Our Mission

In 2013, a group of Vietnamese community leaders saw a need to support and encourage second generation Vietnamese Australians to reach their potential, and become the best leaders to represent two cultural identities.

First run in 2014, the program explores self discovery, foster leaderships skills, and supports young citizens who identify with two cultures manage, reconcile, and understand their dual identity. 

Under the guidance of the Advisory Board, the 2019 program will be headed by a strong team of 12 alumni who believe wholeheartedly in supporting the next cohort of leaders.

“I want to use my skills in DILP to understand more about community leadership. I hope to be in a position to help my community be leaders in promoting multiculturalism in Australia.”
— Hannah Do (2016 DILP Participant)


The Dual Identity Leadership Program is an initiative of the Vietnamese Community Australia – Victorian Chapter (VCA VIC) and forms part of a number of initiatives taken by VCA VIC to preserve Vietnamese heritage across generations, support young Vietnamese-Australians in reaching their potential, and encourage our youth to give back to the community.

The VCA VIC is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1987 to assist the resettlement and integration of Vietnamese refugees (known as the boat people) as they fled Communist Vietnam after the 1975 Vietnam War.

In Victoria, the VCA VIC represents the interests and contribution of Australians of Vietnamese background, to preserve and promote Vietnamese culture and identity, and to advocate for human rights in Vietnam and globally.

Embodied within multicultural Australia is an incredible spirit of embracing diversity and different communities. VCA VIC plays an integral role of multicultural Australia by hosting cultural events and exhibitions, fundraising for causes and charities, and delivering services to those less fortunate.

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