VGAC: Home and a-way for Australian alumni in Vietnam

09:19 | 05/08/2019 Companies

(VEN) - The Vietnam’s Graduates from Australia Club (“VGAC”) is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Association (“VAFA”).  VGAC is open to all Australian alumni in Vietnam. With strong support from the Australian Government Agencies, Australian institutions, and companies in Vietnam, VGAC has built a network of more than 6000 members in five chapters - Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho. VGAC members are working as government officials, business people, academics and professionals throughout the country, playing their parts in contributing to the development of both Vietnam and Australia and to the collaboration between the two countries. 

vgac home and a way for australian alumni in vietnam

VGAC aims to create excellent networking opportunities for our members, as well as to contribute to the promotion of friendship, education, collaborative relations and mutual understanding between Vietnam and Australia.

VGAC has a long history of supporting members to meet potential career opportunities and great business partnership as well as promoting Australian education. VGAC’s mission is more than just mere words, it is a commitment to bring Australian alumni together in many possible ways. The connection of alumni has been then closer and stronger crossing various professional fields and borderlines, proving boundless Australian alumni’s potentiality.

VGAC is proud with our members’ achievements in the last 28 years and thankful to their continuing contribution to VGAC’s activities. With a growing network, VGAC members embrace their passion of sharing experiences in studying and living in Australian to the prospective students and empower Australian alumni’s spirit. VGAC will continue to showcase the capacity and celebrate the success of Australian alumni in Vietnam.

vgac home and a way for australian alumni in vietnam

VGAC’s activities: Information & Experience Sharing, Professional Development; Social Gathering; Event Management; Australian Alumni Awards.

Key Milestones: VGAC founded by VAFA (1991); 2000+ members - 1st Kookaburra Chatter launched (2000); 3500+ members - www.vgac.net launched (2004); 1st Australian Alumni Award (2008); 5000+ members - Membership extended to All Australian Alumni (2009); 2nd Australian Alumni Award (2011); 1st Documentary Film about Australian Alumni in Vietnam (2013); 3rd Australian Alumni Award (2014); 6000+ members - 25th Anniversary (2016); Pour Guroo - 1st Latte Art Contest (2018).

Contact: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho Chapter (vgac.hcmc@gmail.com); Hanoi - Hue - Da Nang Chapter (vgac.hn@gmail.com); Website: www.vgac.net; Facebook: VGAC.AustralianAlumniInVietnam.

Julianne Cowley, Australian Consul- General in Ho Chi Minh City, said, “There are 80,000 alumni of Australian

education institutions with another 7,000 studying in Australian education institutions in Vietnam like RMIT and around

25,000 Vietnamese students studying in Australia every year. The Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan

(NCP), which began in 2014, is supporting Australian undergraduate students to travel to and study in our region,

expanding Australia’s people-to-people links with countries like Vietnam.”

Ha Phung