Increasing Competitive Education Environment
Australasian university pathway provider UP Education has acquired Adelaide based International College of Hotel Management from Charles Darwin University. ICHM is the only official Swiss Hotel Association affiliate school in Australia. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate business, hotel and hospitality management degrees. “I’m pleased CDU could sell ICHM to a trusted partner like UP Education who operates as a pathway provider for the university,” said Simon Maddocks, the Vice-chancellor of Charles Darwin University. “The acquisition by UP Education at this time of growth will assist ICHM as it continues to attract students in an increasingly competitive education environment,” he added. “UP Education is well placed to support ICHM as it looks to grow domestic and international student enrolments,” said Natalie Simmons, the CEO of ICHM.
UP Education: Pioneer in Skill Based Learning
UP Education provides outstanding higher education learning opportunities throughout New Zealand and Australia. It is New-Zeeland’s largest provider of skill-based learning. It collaborates with a number of universities such as Charles Darwin University, University of Tasmania and Swinburne University of Technology, University of Auckland, AUT University, and Victoria University Wellington. UP Education Group CEO Mark Rushworth said he is pleased to bring a higher education provider of ICHM’s stature and academic strength into the UP Education portfolio. CEO of ICHM Natalie Simmons said, “UP Education has given the ICHM leadership team confidence in a shared vision for the future, and with their support, we can continue to build on our mission to be at the forefront of hospitality education.” The new ownership comes into effect in January 2020. Under the ownership, ICHM will continue its day-to-day operations with its current management and staff.