Key representatives from Vietnam visit Australia for hands-on study tour

Key representatives from Vietnam are taking part in a study tour as part of the “Promoting Industry Linkages with Vocational Education and Training (VET)” professional
development activities funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

On 5 March, the first group of Vietnamese logistics business managers, VET colleges and Government of Vietnam high-ranking officials arrived in Australia for a ten-day study tour to learn from the Australian experience in Industry-led Vocational Education and Training, focusing on logistics.

This educational, hands-on study tour, delivered by Griffith University’s International Business Development Unit, will provide participants with the opportunity to understand how Australia’s Industry-led VET model works in practice.

With various site visits, networking events and presentations from prominent logistics and industry skills experts, the tour takes place in both Canberra and Melbourne.

Ms Helen Bulle, Director of Griffith University’s International Business Development Unit, says the visit is one of the professional development activities included in the “Promoting Industry Linkages with VET”, which is a key component of Aus4Skills, an Aus4Vietnam program funded by the Australian Government.

This component addresses the identified problem in Vietnam that quality of vocational training and its graduates does not meet the requirements of the employers and the labour market.

“This study tour is a precious opportunity to showcase Australia’s VET system and its Industry-led VET model to members of Vietnam’s newly established Logistics Industry Reference Council, including business and training institution representatives, and Government of Vietnam officials to identify relevant elements that can be applicable to Vietnam”, Ms Bulle said.

The ten-day program will welcome a variety of presentations from key members of organisations such as the Australian Logistics Council, the AustralianIndustry and Skills Committee and many more experts who will share their knowledge and skills with the participants.

Participants of the tour left Canberra on Wednesday and will spend the remainder of their visit in Melbourne, where they will continue to learn from and network with Australian VET industry professionals in the logistics sector.