Events and Functions Space

Located in the heart of Melbourne's Docklands precinct, Kangan Institute's Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is the largest and most advanced automotive training facility in the southern hemisphere.

The ACE boasts specialised automotive testing and training facilities as well as meeting and seminar rooms and versatile event spaces with unlimited scope for theming and styling. By choosing to hold your event at the ACE, you'll be working within a space that is purpose-built for training, learning and development.

Why choose the ACE

The ACE's dramatic open plan space is a blank canvas for your imagination. The large industrial space is full of atmosphere and intrigue; perfect if you are searching for a corporate event venue that is a little bit different. It is suitable for a wide range of functions and events, from the intimate to the extravagant.

Catering options can be tailored to almost any event. You may also use your own caterers. Function areas of the building are licenced to serve alcohol.

With our dedicated on-site coordinator you can be confident that your event, no matter how big or small, is in good hands from conception through to execution.

Event spaces

The ACE is equipped for large and small training workshops, seminars and special events with a space to suit your needs for:

  • Professional training and technical events
  • Conferences and trade shows
  • Product launches and events

Our facilities for hire include:

Industry spaces

  • Panoramic city views
  • Full AV set up including three grand retractable screens (3m x 5m), projectors and microphones (VGA, HDMI and sound cables)
  • Vehicle access
  • Multiple power outlets (including three-phase)
  • Capacity: 200 banquet, 300 cocktail

Workshop spaces

  • Large industrial workshop spaces
  • Full AV system with microphones (VGA cables)
  • Vehicle access via lift
  • Expansive city views
  • Separate theory rooms attached
  • Capacity: 120 banquet, 180 cocktail

Theory rooms

  • Includes projector, screen, speakers and whiteboard
  • Capacity: 25 seated

Private boardroom

  • 80 inch flat screen with the ability to plug in VGA cable
  • Kitchenette
  • Capacity: 25 banquet

Training rooms

  • Spray booths
  • PPG refinishing workshop
  • REPCO training rooms
  • Body trades workshop
  • Computer training room

Vehicle and Engine Laboratory

  • Features five dynamometers that are dedicated test rigs for vehicle brakes testing, motorcycles, all-wheel and two-wheel drive cars, heavy vehicles and engine testing.

Contact us

To hire an event space or to find out more please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email