Whether you're looking to upskill, make a career change, or study for the first time since high school, starting a new study experience can be challenging.
If you're over the age of 20 when you begin your course, the government, and Angliss, consider you to be a mature aged student.
With a broad range of courses and flexible study options, William Angliss Institute is a great choice for mature-age students.
As a mature age student, we understand that your life, work and family commitments outside of study may demand a lot of your time.
We provide a range of services and assistance to support you in your studies, professional and personal life to enrich your student experience. You can easily access our wellbeing and counselling services, careers and employment information and get study and learning advice.
Angliss has flexible payment options and financial supports, plus a range of equity scholarships available.
A Broad range of courses to suit your needs
Need to get your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), improve your coffee making skills, or just want to learn something new for fun? Our wide range of Short Courses has it all.
If you don't have the time to commit to a full degree, or simply want to upskill or reskill in a particular field, Angliss is the government endorsed specialist in Foods, Tourism, Hospitality and Events vocational courses.
These courses can also offer a pathway to studying an undergraduate degree.
Angliss offers undergraduate bachelor degrees which prepare you to enter the workforce with the skills required for a specific career path. A degree can also offer a pathway to postgraduate study or research.
If you've completed an undergraduate degree or are already in the workforce, postgraduate study can help you become more specialised and delve into areas that you are passionate about.
Angliss offers two specialised postgraduate courses; the Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy by coursework, and a Master of Philosopy by Research or Praxis and Exegesis.
We recognise the valuable skills and life experience that you may already have as a mature aged student. We can credit academic, professional or life skills that are determined to be equivalent to skills that would be covered in specific course units, sometimes called Recognition of Prior Learning. This means you may be able to complete your course in a shorter time.
Meet some of our Mature Age Students
Diploma of Event Management
"The overall support and encouragement from the staff and the opportunities the Institute provides outside the classroom have made it an experience. I'm walking away with life skills and relationships I will tap into for years to come. The course has given me a huge boost in confidence. The networking skills to reach out to industry professionals and gain mentors to guide me through this journey have already been so beneficial."
Certificate II Meat Processing
"I was looking to gain these new skills in meat processing anyway to expand my career and was thrilled to see the course was free through 'Free TAFE'. Having trained at Angliss during my chef apprenticeship it was an easy decision to come back as I enjoyed the environment. The chance of one-on-one learning with the smaller classes made it easier to get an understanding of the task at hand. The ability to practice practical skills without time pressures of the workplace definitely made this first step easier."
Anna de Leeuw Pool
Certificate III Tourism
"I always wanted to study tourism. That desire had been bubbling around in the back of my mind, but I was too busy living life, working, raising a family and having adventures. When I lost my job due to Covid-19, I realised that here was the opportunity I'd been waiting for - to change careers, re-train and head off in the professional direction I'd always dreamed of. As they say, when one door closes, another opens."
Our Student Services are Here to SUPPORT YOU
While you're a student at Angliss, you'll have access to a range of services and assistance to support transitioning to student life and beyond.
We offer comprehensive services throughout your times as a student from Orientation where you will meet your teachers and fellow class-mates, to our Learning Advisors and Wellbeing and Counselling Support team, or through our Careers team who offer networking and support opportunities to students and recent graduates.Learn more