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Australia’s continuing support for Vietnam’s human resources development was formalised today with the signing of a Subsidiary Arrangement for the implementation of the Vietnam-Australia Human Resource Development Program, 2016 – 2020. Commencing from February 2016, the program has an estimated value of up to A$146 million and is aimed at strengthening the level of professional and technical knowledge, skills and competencies in Vietnam.

The five-year program is designed to extend beyond traditional long-term scholarships, and diversify across other forms, such as short courses, support for technical and vocational training, women in leadership training, more focused support for alumni, and ad hoc technical assistance in Vietnam’s priority areas.