Are you interested in teaching overseas?  IH Sydney works together with APAX Education,  for immediate placement opportunities throughout Vietnam.



APAX English is continuously expanding, with over 50 centres in Vietnam, and 100 campuses in Korea, China, and the Philippines. Its success stems from the highly designed program, cognitive objectives and teaching methodologies, effective online training system for teachers evaluated and approved by the Korean Association for Teachers of English, and our passionate and caring teachers.


Key Features

Job Qualifications

  • Native English speaker
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate*
  • ESL teaching certificate (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA etc) OR a teaching certificate OR a minimum of 5 years experience in teaching/training*
  • Background check less than 6 months old from your home country or last country of residence
  • Able to pass a health check during training required by the Vietnamese government

*All documents must be authenticated by your home country’s Foreign Affairs entity and Vietnamese embassy, or authorizing agency in Vietnam.

Job Description

Typical tasks that may be carried out include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and delivering fully organized lessons that are provided (no lesson planning is required)
  • Classroom management
  • Marking and providing appropriate feedback to quizzes, writing assignments, etc.
  • Basic administration: taking attendance, inputting grades, giving monthly feedback on student progress, etc
  • Attending and contributing to training sessions and workshops
  • Participating in a limited amount of paid marketing events (e.g. lesson demos) for the language centre
  • Centre schedule: Tuesday-Sunday evenings, Saturday/Sunday mornings and afternoons
  • Hours per week: 18-21 teaching hours, ~25-30 total hours (including administrative duties)



Job Benefits

Start now! There is 25,000,000 VND start up bonus paid within first month!

  • Salary starts at 32,000,000 VND per month (more with experience)
  • Two days off per week (Monday plus one more day allocated Tue-Sun dependent on schedule)
  • Over-time hourly rate of 525,000 VND if maximum teaching hours is surpassed
  • Housing stipend or housing provided
  • Small-city stipend of 3,225,000 VND (if placed outside of Hanoi / HCM)
  • Bonuses: 10,750,000 VND upon twelve-month completion, 10,000,000 VND – 55,000,000 VND pioneering at 4, 8 and 12 month dependent on city
  • KPI Bonuses of up to 3,000,000 VND / month depending on classroom performance
  • 20 paid national holiday including 12 flexible blocks
  • Basic Vietnamese residency health insurance contribution plan
  • Work permit application: reimbursement plan
  • Class size of 16 maximum (10-15 avg.)
  • Full week-long training provided and ongoing teacher support
  • Opportunities for advancement (not only teaching)




More information about Overseas Job Opportunity



Send flight information and scan of passport page to and cc:  at least 5 business days prior to flight.

3 month visa options:*

Single Entry: 25 USD at airport, 450,000 VND to APAX

Multi Entry: 50 USD at airport, 550,000 VND to APAX

(U.S. Passports only) 1-year Multi Entry: $135 at airport, 1,000,000 VND to APAX

You will be sent a Business Arrival Letter. Bring this along with your passport to the immigration desk upon arriving in Vietnam to receive your visa.

*By requesting the visa, you have agreed to pay for all processing fees.


Original documents need to be notarized at your embassy* University degree, teaching certificate, and home country criminal background check (CBC)**

Get an affidavit for the document at your embassy if:

Name on your document is not in full (as on your passport)

Your teaching certificate cannot be notarized

*British Citizens must get documents notarized in the UK as of November, 2017

*South Africans must get documents notarized in SA as of documents as of March, 2018

** If you do not have a CBC from your home country, please contact .


During the initial training week, you will be escorted to a hospital Wednesday morning to do the health check. Please bring one photo without glasses (4×6 cm, white background) and your passport.

Name: Medlatec Hospital

Address: 99 Trich Sai, Tây Hồ


All documents must be submitted by the last day of training for you to start working with APAX. Bring your documents to APAX FMD on the 10th floor of the training building.

Embassy certified copy of:

During the initial training week, you will be escorted to a hospital Wednesday morning to do the health check. Please bring one photo without glasses (4×6 cm, white background) and your passport.


APAX with holds 2,100,000 VND from the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th month’s salary and upon year contract completion APAX will reimburse approximately 6,800,000 VND depending on Visa Agent Fee.

Download Work Permit Flyer here