William Angliss Institute

Charcoal Lane success for Indigenous

Mission Australia and William Angliss Institute have been working together since 2009 to offer Indigenous young people the opportunity to gain training and skills in the hospitality industry.



In 2009 Mission Australia approached the Institute regarding a collaboration to train and develop youths so they could be employed in hospitality and related areas. 

The collaboration resulted in the creation of Charcoal Lane as a unique social enterprise restaurant. Nine years later, and more than 100 students, Charcoal Lane continues to succeed in breaking down barriers, including connection to culture and pathways to education and employment.

On October 17 and 18 the executive chef from Charcoal Lane Greg Hampton will work with Angliss students to prepare a four course dinner using native ingredients.

The Charcoal Lane menu offers native Australian flavours inextricably linked with memory and emotion, inspired by the land that produced them.

Charcoal Lane’s aim is to provide leadership and mentoring to help young Indigenous people achieve their potential and gain long-term independence, while creating a skilled workforce for the hospitality industry.

Training is delivered at Charcoal Lane and WAI. Mission Australia’s vision for reconciliation is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be restored to a place of equity, dignity and respect and William Angliss Institute also does significant work throughout Australia to support this through delivery of accredited training programs that have been contextualised to meet the learning needs of Indigenous young people.



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