At the discussion on Australia – Vietnam education partnership and Aus4Skills Phase 2

Through the program, the Australian Government will offer Australia Awards Scholarships for Vietnamese citizens to undertake fully funded studies at Australian universities, deliver Australian alumni professional development activities and grants that support Vietnam’s development, and implement higher education capacity building activities with university leaders.

Speaking at the event, Prof., Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Minister of MOET said that Vietnam and Australia continue to be strategic partners in education and training, which is essential to Vietnam's human resource development and economic goals. Vietnam is grateful for Australia’s continued support for its education priorities and sustainable socio-economic growth. 

“Australia’s Aus4Skills program remains highly relevant to supporting Vietnam’s future human resource development priorities, especially as it navigates the challenges presented by COVID-19. Over the decades, education has created various partnerships between Vietnamese and Australian people and organizations. Through these partnerships, Australians and Vietnamese have contributed to Vietnam’s continued socio-economic development across a wide range of priority sectors, such as governance and economic growth, infrastructure and transport, water and sanitation, education, gender equality, and agriculture and rural development.” said H.E. Ms Robyn Mudie, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam.

At the signing ceremony

From 2016 to 2021, over 105,000 Vietnamese students have benefited from improved teaching, curriculum and management supported by Australia’s Aus4Skills program. Some of the program’s many results include funding 240 Australia Awards Scholarships for Vietnamese citizens to study at Australia universities; delivering over 1 million AUD in grant funding for 95 Australian alumni-led development projects in Vietnam; running 162 professional development events attended by over 7,500 Australian alumni in Vietnam; strengthening the teaching practices of 339 Vietnamese university and vocational education and training (VET) lecturers; partnering logistics businesses and VET colleges to improve logistics workforce skills and training; renewing 147 VET and university course curricula; generating 11 formal partnerships between Australian and Vietnamese universities and VET colleges; and supporting improved gender equality training for over 59,000 Vietnamese government officials.

Reported by Chung Anh