Landmark agreement strengthens Vietnamese ties

The department has signed a landmark agreement with two key Vietnamese education and training providers, further cementing the ties between NSW and the South-East Asian nation.

The memorandum of understanding was signed with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training and EMG Education Vietnam, and outlines key areas of cooperation.

These include:

  • the exchange of education and training information
  • the delivery of vocational education training (VET) in schools
  • the development of vocational training institutes in Vietnam that deliver TAFE NSW programs
  • online English language software licensing.

The Managing Director of TAFE NSW Pam Christie, who signed the agreement on behalf of the department, reaffirmed the importance of the relationship between NSW and Ho Chi Minh City and the existing strong ties between Vietnamese education institutions, business corporations and TAFE NSW.

"Australia and Vietnam face similar challenges to rapidly train skilled workers and professionals to keep pace with global and technological changes," Ms Christie said. 

"Our aim in working with international education partners is to build capacity through proven, collaborative strategies that are mutually beneficial."

This year marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between Australia and Vietnam.

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