About Us

 Marie Connolly
Professor Marie Connolly, Chair and Head

Welcome to the Department of Social Work

Professor Marie Connolly, Chair and Head

Social Work, in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, is a vibrant learning community which seeks to influence professional practice through high quality educational experiences for our students, the conduct of practice-based research and engagement.

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History

The Victorian Institute of Hospital Almoners was established in 1929. This is generally regarded as the beginning of Victorian social work education.

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Our Vision

Social work education at the University of Melbourne has a long and distinguished history.

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