The Australian Association of Hotel Schools (AAHS)

International College of Hotel Management

Since opening its doors to students in 1993, the Adelaide based International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) in association with the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) and the South Australian Government; has attracted students from 80 different countries as it prepares them for a successful career at the top end of the international hotel industry. Comments ICHM graduate Justin Pitt Executive Assistant Manager at the Anantara Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, “ICHM provides students with an extensive knowledge base that can be translated into real success in the hospitality industry”.

ICHM is the only SHA school outside of Europe; founded in 1882 and opening the very first hotel school in Lausanne, the SHA has for more than a century been the official industry organisation in Switzerland setting the standards in hotel management education for the rest of the world to follow.
“The quality for which the Swiss Hotel Association is famous is delivered in Australia by ICHM, young men and women can enrol in Adelaide and be confident that they will benefit from our reputation” Christoph Juen – General Manager, Swiss Hotel Association (SHA).

“One Program, Two Degrees”

  • Bachelor of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association)
  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

For the very first time the SHA is allowing ICHM to offering a degree in their name; students now complete their studies with two internationally recognised degrees. During their studies students study for six months of each year at the ICHM Regency based campus, undertaking a rigorous academic and practical program covering all areas of hotel and hospitality management.

All new students live in ICHM’s modern on-campus accommodation complex comprised of villa style apartments during their academic semesters.

The second six months of each year consists of industry placements or internships, an essential and extremely valuable part of the course. ICHM has built an enviable reputation for the quality of the industry placements arranged for students allowing them to travel the world, working in hotels in Australia and overseas, be it Sydney, Melbourne or the Gold Coast to Dubai, London or Hong Kong! As Murphy Loh who took on a placement in Malaysia comments, “the Ritz Carlton brand has openly welcomed me to be a part of their team. Thank you ICHM for offering me the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious leader of the hotel industry”.

ICHM graduates are on every continent enjoying successful careers; working as supervisors and specialists through to senior and general managers. Their employers range from boutique establishments to large multi-national hotels and resorts; many graduates are also employed in a business or managerial capacity across other non-hospitality related industries. An ICHM qualification truly is the passport to a successful career.

ICHM is also an approved FEE-Help provider.

International College of Hotel Management

Admissions Office
137 Days Road
SA 5010

Freecall (Aust. only): 1800 246 875
Phone: (+61) 8 8228 3636