Australia continues to promote vocational education in Vietnam

The Australian Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) officially announced the next phase of the Aus4skills VET project on promoting logistics industry linkages with vocational education and training in Vietnam on April 14.

At the launch ceremony for the project
At the launch ceremony for the project

The 13.8 million AUD project, lasting from 2021 to 2025, aims to help Vietnam improve the skills of its workforce in order to achieve the ambitious goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045.

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.

The Vietnam - Australia Human Resource Development programme (Aus4Skills) has boosted the linkages of logistics enterprises with vocational education in Vietnam, helping ensure the skills of graduates meet the requirements of employers in the logistics industry.

More than 5,300 students from several vocational education and training institutions have benefited from the Aus4Skill programme since 2017 through improved teaching quality. Admission rates to logistics-related courses in these institutions have increased eightfold and graduates are welcomed by employers as they can work immediately.

In addition, the project will create opportunities for women and people with disabilities to access vocational education and jobs in the logistics industry, considered a profession for men, although women have sufficient skills and capacities in this field.

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 enterprise-led vocational education and training system.”