Australian Embassy

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English language and hospitality skills training program launched in Da Nang with support from Australian Government


Australian Ambassador to Vietnam HE Mr Hugh Borrowman launched a pilot vocational education training program in Da Nang today.

The training will give participants internationally recognised service and culinary skills, as well as improved English skills, to help them take advantage of increased work opportunities in the region under the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the ASEAN Economic Community, especially in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

“The Australian Government is pleased to support this initiative, which will equip participants with valuable skills for a promising future in the tourism and hospitality sector in the region, including Australia.”

The program has received $250,000 in seed funding from the Australian Government and will be delivered by the William Angliss Institute in partnership with Dong A University. The pilot program will train approximately 80 participants; 60 of them in front line hospitality guest service, and 20 in culinary skills.

The aim of the seed funding  is to help build a platform in Central Vietnam for internationally-recognized vocational training in hospitality and tourism.

William Angliss Institute specialises in the food, tourism and hospitality industry and has been working with the ASEAN Secretariat since 2004 on Mutual Recognition Agreements in these sectors. 

“This program will utilise Australia’s world-class vocational education and training expertise and builds on existing collaboration between Australia and Vietnam to help develop Vietnam’s vocational education and training sector.”

The launch of the program took place during Taste of Australia week, the Australian Government’s first celebration of Australian food, beverage and cuisine across Vietnam.