Disability Workplace Education and Training project

A project supported by RMIT Vietnam provides training in basic theory and practical skills development for teachers at Tan Binh School, a school for children with intellectual disabilities.

The school, located in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Binh District, has around 90 children. An estimated 1,500 children with severe disabilities live in Tan Binh District.

Tan Binh School is a joint project between Tan Binh District Department of Education and Training and the Loreto Vietnam Australia Program (LVAP) with AusAID (Australian Government) funding and technical support from Australian Volunteers International.

RMIT University's Department of Social and Community Services has developed an Intensive Disability Workplace Training program for 40 staff, and continues to work on the project in liaison with relevant local and international agencies.

Close monitoring and documentation of the project ensures that it can serve as an international example of training development and delivery in a cross-cultural setting, applying the principles of ‘action research’ and community research partnerships.

Learning Resource Centres in Regional Universities in Vietnam

In addition to the development of its own facilities and programs, RMIT Vietnam is actively engaged in a number of philanthropic activities in collaboration with Vietnamese universities. On behalf of the Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) Foundation, RMIT Vietnam is making a significant contribution to the educational infrastructure of Vietnam, through the development of Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) on behalf of the Hue, Da Nang, Can Tho and Thai Nguyen Universities.

The LRCs are major and innovative infrastructure development projects in Vietnam, entailing not only the design and construction of the buildings and facilities, but also the acquisition of resources, implementation of IT infrastructure, recruitment and training of staff, and the development of services based on western models and standards of information service provision in a university environment.

It is an ambitious and high-profile development program, aiming to improve the level of resources and facilities available to students in Vietnamese universities, and to act as a model for library development elsewhere in the country.

Each LRC project entails the design, construction and development of a large-scale library facility based on contemporary models and standards of information service, together with the provision of information technology infrastructure, high quality teaching and learning facilities and a range of current print and electronic information resources and services. 

Both the layout of the LRCs and the type of services and resources offered are designed to encourage independent resource-based learning amongst Vietnamese students.

Click here for detailed information about LRC projects in Hue, Da Nang, Can Tho and Thai Nguyen Universities.