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Minister Tierney launches new Gelateria and Chocolateria

The timing couldn't be more fitting as we officially announced our new Chocolateria and Gelateria right before Easter.

On Monday 11 April, The Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, visited the Melbourne campus to launch the new training facilities, resulting from an investment of $795600 from the TAFE Asset Maintenance Fund.

Two key upgrades include the refurbishment of the Chocolateria and a new Gelateria kitchen which have been transformed into state-of-the-art facilities, driven out of the high demand for the patisserie program classes thanks to the Institute's innovation in the industry.

The bespoke chocolate making fit out has also been designed like a chocolate kitchen of the future, positioning the Institute at the forefront of international chocolate academies in teaching facilities, research and development.

The Chocolateria is accessible to students for an 11 week course as part of the Institute's patisserie course - one of the leading patisserie courses in the country. In addition, the Institute has collaborated with Carpigiani Gelato University (CGU) to offer CGU gelato making courses in Australia and New Zealand – which is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and the only replica of the course being offered outside of CGU headquarters in Bologna, Italy.

"This new Gelateria and Chocolateria is an absolute treat for people who want to hone their chocolate-making skills or to study traditional Italian gelato-making – before making their mark on Victoria's hospitality industry," said Minister Tierney.

"Our investment in this facility is just one example of our continued support for TAFE and training – allowing Victorian jobseekers get world-class training in their own backyard while ensuring local industries prosper."

The facilities have been architecturally designed to mirror the industry with new and integrated technology which provides a more intuitive space for development and learning that is unique to a general kitchen or laboratory, offering an immersive experience for students.

"We are extremely happy to offer these courses and the new facilities will provide a unique experience for students to train and learn the skills to develop and support their entrepreneurial goals," said William Angliss Institute CEO Nicholas Hunt.

In addition to the new Chocolateria and Gelateria, state-of-the-art classroom space and new student learning commons will provide better and more flexible training amenities for a greater number of students across the patisserie and cookery classes.

The new facility builds on William Angliss Institute's reputation as Australia's best large training provider in 2021 and will enhance the local pipeline of world-class food and hospitality workers, as the industry emerges from the pandemic.

Click the links to learn more about our Certificate IV in Patisserie, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery/Certificate IV in Patisserie dual qualification and Diploma of Food Science and Technology courses, enrolling now. You can also visit the new facilities on Open Day.

Published 21 April 2022