Yuan Xu

Employer: Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services

Yuan is a teacher at Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services, supporting immigrants and refugees in Victoria. She teaches classes in the Adult Migrant English Program, helping students with low English levels to improve their English language skills, settle into Australia and find meaningful employment. Yuan was the founding coordinator of the Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET).

SLPET provides English language tuition and facilitates up to 80 hours of workplace experience for students. She oversaw the entire program development process, from student recruitment to evaluation. As the SLPET coordinator, she designed lesson plans and activities to prepare students for Australian workplaces.