William Angliss Institute of TAFE

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William Angliss Institute
TypeTAFE Institute
Administrative staff
Students21,500 including 1,000 international
Location555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
CEOMr Nicholas Hunt

William Angliss Institute of TAFE is a TAFE institute located in the Melbourne CBD, Victoria, Australia providing a specialist centre for training and vocational education in Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts. It is the oldest and largest provider of hospitality training in Victoria, with the capacity to train up to 1400 chefs and patissiers a year.[1]

The Institute has participated in projects in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Tonga and Samoa. International joint venture campuses are located in China at Shanghai University, Shanghai, Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, Nanjing, Zhejiang Tourism College, Hangzhou, China Tourism Management Institute, Tianjin.

A wide selection of study options are offered from short courses, apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and bachelor's degrees under the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Singapore Campus[edit]

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) appointed the William Angliss Institute in 2011 to set up an integrated CET Centre to deliver training for the tourism and hospitality industries as well as to conduct national skills assessment for existing tourism workers. It is the intention of WDA to collaborate with Angliss to build the Centre into a leading tourism training institute for Singaporeans.

The William Angliss Institute Tourism CET Centre will provide a range of Tourism related WSQ Qualifications. These include Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Diplomas in:

  • Attractions
  • Hotel and Accommodation Services
  • MICE and Events
  • Tour and Travel Services
  • Tourism

In addition to traditional on campus delivery methods[clarification needed] the William Angliss Institute CET Centre will deliver a range of short courses through to full qualifications in industry.

Sri LankaCampus[edit]

As a joint venture of SLIIT, Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM)[2] and William Angliss Institute (WAI), Australia launched the first ever internationally recognized school for hospitality management in Sri Lanka[3]. Press conference to announce the launch was held on 17th July 2012 at the Atrium lobby, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo amidst large gathering of distinguish guests, media, staff and representatives from WAI, Australia.


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.[4]

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.[5]

The Institute started The Coffee Academy in 2002 offering three-hour Coffee@Home courses on a monthly basis, as well as more advanced sessions in coffee sensory evaluation, fully accredited courses in Espresso Making using quality commercial machines and even overseas coffee tours.[6]

Embracing technology, the Institute purchased bulk phone-PDAs in 2005 in a pilot program to run teacher designed flash animation games to help deliver training, multimedia assignments and assessments for subjects such as coffee making, waiting, pastry baking, meat processing and event management.[7]

France's most decorated chef, Paul Bocuse, lectured cookery students at William Angliss Institute in 2006.[8]


  1. ^ David Wilson, Unspoilt broth seeks more cooks, My Career section, The Age, September 23, 2006. Accessed September 7, 2008
  2. ^ The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management, [1]
  3. ^ Globally recognised Hospitality Management degree now offered for the first time in Sri Lanka at SLIIT, [2]
  4. ^ History of William Angliss Institute William Angliss Institute website, Accessed September 7, 2008
  5. ^ Farrah Tomazin, Education Reporter, Angliss students really know how to party, The Age, June 6, 2003. Accessed September 7, 2008
  6. ^ Leanne Tolra, Cafe society, BYO machine, The Age, September 5, 2006. Accessed September 7, 2008
  7. ^ Lia Timson, College's course material soon to be all in hand, The Age, September 13, 2005. Accessed September 7, 2008
  8. ^ Lorna Edwards, Master chef stirs passions, The Age, June 6, 2006. Accessed September 7, 2008

Coordinates: 37°48′46″S 144°57′13″E / 37.81278°S 144.95361°E / -37.81278; 144.95361