higher Education Institute.

In 2013 ICMS established Aspire Institute to deliver Diploma and Foundation courses and Aspire English to offer English Language Programs. In the same year ICMS was accredited to deliver Postgraduate qualifications.

In 2015 ICMS was re-accredited by the Tertiary Education and Quality Assurance Agency (TEQSA) and in 2018 was accredited to deliver seven new Diploma, Bachelor and Master qualifications.

In 2021 ICMS was the first in Australia to receive the government’s higher education ‘Short Course’ program approval. A focus on graduate capabilities – rather than rote or sterile learning – is a key feature of ICMS’ education that sets students up for a fulfilling career as confident leaders in the industry of their choice.

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International College of Management, Sydney Pty Ltd ACN 003 144 045 ATF The ICTHM Trust ABN 54 174 259 919, trading as International College of Management, Sydney, Aspire Institute, Aspire English, International Sport College of Australia CRICOS Provider Code: 01484M, RTO Code: 90851, TEQSA ID: PRV12025, Provider category: Institute of Higher Education.