Xmas in July 2017


AVWA Staff 2017

Cam Nguyen

Chief Executive Officer

M.A. Hons, Econ. (Cambridge Uni), Dip.Ed., Dip. Ed. Admin.(Melbourne Uni). Founded AVWA in 1983. Worked for AMES for 19 years as Teacher, Organiser, Principal & Co-ordinator. CEO since 2004.

Anh Thu Nguyen

Administration Officer, HCP North-East

Diploma in Community Welfare (Cambridge International College, Melbourne); Advanced Diploma in International Trade (Lotus Uni, Vietnam). Started in 2009.

Bao Hiep Ly

Case Manager, HCP North-East

Master of Science and Technology Education (Latrobe Uni), Bachelor of Science (Cantho Uni, Vietnam). Worked for An Giang University (Vietnam) as Mathematics Lecturer (September 2002 – July 2005 & March 2008 – April 2010). Started in 2011.

Cam Sau Le

Project Officer, Planned Activity Groups (PAGs)

Diploma of Counselling (Monash Uni), Certificate IV in Service Coordination Ageing & Disability (Directions, Melbourne), Certificate II in Childcare Services (AVWA, Richmond), Certificate of Business Studies - Accounting (Footscray College of TAFE). Worked for Gilmore Girls S.C. as Student Service Officer (1987-2006). Worked for Centrecare as Disadvantage Playgroup Facilitator (2010-2011). Working for St. Joseph's P. S as Bilingual Aid from 2007. Worked for AVWA as Welfare Worker, Family Violent Project Officer, 100th Year Victoria Women Votes Project Officer. Started in 2007.

Cuc Nguyen

Accounts Officer

Dip. Accountancy (Sonsbeek College, The Netherlands), Certificate IV in Business Administration (Employment Focus, Melbourne). Worked for Vestas Windtechnology B.V (The Netherlands) as Financial Assistance (2002-2006). Started in 2008.

Dung Nguyen

Case Manager, HCP West

 Graduated Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) at RMIT (Melbourne) in 2014. Started in 2014.

Hai Doan

Prisoner support Officer - Indochinese Prisoner Support Program

Bachelor of Social Work, First Class Honours, Victoria University, Australia. Bachelor of Business Administration, HUTECH University, Vietnam. Connecting Me Project Officer 2016. Started in 2016

Hoa Trinh

Account Team Leader

Master of Business Administration (Swinburne Uni), Bachelor of Commerce (La Trobe Uni). Worked for Ernst & Young, Hall Chadwick Business Advisor, VII Ltd. Started in 2011.

Hue Van

Team Leader, HCP West

B.A in French Studies (General University of Hochiminh City), Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education LOTE, ESL (Victoria University of Technology), Certificate IV in Business Management (Choice Training, Melbourne). Started in 2008.

Huy Luu

Operations Manager

B.A. in Asian Studies (Victoria University of Technology), Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education LOTE, SOSE (Victoria University of Technology), Vocational Grad. Dip. of Family Dispute Resolution (Training Ground - RA). Vietnamese language VCE books Co-Author & Teacher since 1998. Formerly, Cultural Liaison Officer at Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre and worked for AVWA as Youth Support Worker, Link-Out Worker, Playgroups Facilitator/Coordinator, INDECOS Counsellor, Prisoner Support Worker, and managing various community education projects. Started in 2007.

Huyen Bui

Training and Developing Officer 

PhD (Education)- RMIT (2012-2016); MA (Applied Linguistics)- Latrobe University (2007-2009); BA (Linguistics)- Vietnam’s National University (2001-2003); BA (TESOL)- Vietnam’s National University (1995-1999); Started June, 2017.

Huong Duong

Case Manager, Administration Officer, HCP West

Certificate III in Aged Care (Selmar Institute of Education, Melbourne), Bachelor of Japanese (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam). Started in 2014.

Huong Dinh

Case Manager,  HCP West

B.A in Sociology (Victoria University). Started in 2016.

Jimmy Hung Ly

Administration Officer, Richmond Office

B.A Computer and Mathematic Science (Victoria University), Cert. III and IV in Fitness and Gym instructor (Kangan Tafe), Cert. IV in Service Coordination Ageing & Disability (Directions, Melbourne). Formerly, Sports & Recreation Coordinator as AVWA since 1999-2010 - The first job Sports & Recreation worker in the Victoria for Vietnamese Community. Started in 1999.

John Thuy

Project Officer

"Master of Engineering (Uni. of Adelaide); Bachelor of Engineering (Uni. of Queensland); Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (South Australian Institute of Technology); Diploma of Accounting (Homesglen TAFE, Melbourne); Cert IV in Training & Assessment (Holmesglen TAFE, Melbourne). Worked as an Electrical Engineer in various Australian Electricity Utilities for 35 years. Started in 2015

Kieu Nguyen

Project Officer, Richmond Tutoring Program & Planned Activity Groups (PAGs)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Math and Computing (Victoria University of Technology), Diploma in Community Service Work ( Federation University of Australia / Academies Australasia Polytechnic), Certificate IV in Children Services (Victoria University of Technology), Advance LOTE of Teaching languages (Victoria University of Technology). Started in December 2014.

Kim Truong

Project Officer,

Started in 2012

Lan Ly

Case Manager - HCP West

Bachelor of Social Work. Diploma of Community Services. Diploma of Community Development. Certificate IV of Community Services. Started in 2016

Lan Pham

Administration Officer, HCP West

Master in Professional Accounting and Finance (University of South Australia). Started in 2016

Lien Huong Nguyen

Case Manager, HCP East

Diploma of Community Services Co-ordination (Melbourne), Master of International Business (Monash Uni), Bachelor of General Business Administration(National Economics University, Vietnam). Worked for Nortel Network (Vietnam) as PA, Uniworld International School (Vietnam) as General Administrative and Business Executive. Started in 2010.

Minh Bui

Manager, Richmond Office; Coordinator, Training Work Placement; Project Officer, Planned Activity Groups (PAGs)

B.A. in Theology (Melbourne Uni), M.A. in Theology (North Western Theological Seminary, USA). Worked for Jesuit Social Services as Community Development Worker. Worked for AVWA as Employment Officer, INDECOS Counsellor, Family Support Worker, Youth Worker. Started in 2004.

Nam Nguyen

Coordinator, Planned Activity Groups (PAGs) & HACC Volunteer Coordination

B.A. (Hanoi), M.A in Soc. Sc. (RMIT), Certificate IV in Service Coordination Ageing & Disability (Directions, Melbourne). Worked for AVWA as Family Support Co-ordinator (2005–2011), Housing Support Officer (2001-2004). Started in 2001.

Nhan Huynh

Project Officer, Planned Activity Groups (PAGs)

BSocSc Social Science (Swinburne Uni), DradCert (Asian-Pacific Studies, University of Pedagogy), Adv Dip of Philology (University of HoChiMinh City). Started in 2010.

Ngat Ho

Project Officer, Planned Activity Groups (PAGs)

Diploma in Community Welfare (NMIT). Started in 2012.

Nghi Nguyen

Administration Officer, Springvale Office

Diploma in Community Welfare (NMIT). Started in 2012.

Phuong Ngo

Co-ordinator, Training

Ph. D (Paramount Uni, USA), M.A (Deakin Uni), B.A, Econ, (Vietnam Maritime Uni, Vietnam). Started in 2006.

Qui Ma

Manager, HCP

B. Ed. (Melbourne Uni), Post Gr. Certificate in Educational Studies TESOL (Melbourne Uni), Certificate IV in Service Coordination Ageing & Disability (Pragmatic Training, Melbourne). Teacher for 10 years, Supervisor at Victorian School of Languages for 7 years. Started in 2004.

Quy Lam

Case Manager, HCP West

Post Graduate Certificate in Australian Law in Migration Law (Australian National University - Australia), Bachelor of Applied Science in Food Science and Technology (RMIT- Australia), Advanced Diploma in Business in International Trade (RMIT - Australia). Started in 2016.

Quynh Huong Nguyen

Case Manager, HCP North

B.Ed (Hanoi), Advanced Dip in Management (Mel). Started in 2005.

Quynh Luc

Case Manager and Admin Officer, HCP South East

Business Administration of Vietnam Aviation Academy (Vietnam), Dip of Community Service Work at LASA of Melbourne (on-going). Started in 2013.

Tai Mai

Case Manager, HCP West

Diploma of Community Welfare Services (Swinburne Uni), Diploma of Community Services Coordination. Started in 2010.

Thao Ha

Case Manager, HCP West

Bachelor of Education (University of Education of Ho Chi Minh City), Advanced Diploma in Business-Accounting (Victoria University of Technology), Diploma of Community Services Coordination, Certificate IV in Service Coordination Ageing & Disability (Pragmatic Training, Melbourne). Started in 2001.

The Ly

I.T. Technical Support Officer, Media & Information Technology

Bachelor of Network Design and Security (Swinburne University), Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering (Swinburne University). Started in January 2016

Thuy Bui

Coordinator, Gambling Counselling

Started in 2016.

Thuy Nguyen

Assistant Manager & Team Leader, HCP North, East & South

Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare (Monash Uni). Started in 2005.

Thuy Pham

Playgroup Facilitator

B.A (Hanoi Foreign Language Uni), Advanced Diploma in Cinema photography (Vietnam Movie Institute), Certificate II in Child Care Services (AVWA, Richmond). Started in 2007

Tram Ly

Administration Officer, HCP West

Graduate Diploma of Networking (MIT, Australia); B.A Major in Mathematic and Computing Science (National Natural Science University, Vietnam); Advance Diploma of Computer System Engineer (RMIT, Australia); Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification; Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Certification. Started in May 2015

Trang Do

Playgroup Facilitator & Administration Officer, Training

Diploma in Community Welfare (Stotts College, Melbourne). Started in 2011

Tuong Nguyen

Co-ordinator Counsellor, Illicit Drug & Alcohol Treatment Counselling

A Medical Practitioner in Vietnam, B.A. in Australian Cultural Studies (Victoria University of Technology), M.A. in Alcohol & Drug Studies (Adelaide Uni), Grad. Dip. in Mental Health (Melbourne Uni). Started in 1997.

Uyen Do

Case Manager, HCP South East

B.A. Major in Behavioral Studies (Monash Uni), Bachelor of Economic (Van Lang's University, Vietnam). Started in 2009.

Van Ha

Case Manager & Administration Officer, HCP West

Certificate IV in Service Coordination Ageing & Disability (Directions, Melbourne), Certificate IV in Business Management (Choice Training, Melbourne). Started in 2003.

Van Hoang

Case Manager & Admin Officer, HCP South East

Bachelor of Law, LL.B (Germany), Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (Box Hill Institute), Advanced Diploma in Legal Practice (Swinburne – ongoing). Started 2014

Xuan Dung Huynh

Office Manager, Braybrook & Springvale

Co-ordinator, Media & Information Technology

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (CAE, Melbourne), Advanced Diploma of Senior Computer Maintenance Technician (IPREC, France), Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified Professional. Worked for TDM Services (France) as I.T Technical Manager (1994-2004). Started in 2005.

Yvonne Tran

Administration Officer, Braybrook Office

B.A. Community Development Services (Victoria University of Technology). Worked for AVWA as Western Region Family Support Officer, Living in Harmony Project Coordinator in Partnership with the Horn of Africa Community Network Inc., Family Support Officer in Canvas & Phoenix Rising Youth Services. Started in 2006.

Vy Ha

Administration Officer, Springvale Office

Diploma of Business Office Administration (Holmesglen TAFE). Started in 2016.