International Vocational Education and Training Advice
Food and Agribusiness Solutions (FAS) is a key partner in an Australian Department of Education and Training (DET) project to support capacity building of counterpart public sector organisations in the Philippines and Vietnam. The project involves aligning technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs with local and regional industry needs and also supports the ASEAN Economic Community Mutual Recognition Arrangement Framework.
DET engaged four Industry Skills Councils including Agrifood Skills Australia (FAS) as project Implementation Partners for their expertise in occupational standards development in Australia. The 18 month project will conclude in July 2016.
Four industry sectors included agriculture are involved in the project. In recognition of the outstanding outcomes of the project, FAS was invited to present a case study on the agriculture component of the project at the May 2016 Australia Agribusiness Research and Innovation Showcase in Hanoi hosted by Austrade. Representatives from Australian university and research institutes were joined by their Vietnamese counterparts and industry stakeholders at the Showcase.