In 1940, prominent Melbourne businessman, Sir William Angliss, donated funds to establish Australia's first trade college dedicated to providing training for the food industry. The William Angliss Food Trades School was born. Quickly gaining national recognition and prominence, the School continued to build on these foundations, expanding the extent and variety of its programs.
At the request of local industry leaders during the 1960s, programs in hospitality administration, catering, and food and beverage service were introduced. In the mid-1970s tourism programs were introduced, leading to the school officially being renamed William Angliss College and later William Angliss Institute of TAFE.
Today, William Angliss Institute is a dedicated training provider for the hospitality, tourism and foods industries, delivering a range of courses from four-year degrees ,Australian Accredited Apprenticeships to short courses.
Each year over 15,000 students including 1000 international students are trained at the main campus in Melbourne, Victoria. The Institute also delivers training direct to industry partners through offices interstate, four joint venture campuses in China and international consultancy projects around the world.
The Institute also contributes to a number of ongoing local community programs.
As the Government endorsed Specialist Centre for Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, William Angliss Institute works with industry leaders to develop innovative training solutions that meets the needs of today's industry, including membership and affiliation with a range of Australian and international industry and educational organisations.
In 2008 91.9% of William Angliss Institute graduates found work, or went on to further study within six months of completing their course (National Centre for Vocational Education Research - Student Outcomes Survey 2008). This success rate is approximately 7% greater than the State and National average for all vocational, education and training providers.
In the future William Angliss Institute seeks to contribute to the advancement of the industries in which it works by developing highly skilled employees and encouraging innovation.
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The industry-standard training facilities including simulated and live class rooms; experienced trainers; and vibrant industry network at the Institute contribute to one of the highest graduate outcomes in Australia.
State of the art training facilities including equipment as used in professional kitchens; simulated and live classrooms; flexible learning delivery methods; and over 400 academic and support staff with industry experience and contacts all mean students are well prepared to enter the workforce, update current qualifications, or undertake further study.
• Confectionery Manufacturing
• Entertainment Operations
• Food Science and Technology
• Meat Processing
• Retail Travel Sales
• Resort Management
• Youth Programs
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Enrolled at William Angliss Institute's Melbourne campus are 1,110 international students from 50 countries. An additional 1,000 students are enrolled offshore through four joint campuses in China.
The Institute's international arm has flourished, generating export revenue of $13m out of an overall revenue of $45m, contributing significantly to the organization's net profit and re-investment strategy.
William Angliss Institute is regarded as the designated specialist in human resource development (HRD) in the tourism and hospitality sector, delivering customized solutions to local, national, international, government and industry partners globally.
Tailor-made solutions include:
• Vocational training systems
• Hotel pre-opening training and simulation programs
• Training needs analysis
• Curriculum design and development
• Learning resources development
• Tourism trainer professional development programs;
• Skills audits
• Certification and employment programs.
WAI's extensive partnerships, well-developed international student recruitment network, diversifications strategy, innovative programs, tailor-made solutions and sound risk management approach sets the Institute apart, contributing to its export success and realizing its vision of being a global specialist training organization in tourism and hospitality.
William Angliss Institute is dedicated to maintaining and developing its status as a specialist leader in education, training and associated services to the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industries locally, nationally and internationally. Looking forward, the Institute seeks to continue building a pro-active organisation capable of self determination which adds significant value to its students, the industry and the broader community.
The Institute is committed to challenging existing industry practices, building on its leadership role, researching and developing its products and programs, increasing staff capability and continuing to be an active member of industry.
The result is a strategic direction that builds on the strengths of the Institute and provides a pathway for the continued development of the Institute as a significant industry and community asset.
"Through the influence of William Angliss Institute
the hospitality, tourism and food industries are populated by outstanding individuals who challenge existing practices and seek opportunities to excel"
William Angliss Institute
555 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone: +61 3 9606 2169
Fax: +613 9670 1330