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40th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Australia and Vietnam have a 40-year partnership marked by friendship and cooperation in many areas. The relationship continues to grow and has a bright future. Vietnam is the Australia International Cultural Council’s (AICC) focus country program for 2013. The program will showcase Australia’s creativity and diversity and creates a platform for future exchange and collaboration.
"Win your Future Unlimited” Competition
Just imagine what your future could hold after studying in Australia. It’s unlimited, isn’t it? So take the first step. Enter the Australian Government’s Win your Future Unlimited competition between 1 October and 18 November 2013 and you could win a year of study in Australia, including flights, tuition, a stipend, accommodation and much more.
That’s not all. Seven finalists will also be flown to Australia for a two week study tour meeting with tertiary institutions from coast to coast. It’s simple to enter, just visit www.futureunlimited.com.au and create an online postcard that shows how study in Australia will help you achieve your future ambitions.
Please click here to view the media release and also on the image below to access Australia Unlimited website.
Interactive quiz show and film event in Mekong Delta
From 4 – 6 November nearly 3,000 students at Dong Thap University, Can Tho University and An Giang University enjoyed the chance to learn more about Australia when the Australian Consulate-General hosted a quiz show and film event on these campuses. After an interactive quiz show, students were treated to a screening of the Australian musical comedy film ‘Bran Nue Dae’. As well as being entertaining, the film gave students an appreciation of the importance of the indigenous culture to Australia’s heritage and its future.
Please click here for the media release about the event.
News: Manus transferees urge others not to travel by boat
22 August 2013 - In a new video Iranian transferees at Manus Island tell of their heartbreak at realising people smugglers had lied to them and they will never be settled in Australia. They talk about their experiences and tell others not to take the risk of travelling to Australia by boat.
A ninth group of asylum seekers subject to the new Regional Settlement Arrangement has been transferred to Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 22 August. They have been sent to PNG for assessment and, if found to be refugees, will be settled there. Transfers will continue on a regular basis and will include women, children and unaccompanied minors in due course as appropriate arrangements are made.
Please click here to watch the video.
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was established at the 2011 CHOGM in Perth to celebrate The Queen's sixty year contribution to the Commonwealth. Further information HERE.
Please note passport applications are processed by appointment from 9am until midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Notarial services are available at 1030am on Tuesday and Thursday. More information about passport/notarial services.
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EXPECTED VACANCY - AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL
HO CHI MINH CITY
OPERATOR (Vietnamese National)
PN 11289 - LES2
The Australian Consulate-General is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City is seeking a self-motivated and well-organised Vietnamese qualified candidate for a position of Operator. This position will be initially offered to the successful candidate on a fix term contract for one year.
Selection for this position will be based on merit and judged against the following specific selection criteria:
1. Excellent command of written and spoken Vietnamese and English.
2. Ability to interpret and understand complex guidelines and policies and translate them into easy-to-understand information for clients.
3. Strong communication and client service skills.
4. Ability to prioritise workloads and achieve accurate and timely results.
5. Ability to operate IT systems including office switchboard, databases and other office software programs.
Applications must be submitted via email to HCHI.Jobs@dfat.gov.au with the subject line:
“Application Operator PN11289 – LES2: (Your Name Here)”
and must include the following attachments:
1. Cover letter
2. Claims to the selection criteria
3. Resume (with referees)
4. Supporting documents, evidence of resume claims
Applications that fail to include the above attachments will not be considered.
Please note emails cannot exceed 2MB in file size.
Closing date for applications is 12 December 2013.
Applicants will be shortlisted and undergo English-language testing prior to an interview with the selection panel
Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2013-14
Applications for the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2013-14 are now closed.
Please note that for operational reasons the application process and relevant deadlines are different for the programs administered by the Australian Embassy and Australian Consulate-General. For information about the Direct Aid Program related to the Australian Embassy visit -http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hnoi/cooperation.html.
ATTENTION ALL VISITORS TO THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL
Please note: Airport style security screening is in place at the Australian Consulate-General.
As a condition of entry to the Consulate, visitors will be asked to turn off their mobile phones, and leave all cameras, computers, recording devices, other electronic equipment, sharp or dangerous objects, cigarette lighters, oils and liquids with the guards for collection when departing the Consulate.