Award-winning community worker

Celia Tran was named the Premier’s Volunteer of the Year 2016 for her tireless community work.

"I chose Victoria University for its great diversity in students and academics and connection to the community and grassroots movements.

During my Master of International Community Development I completed a 6 month placement at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

This opportunity was integral in equipping me with the practical skills and experience I needed to pursue my work in the community and not-for-profit sector.

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre also employed me after my placement because of the work that I contributed to the organisation.

I am now working as a community worker for a not-for-profit organisation supporting at-risk and vulnerable young people. I am currently sitting on the Board of Western Chances and Advisory board of the Dual Identity Leadership Program.

VU has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and experience I needed to get into the workforce and do the work that I do daily, whether paid or volunteer."

Course studied

Master of International Community Development

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