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William Angliss Institute

We are Specialist Centre for hospitality, tourism and culinary arts training and education.

William Angliss Institute is the Government endorsed specialist training provider for the foods, tourism, hospitality and events industries, delivering a range of courses within Australia and internationally. With around 18,000 students enrolling each year, we offer a broad range of training and education programs including accredited traineeships and apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas, short courses, graduate certificates and degrees.

For 75 years we have earned a strong global reputation through the delivery of innovative training solutions and consultancy services to clients across Australia and abroad. Established in 1940, our main campus is located in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district. Over the years, we have grown nationally with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, servicing both metropolitan and regional areas across the country. We also deliver specialist training through our four joint-venture campuses in China and through various international consultancy projects throughout the world.

Type TAFE Institute
Established 1940
Administrative staff
400+
Students 21,500 including 1,000 international
Location 555 La Trobe Street, MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
Campus Melbourne
CEO Mr Nicholas Hunt
Website http://www.angliss.edu.au/
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History

In 1940 Melbourne businessman Sir William Charles Angliss donated money to start a specialist trade or technical school specialising in providing training and education opportunities for the hospitality and foods industries. Initially called the William Angliss Food Trades School, apprenticeship courses were offered in pastry, butchery, breadmaking and baking, cooking and waiting.

As links with the Food and Hospitality industries developed additional courses in hospitality administration, catering, and food and beverage service were initiated during the 1960s. Courses in Tourism were added in the 1970s. These changes lead to the school being renamed first the William Angliss College and then as William Angliss Institute of TAFE.

In 2001 the Travel and Tourism Department of the Institute developed a 3-month short course in Dance Music Event Operations, to provide training in line with the growth of Melbourne's electronic dance scene. The course received accreditation by the Victorian Qualifications Authority in 2003.

More About the University

In recent research conducted by the Social Research Centre for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2013, outcomes were examined for students who recently completed their training.

The research highlighted that:

  • more than 90% of our graduates were working or undertaking further training since completing their course
  • more than 90% of our graduates were satisfied with the quality of their training
  • more than 80% of our graduates highlighted the relevance of the training they received
  • more than 80% of our graduates confirmed that they fully or partly achieved their main reason for training.

The proportion of William Angliss Institute graduates in employment or further training is higher than the average for Victorian TAFEs and higher than the average for all Australian TAFEs.

Available Transfer Pathways:

Hospitality Programmes

  • Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality
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