Step 1. Applications for Admission
Complete the ICHM Application form.
Please ensure that you submit all the required documents (e.g. academic transcripts) for assessment. Certified academic transcripts/supporting documents must be provided in English. These may be certified by the school/institution that issued the original documents, Public Notary or other independent source approved by ICHM.
You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. More information can be found here.
Step 2. Application Review
ICHM will assess your application, contact referees and if applicable, arrange an interview.
Step 3. Provisional Acceptance
ICHM will advise you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of receiving your completed application. This acceptance is conditional upon your acceptable examination/ATAR results.
If your application is successful, ICHM will send a Letter of Offer to you. To accept the offer you must sign and return the Acceptance Letter. This must be done within 21 days from the date of the Letter of Offer from ICHM.
If you are not happy with the outcome of the admission decision, please follow the non-academic grievance lodgement process.
Step 4. Payment of Semester Fees
The Letter of Offer will advise you of the amount due and the due date for payment. If you receive the Letter of Offer within 15 days or less of the commencement date of the course, fees for accommodation and uniforms are payable immediately upon receipt of this letter. Tuition Fees will be payable by the census date.
Australian students should be aware that they can access FEE-HELP for part or all of their tuition fees. ICHM is approved by the Australian Government as a FEE-HELP provider. This means that Australian citizens can borrow from the Government for all or part of their degree studies at ICHM. This applies to the tuition fees only, textbooks, uniforms and other materials.
Refusal of application, withdrawal of an offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment:
ICHM reserves the right to refuse an application, withdraw an offer of admission and cancel admission or enrolment under the following conditions:
Where the applicant does not meet the admissions criteria
When the applicant or enrolled student has provided untrue, inaccurate or incomplete information
Where students have been excluded from other ICHM courses and other educational institutions.
Deferral of Admission:
Deferral relates to postponing an offer of a place in a course before the course or the first course in a package of courses has commenced. This may take place on application and shall remain in force for a maximum of one year, after which time either the student shall enroll or ICHM may withdraw the offer of a place.
Step 5. New Student Information Pack
About six weeks prior to the start of your first semester, you will be emailed an information pack outlining what you need to bring with you to campus and answers to other questions new students commonly ask. Please ensure that the ICHM Admissions Office has your correct personal email. We are sure you will have many questions at this stage, so we encourage you to contact the Admissions Office for any further help.
Step 6. Pack Your Bags for an Unforgettable Experience
Most students don’t know anyone else when they first arrive. We suggest you relax, don’t worry, and be your friendly, outgoing self.
ICHM has great orientation activities, designed especially to make you feel welcome and settle in as quickly as possible.
FEE-HELP, Scholarships & Financial Assistance
Australian students can access FEE-HELP to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP is a loan from the Federal Government that must be repaid. Students looking to access FEE-HELP should visit the Government's Study Assist FEE-HELP website.
Every year ICHM awards scholarships to Australian and international students. Please refer to https://www.ichm.edu.au/future-students/ichm-scholarships for details.
If you are a full-time student you may be eligible to receive Youth Allowance. For further details please check the following links from Services Australia:
Payment of Fees
Domestic students can pay their fees via Flywire using bank transfer.
Flywire is an easy-to-use payment solution that provides payers with a secure and streamlined payment experience, while providing institutions transparency on individual payment’s status - saving institutions and their payers valuable time.
To make your payment, go to ichm.flywire.com
If you need help with your payment, go to flywire.com/support
Credit card payments can also be made via the front office.
Payment Plans Information
New Australian students can pay in full or in part by the census date or defer their remaining or full tuition fees via FEE-HELP.
In subsequent semesters students can elect to pay via instalment.
Australian Year 12 Students
All applicants apply directly to ICHM and are assessed on the evidence of a completion of year 12 studies with one of the following ATAR 55 or OP18.
Students applying during their final year of secondary school should attach previous year’s school report and projected results for their final year. ICHM can offer enrolment conditional upon the successful completion of final year and ATAR or OP.
International students at Australian High schools will be assessed on the entry requirements for Australian Year 12 students. All applicants apply directly to the College and are assessed on the evidence of a completion of year 12 studies with one of the following ATAR 55 or OP18.
Selection Rank Adjustments
Where a student is awarded an ATAR of 50, as opposed to the ATAR of 55 required above, ICHM can accept the student via a Diploma pathway.
Criteria That May Apply in Addition to ATAR
ICHM takes a holistic approach to student selection. In addition to meeting academic requirements, students must also demonstrate the maturity, personality and attitude appropriate for this demanding industry. Applications will be assessed on individual merit, students close to the required academic level that display the other above-mentioned attributes are encouraged to apply. The assessment process might include the requirement for an interview or a recommendation letter that demonstrates a student’s personal qualities, academic ability and suitability to the hospitality industry.
ATAR Profile for Those Offered Places Wholly or Partly on the Basis of ATAR in 2022
(ATAR-based offers only,across all offer rounds)
ATAR(OP in QLD)
Highest rank to receive an offer
Median rank to receive an offer
Lowest rank to receive an offer
Note:* “<5” – indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made
Other Admission Options (For applicants who will be selected on a basis other than ATAR)
Where an applicant provides documentary evidence from the school or a medical practitioner of circumstances beyond their control that impacted their secondary studies the college will consider exceptional admissions.
Where a student has not achieved traditional Year 12 (or equivalent) entry they may be admitted to ICHM on the basis of a Tertiary Preparation Program.
Interstate or Overseas Year 12
Students from interstate will be assessed on equivalent requirements.
Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications will be assessed on the entry requirements for international students (except for English language requirements).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Indigenous students will be assessed on equivalent requirements.
Domestic Applicants with Overseas Qualifications
Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications will be assessed on the entry requirements for international students (except for English language requirements). For details please refer to the entry requirements for the specific course
Admissions Arrangements for Minors:
Minors may enrol in courses with parental consent, provided they meet the selection criteria for their chosen courses and turn 18 before the first census date for the course in which they are enrolled.
International students who are under 18, are not admitted to College programs unless they meet the requirements described within the regulations as set out in Standard 5 of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (as updated from time to time).
The Admission of minors is subject to the approval of the Program Director Academic.
Applicants who have completed Year 12 and a national qualification at Certificate III or above level meet the minimum entry requirements for ICHM.
Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to ICHM.
Depending on your academic results you may qualify for recognition of prior learning (RPL) status. The College adheres to policies and procedures for course articulation and transfer and acceptance of credit and/or RPL consistent with the College’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Credit for prior learning is granted only where the prior study or experience is assessed as equivalent in content and level to the subject for which credit is being sought.
Credit will not normally be granted for subjects completed more than ten years before application unless there is evidence of substantial relevant experience during the intervening period.
To Apply For Recognition
Submit a full application to ICHM indicating that you want to apply for recognition of your prior learning.
Submit certified English translations of all academic/other documents (e.g. curriculum) where necessary.
As part of the recognition assessment, where students are unable to provide sufficient documentation and evidence, recognition cannot be granted.
Specified credit is credit granted towards specific components of the ICHM course for study completed elsewhere which is substantially the same.
Unspecified credit is credit granted towards elective components of the ICHM course for relevant study completed elsewhere at an equivalent academic level for which there is no equivalent component in the ICHM program.
(includes those who left secondary education more than 2 years ago)
Applicants over 20 who have not completed Year 12, a Higher Education qualification or a specified level of Vocational qualification can still apply to ICHM if they can demonstrate their capacity to undertake tertiary study. These students are required to complete the ICHM application form and provide the following information to support their application:
Professional and Post-Secondary Qualifications
Vocational Education and Training qualifications including apprenticeships and traineeships
Membership of professional associations for which there was a qualifying examination
Information on employment should include employers name, job title, main duties performed and period of time in the position.
It is essential that written statements from the employer/s substantiate employment experience.
Self-employed persons must provide supporting documents from their accountant, solicitor or tax agent.
ICHM recognises that many aspects of an individual’s life may result in the development of skills, abilities and knowledge that relate directly to the ability to undertake Higher Education studies successfully. Volunteer experience should be included in this section
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a multiple-choice aptitude test that an applicant can take to help demonstrate their potential for bachelor’s degree level courses.
Finished Secondary Education More Than Two Years Ago
Applicants who have finished secondary education more than two years ago are assessed on the ATAR received if one was received. There must be a demonstrated capacity to study at the relevant level.
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on all students who commenced undergraduate study in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.
Full year intake - 2022
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
(D) Recent secondary education:
“<5” – the number of students is less than 5.
N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.
Australian nationals and permanent residents who have undertaken education overseas or who have successfully completed an overseas qualification are assessed for equivalency of the overseas qualification.