About Us

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Professor Lou Harms - Chair and Head of Social Work

Welcome to the Department of Social Work

Professor Lou Harms - Chair and Head of Social Work

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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