Nguyen Thao Van is an outstanding representative showcasing women in leadership as well as contributing to the community of people with disability

The will to live of the CEO with disability

Thao Van, who is wheelchair-bound, two years ago attended the 10 week course ‘Enabling Women’s Safety and Child Protection’ course at Flinders University, Adelaide under an Australia Awards Fellowship. The course in Australia had great impact on her career and life and gave her more confidence to continue her work assisting people with disability. “Coming back to Vietnam, I realised that Australia had taken many practical and specific actions to promote the integration of people with disabilities,” the CEO said.



Former International Academic Advisor for Australia Awards Vietnam Dr. David Annandale

Alumni and researchers learn how to turn research into internationally published articles

Capitalizing on the success of similar workshops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City over the last two years, Aus4Skills organized a Training Workshop on Research Design on 6 May 2017 at Thai Nguyen University. This is the first time this workshop has been organized in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam.



Fellows reporting on the knowledge gained during their training course Preventing and responding to violence against women and girls

Changing the mindset and actions of Vietnamese women and girls about violence

After attending a 10-week training course at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia Awards Fellows from the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) hoped that with the knowledge they gained, they could contribute to changing the mindset and actions of Vietnamese women and girls facing domestic violence and violence in society more generally.



  Ms Karen Lanyon, Australian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City addresses the Planning Workshop “Promoting Industry Linkages in Vocational Education and Training” in Ho Chi Minh City, in May 2017

‘Employers have a key role in vocational training to reduce skills gap in logistics’

“Businesses need to co-operate with colleges to build the standards for graduation and to develop suitable training programs. They could share market information and information of their recruitment demands. The colleges should also be active in studying the market and developing ties with businesses,” Dr Nguyen Hong Minh, Director General of the General Directorate of Vocational Training, said in his speech at a two-day workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City.



Several Australia Awards alumni makinga group presentation at the Creativity and Innovation workshop

“Creativity and innovation” workshop scores with Australia Awards alumni and fellows

Aus4Skills’ two-day workshop “Creativity and Innovation” received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants, who believed they could put what they had learned to work.


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