Chisholm Takes Home Gold at the International Awards of Excellence

Chisholm Takes Home Gold at the International Awards of Excellence

Chisholm has taken home Gold at the 2020 World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence, held virtually as part of the WFCP's 2020 World Congress.


Chisholm won the Access to Learning and Employment category due to its role in the Vietnam TVET Reform Program (VTRP), designed to enhance the vocational education and training system, and to develop a skilled workforce to service Vietnam’s workforce needs.

Chisholm was honoured to be a finalist in the bi-annual awards which included 113 global nominations this year from across the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Fiji, Kenya, Spain, the United Arabic Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The award win was made possible due to Chisholm’s close partnership with the Government of Vietnam through the Department of Vocational Education and Training.

Chisholm CEO, Stephen Varty was proud that Chisholm had received global recognition. “The Australian TAFE sector can provide enormous training support to other countries worldwide. I am so pleased that the Vietnam government chose Chisholm as its Australian partner and that the program has been recognised in this way.” Jennie Dehn, General Manager International stated “Vietnam’s vocational training system has seen the capacity development of 25 Vocational Colleges across the country. These Colleges are now capable of delivering internationally recognised qualifications that meet the Australian regulatory standards up to Advanced Diploma level.”

Dehn added “another key element of the VTRP was the significant focus on teacher development, where over 330 teachers have undertaken professional development, focused on the delivery of technical and vocational education. This builds the foundation for transitioning to increasingly more competency-based delivery across the sector to ensure work ready graduates. “

Chisholm congratulates the other finalists in the Access to Learning and Employment category for their contribution to the sector, including ETHAZI Learning & High-Performance model, Tknika, the Basque Country, Spain, and Hangzhou Vocational & Technical College (HVTC), China.

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