A lunch for Year 4 students at Hilton Adelaide this year is indicative of ICHM’s industry focus. Last year it was the Crown Plaza. At the lunch, these ambitious final years get to be on the receiving end of a five-star guest-experience for a while and speak to the experts about exactly how it’s done.
Claude Meier has recently been appointed Chief Executive of the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA).
Induction Week kicked off with a formal welcome, which culminated in a rousing round of applause for new students. This year activities included workshop ‘firsts’—Mind Mapping and Beer Tasting and Making, along with the more traditional Adventure Day.
Master of Ceremonies Dr George Brown welcomed new and returning students to ICHM’s 46th Course Commencement in 23 years. Never before had so many Certificates of Merit and Certificates of Academic Achievement been awarded at the one ceremony.
From Europe to Asia, country South Australia to Gabon, central Africa, ICHM students at Course Commencement were from all corners of the globe. At last count, 85 countries have been represented at ICHM in the past 23 years, making Regency International House a melting pot of cultures. On Course spoke to a random sample.
Best in her year in first year, Zofia Foley is now on the industry placement of a lifetime, the tropical paradise of Bora Bora recently awarded ‘best island in the world’.
A scholarship to ICHM transformed Nora Hyde’s life. Eight years on, the graduate is with the Salvation Army in Brisbane running a training program that is changing the lives of other young adults who are doing it tough.
Three Australian students have each been awarded $20,000 entry scholarships, Selected from a field of 50 applicants, the winners are from Centralian Senior College, Alice Springs; Somerville House, Brisbane; and Rostrevor College, Adelaide.
Dharmik Kumar has been headhunted by Apple to set up and run its flagship store in Macau, and multiple stores as they come on line. He was previously Director of Rooms at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.
ICHM began a new era began in 2016, appointing its own lecturing team and taking over exclusive use of some of TAFE SA’s facilities. This follows closely on from a new 10-year agreement with the Swiss Hotel Association.
ICHM is pleased to be able to offer two types of scholarships for entry into the 2017 intakes:
Australian students (including students at Australian International Schools overseas) and international students completing high school in Australia.
New Zealand students studying in NZ.
Students wanting to enter the July 2016 intake at ICHM should start submitting their applications now.
You can Apply Now or, see the Entry Requirements page for the academic level required to enter ICHM.
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Provides prospective students and parents with all they need to know about ICHM and it's degree's. Learn about the partnership between ICHM and the Swiss Hotel Association, the in-depth academic program, entry requirements and how to apply.
ICHM graduates work on all parts of the globe. So sometimes is hard keeping track of where they are what sorts of interesting positions they are involved in. Everything from Event Management and Human Resources, to GM's and working for the governement.
For more than twenty years ICHM has been, and still is, the Asia Pacific Basin's only Swiss Hotel Association campus. Educating some of the best and brightest from Australia and all around the world.