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Chisholm Institute and Advanced International Joint Stock Company Vietnam (AIC) are working collaboratively with 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; and
  • delivery schedules.

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.


The trial implementation commenced in February 2018 in twenty five (25) Vietnamese Vocational Colleges.  The first intake has over 760 students enrolled in their respective Colleges and at Chisholm.

Students will improve their English and gain the Vietnamese and Australian qualification upon demonstration of competence. Trade Mentors from Chisholm are visiting all Colleges regularly during 2018 and 2019 to support and quality assure the delivery and assessment of the Australian qualifications.

The participating colleges in Vietnam are:

  • Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology
  • Hanoi Industrial Vocational College
  • Vocational College of Technique and Technology
  • Hai Duong Vocational Training College
  • Hai Phong College of Tourism 
  • Vocational College N.3 - Ministry of Defence
  • Vinh Phuc Vocational College
  • Bac Ninh College of Electromechanics and Construction
  • Nghe An Trading  and Tourism College
  • Vietnam - Korea Industrial Technology College
  • Ha Tinh College of Technology
  • Vietnamese- Germany Technical College of Ha Tinh
  • Hue Tourism College
  • College for Electro-mechanics, Construction and Agro-Forestry of Central Vietnam
  • Quy Nhon College of Engineering and Technology 
  • Nha Trang College of Engineering and Technology
  • Central Highlands Technology College
  • Dalat Vocational College
  • College of Technology II (HVCT)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College
  • Vocational College N.8 - Ministry of Defence
  • Ba Ria- Vung Tau College of Technology
  • Vung Tau Tourism College
  • Can Tho Vocational College
  • College of Agricultural Mechanics

Find out about the Australian qualifications delivered by each vocational college