Australian Embassy

Media Release - Australian Schools Exhibition - Australian Embassy Hanoi


Australian Schools Open Day 2010, an annual exhibition organised by the Australian Government, will be held as follows:

Ho Chi Minh City
08:30 – 13:00
Saturday 15 May 2010
Legend Hotel Saigon
2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1 44B

13:30 – 17:00
Sunday 16 May 2010
Melia Hanoi Hotel
Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem

Now in its sixth year, Australian Schools Open Day 2010 continues to raise the profile of Australian schools to Vietnamese students and their families. This year, representatives from more than thirty Australian high schools will be participating in the exhibition, providing information about their education programs, curriculum and education pathways, as well as practical advice about the benefits of living and studying in Australia.

Australian Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Mr Tony Burchill, highlighted the importance of the exhibition in promoting Australian schools to Vietnam. “Australia is a popular destination for Vietnamese students who value its world class education system, reputable institutions and excellent studying and living environment. Strong growth continues across all levels of education with almost 24,000 enrolments in Australia in 2009 and a 20 per cent growth in secondary education enrolments between 2008 and 2009”.

“The Australian Schools Open Day is a key event for raising awareness of the Australian school system in Vietnam. It enables students and their families to meet and talk directly with representatives from a wide range of institutions to gain an understanding of the programs that are available and the studying and living environments they offer, factors that are critical to the decisions that families make about their children’s future education”, Mr Burchill said.

Australia’s internationally renowned education system and excellent study environment is supported by a lifestyle that is attractive to foreign students, offering cultural diversity, beautiful natural landscapes, a safe social environment and a relatively affordable cost of living.