In 1940, prominent Melbourne businessman Sir William Angliss founded 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.
Since then, William Angliss Institute has provided specialist education and training in foods, tourism and hospitality.
These are hands on customer focused vocations that attract creative and enthusiastic students globally. The 21,900 enrolments in 2010 comprised of local and international students based on-campus or participating in workplace training.
Along with the main campus in the centre of Melbourne, Australia, the Institute also delivers training through an Industry Training Centre in Sydney, interstate offices in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia four joint venture campuses in China and through national and international consultancy projects around the world.
For 70 years William Angliss Institute has been helping people learn what they love.
About William Angliss Institute in Singapore
The WDA is developing a Continuing Education and Training (CET) infrastructure under the CET Master plan, announced by the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in February 2008 which aims to strengthen the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system as a national credentialing system for skills. WSQ is relevant to and recognised by industry, embraces adult learning principles, and provides means and pathways to help all workers learn for life, and advance with skills.
The WDA appointed William Angliss Institute to set up an integrated CET Centre to deliver training for the Tourism industry 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, where learning is shaped by knowledge, skills and attitudes.The values, expertise and experience built up since 1940 and as a designated Specialist Centre in Victoria, Australia, in addition to solid partnerships across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, enable the Institute to offer WDA a powerful partnership in achieving this goal.
The William Angliss Institute Tourism CET Centre will provide a range of Tourism related WSQ Qualifications. These include Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Diplomas in
- Hotel and Accommodation Services
- MICE and Events
- Tour and Travel Services
In addition to traditional on campus delivery methods the William Angliss Institute CET Centre will work closely with the Tourism Industry to deliver a range of short courses through to full qualifications in industry. The Institute will bring its years of experience of on-the-job training to Singapore to not only develop the skills of those students wishing to enter the industry but to further develop the skills of those already working in the Tourism sector.
Customising programs to meet the specific needs of our clients is a speciality of the Institute which we will be offering to the Singapore market. Allowing choice in the selection of elective units that can be offered to our clients allows us to meet their business needs and address the skills gaps of their employees. In such a diverse and dynamic sector, the one solution fits-all approach doesn’t offer the flexibility that our clients are looking for.
The Institute’s tailor-made solutions include:
- Assessment and skills acquisition for new hires
- Skills upgrading and assessment for existing employees
- Training for frontline staff, supervisors and managers
- Training, induction and simulation programs for new hotel openings
- Training needs analysis and skills audits
- Workplace Delivery methods
- Assessment and certification
- Qualifications as a staff retention and career planning strategy
The Institute’s CET Centre will be based at a newly renovated space at United Square, Novena. The facilities include a number of flexible classroom spaces, a computer training room, Front Office training room, an accommodation training suite, student lounge and library. The Centre will be the hub of Tourism training delivery in Singapore.