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William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT

William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT is Sri Lanka’s largest private hospitality institute, based in the SLIIT campus in Malabe. This institute focuses all of its efforts to develop students entering into the Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Tourism and Events Industry. William Angliss Institute Australia is a well-recognised institute with a history of over 75 years and in the Melbourne campus, they annually have over 21,500 local clients and students and 1,300 international students from over 45 countries with more than 100,000 graduates worldwide.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT is well facilitated with a fully-equipped training kitchen, including a functioning in-house restaurant. All of the courses are designed to meet the industry standards to ensure that that the graduates are “Career Ready” and also comforting the parents that they justified the needs of their children in the right careerpath.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT gives a different form of education based on the needs and popularity of the hospitality and tourism market in Sri Lanka.
Why Sri Lanka?
With the ending of the war which lasted nearly 30 years, Sri Lanka began to develop its opportunities to engage in industries like hospitality and tourism more than before. Considering these opportunities and other facts like Sri Lanka’s natural beauty, historical and cultural values and also taking into consideration several other unique facts, William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT has put its efforts in helping the growth of the industry since 2013.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT offers a variety of courses related to the dynamic needs of the industry. The programs offered include the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (2 years), Certificate IV in Commercial cookery (18 months), Certificate IV in Patisserie (18 months) and Diploma of Event Management which is a part time 2 years course. The curriculum is conducted in English, with English support provided and students have possible Degree pathways in Australia. Recently William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT introduced the Diploma in Event Management that provides professional training for individuals who are interested in organising functions, media events and conventions.
The institute is planning to commence Certificate IV in Patisserie at the end of September, 2019. This program is ideal for a person having a sweet tooth and a passion for savories and desserts.
Job market
With the development of the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka, there is a huge demand for skilled enthusiastic people to join the industry. From William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT, approximately 30% of the graduates apply to go to Australia while the remaining 70% of the graduates look for career opportunities in and around Sri Lanka as well as internationally.
Even though the competition is high, the industry is looking for employees who are dynamic, qualified, trained, talented and have a high competency in Englis Language. While helping the students to accomplish those targets, William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT also helps the students

…build up strong relationships and networks within the industry through introducing the students to the leading pioneers in the industry, through guest lecturers, interviews and opportunities to volunteer in banquets and functions. Currently William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT has 90% plus employment rate which is a goldmine for dedicated and hard working students.
Development of the student
The curriculum at William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT is a blend of practical skills and subject knowledge, and it is designed to challenge the student to think outside the box. This allows the students to be more creative and push themselves as an individual to develop interpersonal skills. William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT is willing to give skilled and vibrant Sri Lankans a chance to be productive and valuable through team work, designing and a “can do” attitude.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT does not believe in classroom learning all of the time. Therefore, the students get to look at the field in a more practical way, and they even get the chance of conducting their own events and to participate in iconic private events.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT is the only institute that represents Sri Lanka in the ‘YOUNG CHEF OLYMPIAD’, and in the past two years consecutively they have been among the finalists by placing Sri Lankan cuisine on the world stage.
Why William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT?
At William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT, students start from the very basic level, which provides a chance for a desired candidate to learn accurate methods.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT has a unique model and their curriculum is updated approximately every five years to meet the industry changes and demands.
William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT gives the opportunity for their students to mix and mingle with domestic and international student’s methods and events which provide them the opportunity to widen their knowledge and experience. Among many others, William Angliss Institute @ SLIITput their greatest possible effort to add quality to what they deliver and focus mainly on continuous improvement.
In discussion
Currently William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT is planning to introduce a variety of short courses. These courses will be beneficial for current employees in the industry or any other person who has a passion for food and are looking out to up-skill or multi-skill their talents.
The institute is also planning to give opportunities for young people, those who have been juvenile offenders accused and punished for petty crimes, the chance to develop self-confidence and to introduce career opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry and be a good citizen to the community and country. It is all about youth engagement and contribution to society. Other programs being created and in the pipe-line are for the disabled and impaired to open up career opportunities.
Requirements to join
The required qualification to register for a course, a candidate must have five passes from G.C.E. (O./L.) Examination, including English Language as one of the subjects offered for the examination and the passion and a good attitude towards the industry. Competency in the English language is required as the curriculum is in English. William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT has three intakes per year, in February, June and September. Due to the limited number of seats, applicants are reminded to send their applications and register for the courses immediately.
For further information, contact, Kiran on +9477 926 4632, Nilangi on +9477 880 0368 or +9411 240 7780-2, visit our website on for more information or send an email [email protected]

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