William Angliss Institute

Queensland Training Awards finalist for Mossman Gorge Training

Mossman Gorge Training Centre with William Angliss Institute was one of three finalists in the Premier’s Industry Collaboration Award at the 2018 Queensland Training Awards.

The goal of this collaboration was to connect the Indigenous community with the local tourism and hospitality industries, to create traineeships for Indigenous hospitality students and generate opportunities for ongoing employment.

Since the program started in 2014, four of the William Angliss Institute trainees are now employed at the Mossman Gorge Centre, seven residential trainees remain working with their host employers, and a further 12 have transferred to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort.

“This collaboration provides a supported system of training that is a life-transforming experience for participants.  The combination of mentor support, real work experience and a guaranteed job outcome means a future with continued long term employment in the industry, personal and financial security, self-confidence and improved self-esteem for graduating trainees,” National Training Manager Karon Hepner said.   

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia opened award-winning Mossman Gorge Centre in 2012 and started a collaboration with registered training organisation William Angliss Institute in 2014 to lead an Indigenous training program at the newly established Mossman Gorge Training Centre.

The Centre now provides employment opportunities for approximately 80 Indigenous staff and 20 Indigenous Trainees which comprise 90 per cent of the total workforce at the Centre.  The Centre includes a Café, Art Gallery and Gift Shop, Eco Shuttles and daily guided Indigenous walks.

As one of the first programs of its kind in Australia, the Centre with William Angliss Institute had to innovate and adapt the delivery of the program to the individual learning needs of the Indigenous students both in the training room and in the workplace.

The 2018 Queensland Training Awards announced the winners on 8 September, with a field of more than 840 nominees down to just 85 finalists across 14 categories.

These training awards showcase the tremendous achievements of the state’s finest apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers, trainers, employers and organisations.

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