Guosheng Yang Chen

Life-long educator at RMIT University

2024 VIC Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Guosheng Yang Chen is a committed life-long educator who’s taught hundreds of local and overseas students. 

A renowned leader in the Australian Chinese community, Guosheng has lived in Australia for 40 years. She’s dedicated much of this time to building multilingual and multicultural education throughout the country. 

When Guosheng joined RMIT in 1993 she developed the language department, then led the development of four national TAFE language curricula (Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Thai). This strengthened the foundation for language and cultural education in Australia today.  

Guosheng also led extensive community language teacher training programs and consulted with various strategic advisory groups. 

Since retiring, Guosheng has continued to support community and multicultural events across the state and is director of the Museum of Chinese Australian History 

In 2015, she was awarded the prestigious Ralph McIntosh Medal for over two decades of outstanding service to students and leadership in language and culture education.