Professional Development and Short Trainings

Apart from long-term scholarship and training including AAS and LANS, the Australian Government is also providing other professional development and short trainings to key priority areas to advance sustainable development in Laos.

Disability Inclusive Development English Language Program

The Disability Inclusive Development (DID) English Language Program has been established to address education and skills for people living with disability and improving the workplace capacity of organisations working on behalf of people with a disability, and support the Australian Government’s objectives of the Development for All 2015-2020 Strategy.​

The program aims to improve English skills for disability-inclusive development, including general English in the workplace.​

The program is for people with a disability or those working in disability-inclusive development. Women and applicants from the Provinces are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be used for people with disabilities who need additional support to attend classes (within reasonable adjustment).​

Australia Awards Short Course

The Laos Australia Institute (LAI) administers Australia Awards on behalf of the Government of Australia. Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and short courses offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development. Australia Awards contribute to the long-term objectives of promoting growth and stability in our region, as well as strengthening links between people and organisations to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation. They equip recipients with the skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries, in effect, building the human resource capacity of partner countries within mutually agreed development sectors.

Australia Awards Short Courses are targeted programs of intensive training for selected cohorts to address specific technical or soft skills gaps. They are formal study or training opportunities delivered by an approved Australian higher education provider or an Australian Registered Training Organisation in Australia and/or in partner countries.

Australia Awards Short Course

for Laos Australia Alumni on Inclusive Leadership

(now open for applications!)

This Program seeks to support diverse participants from the public and private sectors and civil society organisations to develop leadership capabilities which support and improve economic and community outcomes. This support is anchored in an understanding that inclusivity is supported by community-wide and institutional changes in attitudes, expectations and practices.

The program is designed to combine face to face intensive workshops, online real-time and self-paced modules along with the opportunity for mentoring of participants.

Please see the Course Brochure to find out more information about the course: Course brochure

Applications should be submitted via email to: by 11:59pm Friday 8 July 2022

The application form can be accessed here: application form

All applications must be completed in English. Please ensure all sections are complete before submitting your application. Incomplete applications may be deemed ineligible for assessment.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 

Contact Us

Telephone: +856 21 265721-2
Setthathirath Avenue, Xiengnheun Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos
Vientiane, 01000
Lao PDR P.O.Box 121

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