Who we are







We are ICHM. A new breed business school, here to school new breed thinkers. ICHM champions ‘learning forward’- focusing on the learning of tomorrow as industry ready grads. Giving young talent the skills, networks and hands on experience to hit the ground running.

Founded on the 30+ years of success, ICHM, International College of Hotel Management is one of the world's leading Hospitality in Business Schools with its long-established Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and Master of International Hotel Management



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Our values

Our actions at all levels are guided by




Our mission is to be the leader in the provision of multi-faceted education programs. Delivering across multiple communication platforms, meeting the needs of all students culminating in superior industry outcomes now and into the future.




To be the best industry focused Institute of Higher Education in Australia. Enriching the lives of students and making workplaces better than before.



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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

ICHM acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As an education institution, ICHM place a lot of importance on continuing to build relationships with local elders and emerging leaders through traditional arts and crafts authentically.

We engaged local Aboriginal artist Gabrielle Stengle to help us with the site’s connection to Kaurna Country. Gabrielle has created an original ICHM artwork for inclusion and integration into the ‘Connection to Country’ level of the building.

“Wauwi” - Wauwi is the Kaurna name for the grey female kangaroo and is the Kaurna name given for Light Square. Wauwi perfectly represents ICHM as it is always moving forward and never backwards.

Artwork by Gabriel Stengle (Ngarrindjeri, Nurrunga & Kaurna)



Our pillars


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Quality of curriculum and of delivery in all that we do


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Future Careers

Equipping future professionals by being at the forefront of education for future focused jobs and matching our education to future careers.


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Flexibility in delivery, using contemporary andragogical methods. Flexibility in study options - delivery that matches student need to study around life. And in engagement with industry and work integrated learning.


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Industry connection

Industry involvement in curriculum development and our courses in partnership with industry through Work Integrated Learning.





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Our history

ICHM Pty Ltd is an Institute of Higher Education delivering courses in the field of Business and Hospitality Management at Bachelor and Masters level. ICHM was established in 1992 as the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) by the Lipman Family in conjunction with the South Australian Government and the Swiss Hotel Association.

With its first cohort of students commencing in 1993 ICHM was a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Provider delivering Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. Moving to a dual sector provider in 2008 to assist with its transition from VET to an Independent Higher Education Provider in 2012 with a foundational Bachelor degree program endorsed by the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA).

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In 2018 ICHM obtained accreditation for the Master of International Hotel Management (SHA).

In 2021 ICHM concluded its relationship with the SHA due to the SHA no-longer supporting affiliated school relationships. ICHM is registered for the maximum term of registration with no conditions and prides itself on delivering outstanding quality student outcomes.

In 2017 Charles Darwin University (CDU) acquired ICHM from the Lipman Family. This was followed by UP Education acquiring ICHM from CDU in December of 2019.

ICHM an Institute of Higher Education providing higher education courses and is governed by a Board of Directors which meet as the College Council.

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Our graduate outcomes

The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a national survey of recent graduates which measures employment outcomes, salaries, skills utilisation, further study activities, and graduate satisfaction.

  • 93.0% ICHM undergraduates in overall employment (national average 71.5%)

  • 70.5% ICHM undergraduates in full-time employment (national average 57.7%)

  • 83.3% ICHM graduates were satisfied overall (national average 77.6%)


The Student Experience Survey (SES) is the largest survey of current higher education students in Australia. It explores students’ experience with key aspects of teaching and learning.


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