Pre-Masters Program

International Hotel 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 Code

CRICOS: 099349G


6 months (one semester)

Subject Summary

4 Bachelor Degree subjects

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This Pre-Masters Program is offered as an alternative pathway into the ICHM Master of International Hotel Management. Students who have a sub-Bachelor degree or insufficient English IELTS may be catered for by this program.  

It is designed to be an academic language, literacy and numeracy bridging program for international students who have qualifications that are insufficient to gain them direct entry into the ICHM Master of International Hotel Management. 

Students who do not meet the Standard Masters Entry Requirements may undertake the Pre-Masters Program if they hold a three-year qualification from countries, where NOOSR guidelines indicate that they do not recognise their tertiary study as equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree, and/or they do not meet the Standard English Requirements for entry. 


Students Bachelor Degree Is Recognised Student Has IELTS 6.5* Entry Pathway to Masters
Yes Yes Direct entry to Masters
No, but has three year post secondary study Yes Student needs to complete Pre-Masters Program
No, but has three year post secondary study No - but has IELTS 6.0 and min 5.5 in any band** Student needs to complete Pre-Masters Program


*an IELTS of 6.5 is required for entry to the Masters, no band below 6.

**an IELTS of 6.0 is required for entry to the BBUS and no band below 5.5

This program is a non-award, six months (one semester), full time program intended to enable students to demonstrate they are academically capable of completing upper level undergraduate subjects in Australia.

No qualification will be conferred on the students once they have completed this program of study, it is aimed to provide them with direct entry into the Master of International Hotel Management.

The program consists of four Bachelor Degree subjects. Students who successfully complete the four subjects will be considered equivalent to students who have completed the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) subjects and therefore qualify for entry into the Master of International Hotel Management.

Students will be admitted, enrolled and subject to all relevant ICHM policies and procedures as non-award students.

  • BBHM301 - Managing Business Financial Performance 

  • BBHM302 - Managing Productivity Through People 

  • BBHM306 - Managing Food and Beverage Operations 

  • BBHM307 - Managing Rooms Division 

  • BIHM402 - Managing International Guest Expectations 

  • BIHM412 - Event Management  

To progress to the Master of International Hotel Management students must pass each subject and achieve a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.

If a student completes any Masters Pathway Program units, and then seeks entry to the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management), then students may use these subjects for credit in the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management). No credit is permissible into the Masters program.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a three year post-secondary qualification comparable to an Australian Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma; and English IELTS 6.0 overall (no band under 5.5).

Visa Requirements

Students will apply for a Student Visa (subclass 500) Non-Award Temporary Visa. This has a limit of 12 months, inclusive of English, tuition and work placements. Find details regarding Study Abroad Visa here.

All international students coming to Australia on student visas are required to pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of their studies.

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

Domestic students A$3,257 (per subject) International students A$4,000 (per subject).

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 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 either in Adelaide or online, 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.


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