Chisholm Institute worked for the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) within the Vietnam Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs to assist in making rapid change to the Vietnam vocational training system to effectively service the consistently strong economic growth of the country.

Following extensive review across the globe, the Government of Vietnam selected the Australian vocational education system to support this significant undertaking. 

The project commenced in 2014 and has involved to date: teacher training in Australia for over 330 Vietnamese vocational teachers; development of 12 qualification packages aligned to Vietnam industry needs; and management of a trial implementation of these packages in 25 vocational colleges from across Vietnam. 

Full qualification packages have been developed for 12 trades being:

  • Restaurant management
  • Resort management
  • Travel management
  • Tour guide
  • Biotechnology
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial electronics
  • Graphic design
  • Information technology software applications
  • Techniques for electricity installation and control in industry
  • Computer network management
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning engineering. 

These packages consist of:

  • qualifications (aligned to Australian Packages and the needs of Vietnam)
  • lists of teaching and learning resources
  • assessment tools 
  • equipment lists
  • delivery schedules.

View the trades titles delivered by each vocational college

Teacher training consisted of four to five months in Australia in 2014 and 2017 studying the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the Australian qualifications they were to teach in Vietnam.

Find out more about studying of the Australian qualification