Australian Embassy

Media Release - 29/5/2015

Australia promotes skills standards development in Vietnam


Australian Ambassador HE Mr Hugh Borrowman this morning opened a Skills Development Roundtable in Hanoi. The roundtable was part of a series of events aimed at strengthening Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Vietnam, led by the Australian Government in partnership with the Australian Industry Skills Councils.

The roundtable brought government and industry representatives together with training providers to exchange ideas about priorities, challenges and strategies for engaging with industry in the future, under VET reforms in Vietnam.

“The development of human capital is a key feature of Australia’s engagement in Vietnam. Much of our focus to date has been on higher education reforms, but this project, funded by the Australian Government’s aid program, marks a significant shift to greater collaboration in VET reforms, recognising its importance for Vietnam’s future development,” said the Australian Ambassador.

A central aim of the project is to share Australia’s experience in how to better connect the VET system with industry so that training matches industry needs. This is important for fostering economic growth and productivity across ASEAN member countries.

The Australian Government is providing around $A1 million to help build capacity in the development of occupational standards through shared expertise between three countries: Australia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Officials from Vietnam’s General Directorate of Vocational Training also participated in a five-day technical workshop in Sydney in March this year.

For further information, please contact Ms Vu Binh Chau, Communications Officer, Australian Embassy at Tel: 04 3774 0216 or Email: [email protected].