The International College of Hotel Management – ICHM is the leading hotel and hospitality management school in Australia.

Ranked 5th nationwide for student engagement, ICHM scored 85.7% amongst 141 Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions.

As the top-ranked hotel school, ICHM excels in delivering education in hospitality and hotel, with a legacy of over 30 years of success. ICHM stands out as a leader, offering a well-established Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and Master of International Hotel Management.

What makes ICHM not hospitality as usual?

ICHM Courses are designed based on the long-standing Swiss Hotel Association Hotel School Model, with a strong focus on the delivery of Work Integrated Learning placement.

Our unique bachelor degree stands out as the only hospitality program providing 50% of its curriculum through industry-based, paid placements. Whilst the masters degree enjoys a 6-month capstone paid Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement to conclude the 18 months on campus academic study.

All ICHM students have access to paid placement opportunities, integrated into their study plans. These placements involve employment with host organisations, offering students genuine experience of being part of the workforce in the hospitality and hotel sectors.

Adding to the success, we achieved impressive graduate outcomes as indicated by the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) – a national survey of recent graduates which measures employment outcomes, salaries, skills utilisation, further study activities, and graduate satisfaction.

  • 93.0% ICHM undergraduates in overall employment (national average 71.5%)
  • 70.5% ICHM undergraduates in full-time employment (national average 57.7%)

What makes the ICHM WIL program so successful?

ICHM has a dedicated Industry & Career Development (ICD) team with their own significant industry experience supporting students in securing placements and providing valuable insights into career pathways.

Working one on one with ICHM students, the ICD team aligns individual student ambitions with our network of industry partner hotels across Australia and globally. This is to ensure students’ career aspirations are fulfilled but also that each hotel receives a student tailored to meet their specific business needs.

Continuous support is extended to the student and the host hotel throughout the placement period, ensuring that student outcomes and performance goals are successfully attained.

Want to hear a student success story?

Erica, a second-year bachelor’s student at ICHM, did her first Work Integrated Learning placement successfully at the Park Hyatt Melbourne in a housekeeping role where she gained comprehensive knowledge of the department’s operations. She is now enjoying her time as a Hospitality Attendant at Journey Beyond, a multi skilled role that expose her to all aspects of hospitality.

Watch Erica’s ICHM journey here.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the ICHM family!