Undergraduate

Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)
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Study Method

ICHM’s standard mode of delivery is face to face with incorporated technology enhanced learning (TEL). Full TEL delivery is available to students impacted by COVID restrictions.

Course Codes

CRICOS: 075806G

TEQSA: CRS1200832

Subject Summary

27 Subjects

18 Core on campus subjects

6 Electives on campus subjects

3 Work integrated learning off campus placements

Course Diagram

Certificate iconQualification Info

Awards

Bachelor of Business with (Hospitality Management)

AQF Level

7

Calendar iconIntake Dates
30 January 202324 July 2023

The ICHM Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) prepares you for an international career in a wide variety of hospitality businesses. You will progress from an operational base through to a management perspective.

Your knowledge is expanded each year with new industry relevant concepts and business applications. ICHM’s academic year consists of six months full time study, followed by a six month Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement throughout Australia, or possibly overseas.

ICHM graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of the international hospitality environment, and as a result, have outstanding career prospects with many obtaining highly sought after positions around the world.

 

ICHM’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) process has been designed to ensure students leave their degree industry ready and can hit the ground running.

The professional internship provides a placement opportunity which enables students to consolidate the skills and knowledge they have acquired in practical, professional settings to achieve the subject learning outcomes and complete assessments which integrate theory and practice and facilitate self-reflection and critical analysis. In addition to participating in the workforce with a host company as part of a structured internship or creating their own entrepreneurship venture, the students will also complete a placement project on an issue of strategic value to their host company or own venture, as described in the next section.

Students will critically reflect upon their own development plan and progress through the preparation of a reflective assessment that considers the impact of identified workplace experiences on their personal development and future career progression opportunities. This subject also allows students the opportunity to explore their professional interests; test their industry expectations or possible start-up creations and ideas; apply, practice and develop real world employability skills; and form professional networks for future career success.

ICHM prides itself on the quality and number of WIL placements available to its students. These placements form an integral and extremely valuable part of all the ICHM degree programs.

ICHM works with a number of valued industry partners across hospitality and broader business industries, both within Australia and around the world, to facilitate placements which will enhance the career prospects of each individual student.

Hyatt
The Langham
The Star
Hilton
Accor
delaware-north
Academic Requirements - Domestic Students

Applicants with higher education study: (bridging or enabling course) must have:

  • Commenced or completed a higher education course, such as a bachelor degree

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study must have:

  • A completed Certificate III or above and have completed year 12

Applicants with work and life experience must demonstrate the ability to undertake study at this level with:

  • Evident of professional and/or post secondary qualifications; OR

  • Evidence of employment experience; OR

  • Evidence of the development of skills, abilities and knowledge from life experience; OR

  • A pass in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR

  • Evidence of successful completion of a Tertiary Preparations Program or Foundation Program.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past 2 years) must have:

  • Completion of Year 12 with one of the following ATAR 55, IB24 or OP18,

See our comprehensive list of entry requirements for international equivalents.

English Requirements

Students may be required to prove English proficiency to enroll with ICHM. Students who do not meet ICHM's English requirements upon application, may be offered enrolment conditional upon successful completion of an English language course.

IELTS - Academic overall score 6.0 (min 5.5 in any band)

 

TOEFL (IBT) - 70 (min 17 in any band except reading minimum band of 12)

 

PTE - 50 (writing & speaking not below 45)

 

Cambridge English (CAE) - 169 (min 162 in any band)

 

CEFRL - B2

 

UTS Insearch - AEL4

 

ISLPR - 3

 

BEC - BEC Vantage

 

Cambridge FCE - 169 (min 162 in any band).

 

SACE ETS Level 2 - Pass

 

HKDSE - 4

 

Eynesbury College - Successful completion of EAP3 with a pass mark of 50%

Previous Study or Industry Experience

Students are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for study taken at another institution; as well as time they may have spent working in the hospitality industry. Approved recognition or credit for previous study or work, may reduce a students overall cost and study workload, or duration.

THIS POLICY IS MOST COMMONLY APPLIED TO:

  • Students who have undertaken some study at other universities, colleges or hotel schools looking to transfer, and gain the advantage of a higher level qualification

  • People with business-related diplomas or degrees wanting to enter the hotel industry to change their career direction

  • Industry personnel with experience and some training seeking qualifications with international recognition.

TO APPLY FOR RPL YOU MUST:

  • Submit a full application to ICHM indicating that you want to apply for recognition of your prior learning

  • Students will be required to submit certified English translations of all academic/other documents (e.g. curriculum) where necessary

  • A grade of “status” will be given for those subjects where a student has been successful in applying for Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Where recognition is not granted prior to commencement students will be required to attend classes until exemptions are determined

  • As part of the recognition assessment, where students are unable to provide sufficient documentation and evidence, recognition cannot be granted

  • A process of appeal is available in cases of disputes over decisions or refunds granted under these policies.

TEQSA

Australia’s Higher Education providers are registered and monitored by a number of Commonwealth Government departments and agencies. Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has responsibility for the registration of ICHM, and to accredit its courses. ICHM has been registered for seven years, the longest term TEQSA is able to approve private providers. All courses and qualifications listed on this page are Registered Courses with Course Codes are approved by TEQSA. ICHM’s TEQSA ID is PRV12099.


REGISTERED COURSES COURSE ID

  • Master of International Hotel Management CRS1400554

  • Graduate Diploma in International Hotel Management CRS1400553

  • Graduate Certificate in International Hotel Management CRS1400552

  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) CRS1200832

  • Bachelor of Business CRS1401090

  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401096

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) CRS1401093

  • Associate Degree of Business CRS1401091

  • Associate Degree of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401097

  • Associate Degree of Business (Marketing) CRS1401094

  • Diploma of Business CRS1401092

  • Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401098

  • Diploma of Business (Marketing) CRS1401095

  • Undergraduate Certificate of Hotel, Tourism and Hospitality Operations CRS14001045


FEE-HELP

The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has approved ICHM as a FEE-HELP provider. FEE-HELP allows Australian and other eligible students students to obtain student loans.

The Study Assist website studyassist.gov.au provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.


TUITION ASSURANCE

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist and support students whose education providers are unable to complete the delivery of their course of study. While provider closures are rare, when a provider does stop delivering a course it can be a worrying and uncertain time for students. The TPS is in place to provide information and assist affected students. In relation to ICHM, the TPS provides assistance and support to:

  • International students on student visas

  • Domestic higher education students accessing the Higher Education Loans Program (FEE-HELP)

  • Domestic full fee paying students.

In the event of a provider default, eligible students will be supported to continue their studies in an equivalent or similar course, receive a loan re credit for open units of study, or receive a refund for their upfront payments made for an affected unit.


AQF

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The AQF describes the equivalencies of Australian undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; the ICHM Master of International Hotel Management, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship), Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) are thus equivalent in standing to any Australian university degree.


WEB REFERENCES

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) teqsa.gov.au

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) aqf.edu.au

Commonwealth Register of Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) cricos.education.gov.au

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/ Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

International Education (IE) Group internationaleducation.gov.au

Study Assist studyassist.gov.au

Australian Students – FEE-HELP

For all or part of their tuition fees Australian students can access FEE-HELP. See the FEE-HELP page for more information including eligibility.

 

Domestic Students - Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2022
Degree Semester Tuition fee per subject
(unit of study)
Number of subjects per year
(for an equivalent full time study load)
Indicative course fee
Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) Semester 1 $3,257 8 subjects $78,168
Semester 2 Student earns income 1 Work Integrated Learning
Semester 3 $3,257 8 subjects
Semester 4 Student earns income 1 Work Integrated Learning
Semester 5 $3,257 8 subjects
Semester 6 Student earns income 1 Work Integrated Learning

 

International Students - Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2022

New International Students are required to pay a once off New Student Fee - A$250.

Degree Tuition fee per subject
(unit of study)
Number of subjects per year
(for an equivalent full time study load)
Annual indicative course fee
Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) $4,000 8 subjects $32,000

 

Note: All fees are subject to change without notice. All fees will be adjusted annually to reflect increases. Tuition fees quoted at the time of entry/study in the prospectus are for that year only.

 

See our other financial considerations for other expenses to factor in when considering study.

For Domestic Students

ATAR : 65-74 -- Scholarship value : 5% of tuition fees

ATAR : 75-84 -- Scholarship value : 10% of tuition fees

ATAR : 85+ -- Scholarship value : 15% of tuition fees

This scholarship applies to Australian students and international students who have studied the Australian High School qualification and have received an ATAR. This includes onshore and offshore international students at Australian International Schools.

 


 

For International Students
Meet entry requirements:
  • Scholarship valued at 10% of tuition fees.

  • This increases to 15% for subsequent semesters if you achieve a credit or higher for all subjects studied in the prior semester.

  • Scholarship does not apply to subject repeats.

Exceed entry requirements:
  • Scholarship valued at 15% of tuition fees.

  • This is retained throughout the duration of the course.

  • Scholarship does not apply to subject repeats.

The indicative number of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) each year is in excess of 250 students. In any semester approximately half of these students are on campus and the other half are in industry undertaking Work Integrated Learning.

Orientation sessions at ICHM are held in week one at the start of each study period to provide a friendly welcome to all new students from Australia and around the world.

With students drawn from across Australia and around the world, students may not know anyone else before they start studying. The orientation sessions are offered to help you get to know each other, introduce you to campus life in Adelaide, to help you get to know your learning environment, support services and facilities, understand our mutual obligations, our services, meet your lecturers, and just generally settle in.

 

 

What to Expect

Note: Electives are subject to change

Study Period 1

    BBHM101The Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Industry

    This subject will enable the student to develop an appropriate understanding of the range and scale of the management of operations in hospitality and tourism. The students will be provided with an overview of the industries including their functions, services, and locations that make up the key characteristics of the international contemporary hospitality and tourism industry.

    BBHM102Food and Beverage Service StandardsPrerequisites:

    BBHM105 

    This subject will enable the student to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills required in the delivery of food and beverage service standards. The students will examine the operational characteristics of food and beverage service then analyse both the food and beverage product and service in relation to the setting and maintenance of appropriate product and service standards.

    BBHM103Delivering Guest Services Practicum

    This subject will enable the student to demonstrate the range of professional skills and knowledge required to provide and coordinate complex services to customers in a professional and operational industry setting. This integrates a range of well-developed operational, professional and organisational skills required by staff to provide a range of products and services to multiple, diverse guests in a variety of settings.

    BBHM104Rooms Division Service Standards

    This subject will enable the student to demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in Rooms Division, particularly in the Housekeeping and Concierge departments. Student will examine some of the common Housekeeping and Concierge operational characteristics as well as the products and services required to ensure standard delivery and guests’ safety and security.

    BBHM105Culinary Techniques and Standards

    This subject will enable the student to demonstrate a basic understanding of theoretical culinary knowledge and practical cooking skills, follow workplace hygiene procedures, and explain the fundamentals of cuisine and kitchen operations as used in international hotels. The subject will also provide the opportunity for the student to develop an appreciation of the food to be experienced in international hotels.

    BBHM108Hospitality Business Software Applications

    This subject will enable the student to understand the nature and implications of the role of information technology in hospitality business activities. The learner will be introduced to a range of software tools and techniques that can be applied to the better management of the hospitality business activity.

    BBHM109Employability Skills for Future Hoteliers

    This subject will enable students to gain an understanding of contemporary communication skills necessary for the hospitality business environment. Students will develop personal, social and professional skills, knowledge and techniques which can be utilised and applied within a range of hospitality and tourism business contexts.

    BBHM112Essential Academic Skills for Success

    This subject will enable students to develop the skills and knowledge required to develop a sound academic preparedness for undertaking tertiary education. Students are introduced to a range of concepts and strategies that will provide them with the capacity to succeed in higher education.

Study Period 2

    BBHM111aWork Integrated Learning (WIL) placementPrerequisites:

    Subject to course progression

    This subject will enable the student to apply and integrate theory with the practice of work so they may develop their knowledge, skills and professional networks through lived experience in a professional workplace setting. This workplace setting may include an international hotel, hotel, tourism or other hospitality related environment approved by ICHM.

Study Period 3

    BBHM106Marketing and Sales for Hospitality Businesses

    This subject will enable the student to develop an analytical approach to the formulation and implementation of sales and marketing for a hospitality business. It will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the theories and concepts of sales and marketing and their practical application to functional areas in industry.

    BBHM203Supervising International Hotel Front Office Operations

    Front office and its departments are pivotal and highly visible in setting the scene for the very first guest service experience and continue to be central in the delivery of the overall hotel experience for a guest. This subject will enable the student to demonstrate the knowledge and competencies required in the delivery, operation and supervision of Front Office service standards in relation to delivering to guest expectations including reservations, front office/reception and executive club/lounge. Students will examine the operational characteristics of these service points. In doing so, they will analyse both the product and service in relation to the setting and maintenance of appropriate product and service standards and develop an appreciation of their associated costs.

    BBHM205Human Resource Management

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills required by human resource managers in the hospitality industry. The learner will be introduced to the key principles involved in the recruitment and selection of human resources and how those resources should be developed for the benefit of the individual and the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation.

    BBHM206Property, Safety and Security Management

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the role and importance in the successful management of facilities within the context of the hospitality business. The learner will be introduced to the range of operational characteristics required in the management of facilities including understanding the complexities and interrelationships within facilities management, safety and security and other areas of the hospitality business. The learner will develop an understanding for the management of safety and security.

    BBHM209Measuring Business Finance Performance

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the management of business performance from both a financial and an operational position. The learner will develop a range of skills including the use of computer accounting systems to critically analyse and forecast business performance and will be able to recognise the key performance indicators that impact on the effective and efficient management of the hospitality business.

    BBHM201Supervising Culinary OperationsPrerequisites:

    BBHM105

    This subject will enable the student to develop a professional and technical foundation in the skills required to be an effective supervisor and manager of a culinary food service operation. This will include the development of their own professional skills and knowledge of international cuisines, and the ability to critically asses the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of culinary standards, production and operations.

    BBHM202Professional Wine Studies

    This subject will enable the student to develop a sound wine knowledge to make recommendations for the inclusion of appropriate wine on wine lists and to make recommendations to customers based on their stated preference and menu selection. It will also enable the student to discuss international wines with industry colleagues.

    BBHM204Creating the Guest Experience

    This subject will enable the student to demonstrate the range of professional skills, product knowledge and selling techniques that contribute to the creation of the guest experience and examine these within the cocktail and or lounge bar setting of international hotels. It also presents the opportunity for the student to identify and analyses those factors that contribute to creating the guest experience.

    BBHM207e-Marketing and DistributionPrerequisites:

    BBHM106 (Co-requisite)

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the development, management and importance of e-marketing and distribution by hospitality businesses. The learner will be introduced to the principles and practice of using the internet as a key marketing and distribution channel including the use of social media. 

    BBHM208Hospitality Operational Planning and ControlPrerequisites:

    BBHM108

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the importance and complexity of planning and control of hospitality operations. The learner will be introduced to a range of tools and techniques to support operational planning and better informing management decision processes.

    BIHM410Gastronomy: The Art, Culture & Science of Food & Beverages

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding and a historical perspective of the principles of gastronomy, together with an appreciation of how such principles can be applied to contemporary hospitality by recognising that food culture and life styles have a significant effect on consumers eating patterns. The exploration of food and wines from various regional and international cuisines’, together with sensory evaluation of wines and foods will provide the basis for continued study.

Study Period 4

    BBHM211aWork Integrated Learning (WIL) placementPrerequisites:

    Subject to course progression

    This subject will enable the student to apply and integrate theory with the practice of work so they may develop their knowledge, skills and professional networks through lived experience in a professional workplace setting. This workplace setting may include an international hotel, hotel, tourism or other hospitality related environment approved by ICHM.

Study Period 5

    BBHM301Managing Business Financial PerformancePrerequisites:

    BBHM209

    This subject will enable the student to be able to critically evaluate hospitality business performance, recognize, apply and report on appropriate management decisions on the impact on the future profitability of the business. The subject will include developing a range of technical skills and techniques in calculating and applying financial measures of performance relevant to the hospitality industry and for reporting to senior management, boards and owners.

    BBHM302Managing Productivity Through PeoplePrerequisites:

    BBHM205

    This subject will enable the student to critically examine and evaluate the Human Resource Management strategies available to hospitality related organisations in ensuring that business needs are met through effective people resource management.

    BBHM306Managing Food and Beverage Operations Prerequisites:

    BBHM102, BBHM205

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the management and control of the complexity of food and beverage operations in a variety of organisational settings.

    BBHM307Managing Rooms Division OperationsPrerequisites:

    BBHM104, BBHM203, BBHM205

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the role and characteristics of the management of rooms division within hotel and hospitality operations.

    BBHM308Sustainable Hospitality Environments

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the concept of ‘sustainability’ in international hospitality environments and the implications for both hospitality businesses and the hospitality consumer.

    BBHM304The Changing Economic Environment

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the nature of the increasingly turbulent and changing economic environment. This will include understanding the nature of competitive markets and the micro and macroeconomic interrelationships within the global economy and the impact and implications for the hospitality industry.

    BBHM310Business Intelligence for Decision Making

    This subject will enable the student to understand hospitality business analytics modelling through exploring statistical techniques which are necessary for the modern hospitality business environment. The subject covers areas such as data exploration and visualization in hospitality business, information technology, various analytical methods used in decision making. Upon completion of the subject, students will achieve the required insight into how business analytics can be used as a business decision supporting tool to achieve competitive advantages in hospitality businesses.

    BIHM402Managing International Guests Expectations

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the social, cultural, ethical, and technological influences and models of consumer behaviour that are forming the service and product expectations of increasingly demanding international hotel guests. Attention will be given to the implications of global communications in changing consumer behaviour and expectations.

    BIHM405International Hotel Brand Management

    This subject will enable the student to understand the nature, relevance and importance of ‘brand management’ in the international hotel context. The role of branding and the nature of brand identity will be analysed in understanding the role of the international hotel brand.

    BIHM412Event Management 

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the events management industry, its role within the hospitality sector and its source of revenue for international hotels.

    BIHM414aArt and Design in Hospitality Environments 

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the key principles and importance of art, design and theatre in the development and management of hotels and hospitality, including the aesthetic importance in the cultural context and an appreciation of design and the theatrical aspects of hotel and hospitality operations.

Study Period 6

    BBHM311aWork Integrated Learning (WIL) placementPrerequisites:

    Subject to course progression

    This subject will enable the student to apply and integrate theory with the practice of work so they may develop their knowledge, skills and professional networks through lived experience in a professional workplace setting. This workplace setting may include an international hotel, hotel, tourism or other hospitality related environment approved by ICHM.

 

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