Credit Transfer/Advanced Standing


Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or credit transfers for study taken at another institution; as well as time they may have spent working in the hospitality industry.

Approved credit may reduce a students overall cost and study workload.
 

Students are encouraged to apply for credit transfer/advanced standing for study taken at another institution; as well as time they may have spent working in the hospitality industry.

Approved credit may reduce a students overall cost and study workload.

This policy is most commonly applied to:
  • Students who have undertaken some study at other hotel schools looking to transfer, and gain the advantage of the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) or; or Master of International Hotel Management (SHA).
  • People with business-related diplomas or degrees wanting to enter the hotel industry to change their career direction.
  • Industry personnel with experience and some training seeking qualifications with international recognition.
Industry Experience Requirement:

ICHM uses reflection to enhance teaching and learning, as such there are requirements that students have hospitality industry experience before entering the second or third years of the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management).

The Following Requirements Apply:

• To enter Year 2 of the ICHM Bachelor degree program, students are expected to have a minimum of 400 hours previous industry experience.
• To enter Year 3 of the ICHM Bachelor degree program, students are expected to have a minimum of 800 hours previous industry experience.
• Students entering the ICHM Bachelor degree program and undertaking a combination of Year 1 and 2 subjects in their first semester of study are not required to have the minimum of 400 hours previous industry experience.

To apply for recognition you must:
  • Submit a full application to ICHM indicating that you want to apply for recognition of your prior learning.
  • Students will be required to submit certified English translations of all academic/other documents (e.g. curriculum) where necessary.
  • Where recognition is not granted prior to commencement students will be required to attend classes until exemptions are determined.
  • As part of the recognition assessment, where students are unable to provide sufficient documentation and evidence, recognition cannot be granted.
  • A process of appeal is available in cases of disputes over decisions or refunds granted under these policies.