ICHM Adelaide

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) Adelaide, has produced graduates of the highest calibre that now work at all levels of management within the international hospitality industry. 

ICHM was the first, and remains the only, official Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) school in Australia. Today, ICHM is owned by Charles Darwin University (CDU). CDU is ranked 31st by Times Higher Education in its 2016 rankings of the best 150 universities in the world aged less than 50 years old.

ICHM's unique undergraduate and postgraduate courses prepares you for a career in a wide variety of hospitality businesses. They also equips you with the necessary business acumen to work in a number of other professions outside the industry. The balance of theory and real industry placements provides graduates with a genuine advantage when competing for future employment.
Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) - During the academic semesters ICHM students are broadly informed about all aspects of the international hospitality industry, from a basic operational perspective right through to a senior management level within broader social, cultural and economic contexts.

They are then provided with real industry placements within Australia or overseas that allow them to learn the industry first hand beyond the walls of their structured classes. This real world experience is invaluable in helping them understand the theoretical concepts they have learnt within a working environment; it also allows them to build significant industry networks.

Master of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association) - This postgraduate course is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, allowing them to better understand and manage international hospitality operations. 

ICHM graduates are working globally as supervisors and specialists right through to senior and general managers. A number also work outside the industry in areas such as marketing, IT, human resources and their own businesses.

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The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; ICHM is the only SHA school in Australia, and is a part of the Charles Darwin University (CDU) group of enterprises.

Students can finish with one or two degrees during their time at ICHM. The first is the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management); followed by the more advanced Bachelor of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association).  

Students have the opportunity to undertake industry placements every year of study, more than at any other hotel school in Australia.

ICHM’s lecturers are equipped with extensive local and international hotel school industry experience or management knowledge. Their teaching skills and dedication to students produces advanced learning outcomes.

The purpose built hospitality teaching facilities on the Regency Campus are world class, allowing students to hone their skills and knowledge in a realistic setting.

The modern hotel school on-campus accommodation consists of single bedroom, villa style apartments with all meals included.

Located in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and a hub for hospitality, ICHM students undertake their studies in an ideal learning environment.

Under current government regulations, international students who start and complete more than two years of their degree studies at ICHM can stay and work in Australia for up to two years after they graduate. For more information see http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/485.aspx

The professional hotelier and business skills students learn with ICHM are highly valued and sought after within hotels and also at management levels across a variety of other industries.

We measure our success by our graduates. Employers of ICHM graduates range from boutique establishments to large multinational hotels. You will find them working as supervisors and specialists through to senior and general managers.