Event Management


On Saturday 25 June 2022, the Grand Final of #SHINEWITHAUSTRALIA BARISTA SKILLS 2022 was held in HCMC.

#ShinewithAustralia Barista Skills Competition 2022 (www.vgac.net/swa2022) which is a part Taste of Australia 2022 is organised by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and supported by Vietnam’s Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC). The main objectives of this competition:

  •       Promote Australian quality skill training in F&B and hospitality through alumni and Australian training providers.
  •       Raise public awareness of Australian coffee culture through product showcasing and tasting, as part of Taste of  Australia 2022 series.
  •       Connect business between Australia and Vietnam for education and import opportunities

 #ShinewithAustralia Barista Skills Competition 2022 has 02 rounds:

  •       Online round: from 12/5/2022 to 04/6/2022.
  •       Final round: Saturday 25/6/2022 in Ho Chi Minh City.

 All contestants registered to the Online round submitted a video clip with 2 cups of 2 different patterns from Heart – Tulip – Rosetta – Swan.

16 contestant’s submission with the highest score competed in the Final round on Saturday 25 June 2022.

Judge panel in the Final Round includes

02 Core Judges

  •       Ông ĐẶNG THẾ LÂN

– Alumnus of Central Queensland University; Founder and Managing Director

– The Lovely Cup O’ Coffee; 3rd Place

– Southern Region Latte Art Championship in 2013 (Australia)

  •       Ông PHẠM MINH LUÂN

– Alumnus of RMIT Vietnam; Founder

– Hyper Coffee Roastery and Blog Barista’s Weapon; Winner

– Latte Art Championship 2015 (Vietnam) 

03 Guest Judges

  •   Ms. REBECCA BALL, Senior Commissioner of Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
  •   MasterChef NGÔ THANH HÒA
  •   Art Director LÊ QUÝ DƯƠNG


16 participants completed the final round of the competition including 15 rounds with 4 subjects Heart, Tulip, Rosetta and Swan and the winners are:

  • 1st Prize: Trần Phi

VND 10,000,000 cash

Scholarship for the 4-level barista online-course with international certificate

Scholarship for international English online-program 

Gifts from Australian importers

  • 2nd Prize : Bảo Trân

VND 5,000,000 cash

Scholarship for international English online-program 

Gifts from Australian importers

  • 3rd Prize: Kim Khánh 

VND 2,000,000 cash

Scholarship for international English online-program 

Gifts from Australian importers

#ShinewithAutralia Barista Skills Competition 2022 has been supported by many Australian institutions, Importers and Associations with many prizes of hospitality course with international certificates for winners.

“Australia is home to top universities specialising in Hospitality and Tourism Management in the world rankings, its vocational system and qualifications which are highly respected around the world. Our education and training providers have significant expertise in equipping employees with the skills and knowledge in customer service that are increasingly global and becoming more discerning. This is important because a better trained workforce will deliver greater customer satisfaction, higher spend, and most importantly repeat visitation to Vietnam.” Said Ms Rebecca Ball, Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner.

Concurrently, the Final Round of #ShinewithAustralia Barista Skills Competition 2022 on 25/6/2022 is the experience of Australian culture to all guests through the showcase of products imported from Australia, tasting of Australia meat pie and especially the new experience with AR interaction.  

Event supporters:

  1. Canterbury Education Group: www.canterbury education.com.
  2. QTS Australia:https://qts.edu.vn/
  3. La Trobe University:https://www.latrobe.edu.au/
  4. Workskill International: https://workskillsinternational.com.au/
  5. Evolution: https://www.evolution.edu.au/
  6. Restaurant Association Vietnam: Restaurant Association of Vietnam – RAV
  7. Australian Hospitality Alumni Network: Australian Hospitality Alumni Network Vietnam
  8. Vietnam Perfetto: https://perfetto.com.vn
  9. Mr Pie: http://www.mrpieco.com/vi
  10. Good Food:  MILKLAB Vietnam  or https://milklabco.com/
  11.  An Thinh Viet: https://shope.ee/5zn8ltbBzc
  12. Phat Kien Gia: https://phatkiengia.com/
  13. KASH: https://www.kash.vn/about
  14. Future Eyes: www.futureeyes.vn

For the photo albums of #SHINEWITHAUSTRALIA BARISTA SKILLS COMPETITION 2022, please visit our fanpage: 

For video clips of the online submissions, please visit