Vietnam, Australia cooperate in vocational education

Sunday, 2018-03-18 15:12:37
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Delegates at the signing ceremony (Photo: molisa.gov.vn)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Training of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding in vocational education.

The MoU was among a series of cooperation documents signed between the two countries’ relevant ministries and agencies during the ongoing official visit to Australia by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Under the MoU, Vietnam and Australia will prioritise promoting cooperation in four areas, namely policy, governance and testing on professional quality; improving the quality of teachers, curricula development and organising training activities; as well as collaboration among vocational education establishments, experience sharing; and the promotion of student and teacher exchange programmes and scholarships.

On the occasion, Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung had a working session with Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews.

During the meeting, the Australian official affirmed that Vietnam is becoming an important partner to Australia in international cooperation on vocational education. The two sides acknowledged the potential and opportunities for cooperation in high-quality human resources training, while highlighting that Vietnam’s priorities are suitable to Australia’s vocational education and training system. They expressed their wish to further strengthen their cooperation for mutual benefit.

Minister Dung visited several vocational education establishments in New South Wales and attended a round-table seminar on vocational education between the two countries.