DFAT Grant – NEAS Activity Update

Last month, NEAS was awarded a dedicated grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as part of the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant (AVEG) Pilot Program. The grant supports NEAS in demonstrating Australian expertise in quality assurance of virtual delivery of English language courses to key Vietnamese Ministries. NEAS has recently drafted its conceptual framework for the specialist workshops to be delivered as part of the program.

NEAS is scheduling a second appointment with decisionmakers in the National Foreign Languages Project (NFLP) to discuss the workshop agenda in detail, ensuring that format and content are tailored to NFLP’s priority needs. NEAS CEO, Dr Patrick Pheasant, is commencing filming as part of his guest appearance for an upcoming TV episode produced in Vietnam, titled, “Preparing for successful study abroad: ELICOS and Pathway programs”. This initiative is part of the Austrade-led “Shine with Australia” campaign, which showcases Australia’s eminence as a preferred study abroad destination. NEAS expresses its deep thanks to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and Austrade for their ongoing support of NEAS’s work.