Quality Assurance

Australia’s education and training system requires institutions to meet and continue to improve its internationally renowned standards; following is evidence of the high quality of education provided for students at ICHM. 



ICHM is a private Higher Education Provider owned by Charles Darwin University (CDU). CDU is ranked by Times Higher Education among the world's top 300 universities. Times Higher Education also placed CDU in joint 31st position in its 2016 rankings of the best 150 universities in the world aged less than 50 years old.


Australia’s Higher Education providers are registered and monitored by a number of Commonwealth Government departments and agencies. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has responsibility for the registration of ICHM, and to approve its courses. Reflecting its high quality, ICHM has been approved for seven years, the longest term TEQSA is able to approve private providers. 

ESOS Framework ; cricos.education.gov.au/

TEQSA also registers education providers under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act; the ESOS Act protects the rights of international students studying in Australia. International students should use the link above to view the ESOS framework and Act, or download a fact sheet here

ICHM has obtained registration, and is listed on the CRICOS register. ICHM Pty Ltd is the registered provider and is Provider Number 02914G. All courses and qualifications listed below are Registered Courses with CRICOS Course Codes as follow:

Registered Courses                                                              Course Code

Bachelor of International Hotel Management
(Swiss Hotel Association)

Bachelor of Business
(Hospitality Management)
Associate Degree in Hospitality Management 075808F
Study Abroad 078998D


The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training, incorporating the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. Significantly, according to the AQF both the ICHM Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and the Bachelor of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association) are rated as equivalent in standing to any Australian university degree, having been approved by TEQSA.
The SHA Diploma is not an AQF award and is conferred by the Swiss Hotel Association subject to their requirements.


The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students for higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. Each year of study successfully completed at ICHM attracts ECTS credits.


ICHM utilises the world class facilities of the TAFE SA Regency Campus to deliver their degree programs. All ICHM degrees are delivered by dedicated staff employed directly by ICHM.

FEE-HELP Provider

The Commonwealth Department of Education has approved ICHM as a FEE-HELP provider. As indicated elsewhere, FEE-HELP allows Australian students to obtain student loans. The Study Assist website provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.


The Commonwealth Department of Education maintains Tuition Assurance to ensure international students are protected in case of provider failure. ICHM is registered for such Tuition Assurance.

For domestic students, it is traditional for ICHM to cover all students through membership of a Tuition Assurance arrangement. Currently ICHM is partially exempted from this rule, and the Commonwealth Department of Education covers domestic students who use FEE-HELP as they already cover international students. See attached below.
Domestic students who do not use FEE-HELP remain covered by the authorised Tuition Assurance provider.

 Statement of Tuition Assurance Exemption.pdf