On September 05th, 2018, Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs had a cordial meeting with the Delegation from Australian National vocational training Center led by Mr. Stephen Marks – Chairman of Chisholm Institute under TAFE, Victoria state, Australia. At the meeting, the two sides discussed on the implementation situation of the pilot training work of 12 professionals in Vietnam, some results towards the comprehensive and sustainable cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and Australia in the field of vocational education.
At the meeting, the Minister Dao Ngoc Dung highly appreciated Chisholm Institute supporting in the field of vocational education in Vietnam for recently.
The Minister said that together with the transferring the sets of curriculum from Australia, Vietnam also receives curriculums from Germany. He affirmed that these works were important undertaking and new method in the field of vocational education in Vietnam. However, the Minister Dao Ngoc Dung also required Chisholm Institute and the Directorate of Vocational Education to consider about adjustment of the Australian Curriculums System in order to match with Vietnam’s condition.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung required that selecting outstanding students was very important because this work was considered as the key factor helping the high quality human resource training spread widely in the coming time.
Up to now, there are 318 lecturers have been trained to apply the standard of professional and skill to instruct students as the Australian regulation, in which, 193 lecturers was accredited by Chisholm Institute and finished the capacity profiles in order to instruct the pilot training classes accordance with the regulation of Chisholm Institute. On basically, the schools have enough lecturers for the professions in pilot training program.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that in the forthcoming time, Vietnam and Australia would establish the pilot National Council on vocational education, especially some fields, such as: planning the providing – supplying forecast, planning vocational education in tourism, restaurant, and hotel, IT… to create the synchronized development.
Accordingly, the Minister hoped Chisholm Institute to continue sending experts, vocational counselors, training technology transfer for 41 classes in 25 pilot schools in the second semester and the next semester.
Mr. Stephen Marks thanked Minister Dao Ngoc Dung for the warm welcome. He said about the visit to 2 pilot vocational institutes, he highly appreciated the study spirit, enthusiasm, training quality in the 2 institutes. Mr. Stephen Marks also appreciated the training quality of the system of 25 vocational schools transferred the Australian curriculum.
The Chairman of Chisholm Institute affirmed that Vietnam was strategic partner in the field of vocational education and the potential programs in the future.
Up to now, the work of transferring 12 curriculums and training for lecturers has been completed. Chisholm Institute is cooperating with the Directorate of Vocational Education, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs in implementation of 12 pilot training programs in 41 training classes/25 vocational training institutions in Vietnam, in the period 2018 – 2019.