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Promoting Vocational Education between Vietnam and Australia

 

On 14 April, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam and Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) launched Australia’s next phase of support for Vietnam’s vocational education and training (VET).

Australian Embassy in Vietnam and MOLISA have officially launched Australia next phase of support for Vietnam vocational education and training
The Australian Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) - have officially launched Australia’s next phase of support for Vietnam’s vocational education and training.

Over the past four years, Australia through Aus4Skills has strengthened the engagement of Vietnam’s logistics industry in VET to help ensure that students graduate with the skills required by logistics sector employers.

Since 2017, more than 5,300 Vietnamese vocational students have benefitted from improved teaching quality in colleges supported by Aus4Skills. Enrolments in logistics courses in these colleges have increased eight-fold and graduates from these colleges are in higher demand due to their job readiness.

The support programme focuses on the logistics industry, an industry prioritised for development in Vietnam and expected to contribute 8%-10% to total national income by 2025. Australia has considerable experience in this industry.

This next phase of the project, valued up to 13.8 million AUD (10.26 million USD) commenced in 2021 and will see this successful model extended over four years (2021-2025). The project is designed to help Vietnam upskill its workforce – a crucial factor for Vietnam to meet its ambitious 2045 target of being a high-income country.

Australia’s assistance, provided through the Aus4Skills programme, will focus on continued cooperation with MOLISA’s Directorate for Vocational Education and Training, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, colleges and industry partners. The project activities, with continued linkages and inputs from industry, will offer professional development for Vietnamese vocational teachers, managers and leaders, frameworks to ensure quality training, and curriculum that matches the needs of industry.

The project will also continue to encourage access to training and employment to women and people with disabilities in the logistics sector, which has traditionally been viewed as an industry for men.

MOLISA Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung giving his remarks at the event
MOLISA Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung giving his remarks at the event.

“In Vietnam, logistics is identified as an important service industry of the national economy that supports connectivity and economic development. A skilled workforce is key to developing the logistics industry. With the launch of Aus4Skills VET Phase 2, I strongly believe this is another step to realise a shared vision of Australia and Vietnam to upskill the workforce in Vietnam,” said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung.

Ms Bridget Collier Acting Deputy Ambassador of Australia to Vietnam
Ms. Bridget Collier, Acting Deputy Ambassador of Australia to Vietnam.

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie said “Australia remains committed to supporting Vietnam in its next stage of development, including strengthening the skills of its workforce. A skilled workforce will help Vietnam's industries remain competitive. This is very important in order to help Vietnam promote its economy and recover from the pandemic. We are happy to share with you, through the Aus4Skills programme, our experiences in building a dynamic and industry-led vocational education and training system.”

Source: Luong Hanh-laodong.vn

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