How to Apply - Domestic Students

This section is for domestic students applying to ICHM; applications can be submitted through the ICHM Apply Online system or downloading application form on the How To Apply page and emailing. Note that there are separate application details required for international applicants.

Only fully completed applications with all relevant documents attached will be processed by ICHM. 

ICHM will assess each application and reserves the right to request additional information as required. 

In most cases the process should take just a few weeks; some may take longer if additional information and is required.

For additional information regarding your undergraduate application, see the relevant section below:

General Application Process

Step 1. Applications for Admission:

Complete the ICHM Application form in the Apply Online section of the website or download the pdf 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.

Paperbased applications can be scanned and emailed to or post/courier to ICHM Admissions Office PO Box 125, Kilkenny SA 5009.

Step 2. Assessment:

ICHM will assess your application, contact referees and arrange an interview if required.

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 you 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. 

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, and does not include accommodation and meals, 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.
  • When ICHM is not satisfied that an international applicant meets the Genuine Temporary Entrant and/or Genuine Student requirements.
  • 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 enrol 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. New students should also advise ICHM when they will arrive at campus and if pick-up is required from the airport, train or bus station.

Step 6. Pack your bags for an experience you will never forget!: 

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 students. Please refer to for details.

ICHM also offers international students scholarships. Please contact to find out details regarding these awards.



Payment of Fees:

Australian student fees may be paid by electronic bank transfer, credit card, or bank cheque.

Electronic Bank Transfer Details:

National Australia Bank
70 Pirie Street,
Adelaide SA 5000 Australia

ICHM ESOS Trust Account
BSB: 085-070
Acc: 65 470 3258
Note: ICHM receives bank transfers from many students in many different countries. It is VERY important that when student fees are paid by bank transfer, students also email/fax a copy of the bank deposit receipt to the ICHM Admission Office. 

Credit Card:

ICHM is able to accept payment using either Visa or Mastercard. American Express and Diners Club not accepted.

Bank Cheque:

Please make bank cheques in Australian Dollars payable to : ICHM ESOS Trust Account

Send To:
Postal Address:
ICHM Admissions Office
PO Box 125, Kilkenny
SA 5009, Australia


Courier/Street Address:
ICHM Admissions Office
137 Days Road
Regency Park
SA 5010, Australia

Payment Plans Information:

Depending our your situation, you can pay your fees in three ways; in full or in two to three instalments.

Australian Students can apply to pay by instalments for Accommodation fees only; Australian students can defer their Tuition fees using FEE-HELP.

International Students can apply to pay by instalments for Accommodation and Tuition fees.


About ICHM Pty Ltd (CRICOS number 02914G):

  1. ICHM is a private Higher Education provider owned by UP Education 
  2. ICHM’s campus is located at K Block 137 Days Road Regency Park South Australia
  3. ICHM has licensed colleges in Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and South Africa
  4. There are two intakes each year.
    1. For 2020, semesters commence 28th January and 13th July.
  5. ICHM has one Open day each year held during August.
  6. There are 2 “live-in” Careers Week events held each year in the July and September/October school holidays. These are designed to assist in deciding your future career path and the tertiary study you need to get there. Each ICHM Career Week is specially designed to help those considering hospitality or a related business course. There is a cost associated with the Careers Week.
  7. For 2020, the programs are 7th July – 10th July and 29th September – 2nd October
  8. ICHM can be contacted through:
  9. Email to
  10. ICHM website
  11. Mail: PO Box 125 Kilkenny SA 5009
  12. Telephone (618) 8228 3664
  13. Face-to-face at K Block, 137 Days Road, Regency Park SA 5010


Admission Criteria:

Admission criteria is shown separately under the following sections:

All applicants must be properly identified, usually through sighting of a birth certificate or passport.


Essential Requirements for Admission:

With a requirement to undertake study in kitchen, restaurant and housekeeping environments, as well as industry placements, there are workplace health and safety factors to consider before a student with an impediment can be accepted. For further details please refer to ICHM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy: files/f/16329/Diversity,_Equity_and_Inclusion.pdf 

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within last 2 years)

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 65 or OP16.

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 65 or OP16.

ATAR or OP Based Admission:

(For applicants who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

  • Lowest ATAR [/OP] to which an offer was made in [2017]: ATAR 55

(exclusive of any adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

  • Minimum ATAR [/OP]/Selection Rank required for consideration [only if relevant]: ATAR 45
  • Guaranteed Entry ATAR [/OP]/Selection Rank [only if relevant]: ATAR 65 or OP16 
  • Other criteria in addition to a suitable ATAR[/OP]

Students who have not completed high school studies should send their school results to date to get a conditional offer

Selection Rank Adjustments:

Where a student effectively gets ATAR 55, as opposed to the ATAR of 65 required above, ICHM can accept them, but the student will be placed on a “Student Support Agreement”, where they are monitored by ICHM on a fortnightly basis.

A student with an equivalent Internal Entry pass from other countries may also accepted on a Learning Plan. IB results of 20-23 can be accepted on a “Student Support Agreement”.

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 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 2020:


(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds)


(Excluding adjustment factors) *

Highest rank to receive an offer


Median rank to receive an offer


Lowest rank to receive an offer


Notes:* “<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):

Special Consideration:

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 got traditional Year 12 (or equivalent) entry they may be admitted to ICHM on the basis of a Tertiary Preparation Program.

Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP):

The standard program is Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP). The student must pass 8 subjects, 4 at level P1 or above. Where there are simply “pass” grades, the student should pass all 8 subjects. Foundation is traditionally completed in 2 semesters, but where there are failures, and repeats are required the student can complete in 3 semesters. A student may not attempt to pass the 8 subjects in more than 4 semesters.

Eynesbury College offers Diploma of Business Studies, Stage One as alternative to TPP. This requires completion of 8 subjects and student must achieve a grade of 55%.

Where a student has undertaken Australian Year 12 and receives an ATAR of 45 or more they may enrol in the TPP (or Diploma of Business Studies Stage One), and if they pass 4 subjects in one semester with an overall grade of 65% or better, they may enter ICHM with only 4 subjects.

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

Admissions Arrangements for Minors:

Minors may enrol in courses with parental consent, provided they meet the selection criteria for their chosen courses. The details are contained in the Enrolment of Minors Policy: __files/f/16224/Enrolment_of_Minors.pdf

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 Principal.

Applicants with VET Study

Applicants who have completed a national qualification at Certificate III (hospitality or business) or above meet the minimum entry requirements for ICHM.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

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. __files/f/7660/Recognition_of_Prior_Learning.pdf

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.

Applicants with Work & Life Experience

(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 the 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:

Examples include:

  • Vocational Education and Training qualifications including apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Membership of professional associations for which there was a qualifying examination

Employment Experience:

  • 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.

Life Experience:

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. 

Student Profile

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.

The Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) is the only undergraduate qualification offered to students, and as such, the student profile for the qualification is the student profile for the college.

Applicant background

Full year intake - 2020

Number of students

Percentage of all students

(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)



(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study



(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)



(D) Recent secondary education:

  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of
    adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)



  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)



  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)



International students



All students



Notes:          “<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.

Notes:         “<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.

Where to get further information:

Program admission information for Undergraduate qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Since being established in 1992 in partnership with the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) and the South Australian Government, ICHM has produced graduates of the highest calibre that now work at all levels of management within the international hospitality industry.  

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) prepares students for hotel management roles based on the acclaimed Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) model that stresses the importance of learning all aspects of the hotel industry.

As a student, you can choose to finish your studies after completing the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) or, go on to complete postgraduate Master of International Hotel Management. The postgraduate qualification provides students with additional international management studies aimed at giving you a competitive industry advantage.

Each year the ICHM Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) is comprised of six months full time study, followed by a six-month full time industry placement throughout Australia or possibly overseas. Along with the formal academic study, these industry placements play a vital role in their education as well as their career development, providing a wealth of networking opportunities.

The first year of the program is characterised by introducing students to the world of hospitality and the essential components in delivering quality hospitality services to the discerning guest.

The second year of the course builds on the understanding that students have achieved in year 1 and enhances that understanding through introducing the importance of the management skills in supervising hospitality operations whilst introducing some of the broader complexities in relationship to the overall management of hospitality operations.

The third year of the course builds on the understanding the students have achieved in year two and enhances that understanding with a focus on the knowledge, skills and professional competencies required in efficiently and effectively managing operational functions.