TAFE SA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two Vietnamese educational institutions which will see eligible students from Vietnam pursue their vocational education at TAFE SA.
Vinh University in Nghệ An Province and the University of Danang Campus in Kontum Province will encourage and support local students to pursue their vocational education at TAFE SA.
The agreements are the first between educational institutions in the two provinces and a vocational institution in Australia. It comes on the back of visits by the Nghệ An Provincial Government and Kontum Provincial Government to South Australia over the past two years and a reciprocated visit by TAFE SA.
A commitment was made between these Provincial Governments and the Government of South Australia to develop greater cooperation in the area of vocational education and training, and promote South Australia as the preferred destination for Vietnamese students to pursue internationally recognised vocational education.
This program, fully funded by the Vietnamese Provincial Governments, forms part of a key initiative and strategy to increase employability of their higher education graduates and build their vocational capability to meet local industry requirements and demand.
TAFE SA Interim Chief Executive Alexandra Reid said that this partnership will provide a valuable opportunity to attract more Vietnamese students to South Australia.
“We are delighted to have entered into these partnerships to support the Nghệ An and Kontum Provincial Governments’ investment in upskilling their people and enhancing employability within Vietnam,” Ms Reid said.
“TAFE SA is excited to be welcoming Vietnamese students from each university in the upcoming months to study agriculture, manufacturing and hospitality.
“TAFE SA has a strong track record of developing such international partnerships as we deliver our products and services to students from around the world.
“We are continuing to build on the vocational education and training that we already provide to over 1,000 international students from more than 70 countries.
“We are proud to add Vinh University in Nghệ An Province and the University of Danang Campus in Kontum Province to our list of international partners.”