Government Officials Complete English Training


 Monday, 30 March, 2015


At a ceremony on 27 March 2015 at Vientiane College, Clemency Oliphant, First Secretary at the Australian Embassy presented certificates to thirty government officials from ten ministries and government agencies who completed a six month Government of Laos Professional English Language Training (GOLPET) course funded by the Laos Australia Institute. Read more


Inaugural Reintegration Workshop

 Thursday, 20 March, 2015

 The Laos Australia Institute conducted the inaugural Reintegration Workshop for newly returned Australia Awards graduates at the Mercure Hotel on 14 February 2015. Read more

Australian Education Exhibition

 Thursday, 20 March, 2015

Seventeen leading Australian Education Institutions were represented at the Annual Australian Education Exhibition which was held at the Don Chan Palace Hotel on 11 March 2015. Read more

  Australia Praises its Lao PDR Alumni

 Thursday, 19 March, 2015

 The Australian Embassy has celebrated the contribution of Australian Alumni to Lao-Australian relations and socio-economic development in Lao PDR. Read more

GOLPET Awardees Start English Training

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

GOLPET Awardees Start English Training Thirty Government officials from a wide range of ministries and agencies have been awarded Government of Laos Professional English Language Training (GOLPET) awards for 2014-15. Read more

50 Lao citizens to study in Australia under Australian scholarships

Wednesday, 19 September, 2014

Vientiane 12, September — Australia’s Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP presented 50 Lao students with Australia Awards Scholarships at a ceremony in Vientiane. Read more

Changes to English Language Training for Government Officials in Laos

Friday, 01 August, 2014

The Australian aid program has supported English language training for government officials in Laos for many years.  Both governments have agreed on a number of changes to delivery of English language training to make it more relevant to the human resource development needs of the country. Read more

Australian Alumni Discuss Trade and ASEAN Integration

Monday, 09 June, 2014

Vientiane, 6 June —Almost 100 people including Australian scholarships Alumni and leaders in the trade and business sectors gathered to have a frank and open discussion on the challenges and issues around a changing trade environment as Laos prepares for a the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.  The Workshop on “Managing for a Changing Trade Environment” was held on Friday evening at the Settha Palace Hotel, organised by the Australian Alumni group, with support from the Australian Embassy and the Laos Australia Institute. Read more

Australia Awards Screening Test.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014

“280 eligible candidates sat for the Australia Awards Screening Test on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at the International Cooperation Training Centre in Vientiane.

The shortlist for interview will be available at the Laos Australia Institute and on the website ( on Thursday 29 May 2014.

Interviews, for those who are shortlisted, will be conducted from 2 – 6 June 2014.”

 Applications for Australian Endeavour Scholarships or Fellowships are now open.

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

Further information is available at Online applications close on 30 June 2014.

Australian mindset leads to business success

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

With the life experiences and knowledge gained while studying Bachelor degree of International Business at Swinburne University in Melbourne under an Australia Awards Scholarship from 1997 to 2000, Thepphasone Xaixana (Touk), a successful woman entrepreneur, runs New Link Lao, distributing Revlon, Vitamilk (soy milk) and Glico Pocky. Her three businesses employ more than 70 people in Laos, including many young ones who do not have opportunity to continue to higher education. Read more

 Australia Awards Scholarships Applications Now Open

Information Sessions delivered to Government and general public
Thursday, 20 March, 2014

20 March 2014, Vientiane---Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships are now open for study in Australia in 2015, the Lao Australia Institute has announced. Information Sessions about the Awards have been delivered for government agencies and the general public in Vientiane. Read more

Australia Praises its Lao PDR Alumni
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014

19 March, 2014, Vientiane---Australia’s Ambassador has praised the contribution to Lao-Australian relations and to the Lao PDR’s socio-economic development of the more than 1,000 Lao citizens who have studied in Australia under Australia Awards scholarships at the Annual Australia Awards Alumni Networking Event on 18 March 2014. Read more


Laos Australia Institute
Monday, 10 March, 2014

The Laos Australia Institute is a new four year Australian-funded aid program aimed at improving human resource development in Laos.  The Laos Australia Institute will work with the Government of Laos to will deliver sustainable and equitable human resource development in Laos targeting individuals, Government of Laos ministries and partner organisations. Read more