Our Vision

Preparing outstanding social workers who are strong ethically, academically and professionally

In 2015 we celebrate 75 years of social work education at The University of Melbourne. We acknowledge and celebrate the generations of students who have accessed and contributed to the richness of our teaching, learning and research environment and the members of our alumni, many of whom have assumed academic and leadership positions across the broader community. Our current students continue to demonstrate leadership, further enhancing our reputation within and beyond the discipline.

Our position within the Melbourne School of Health Sciences creates many opportunities for us to further strengthen our research and practice leadership in the areas of health and mental health. Through the generous Felton bequest and continued support from The University of Melbourne we have also developed a strong foundation of research and practice leadership in child and family welfare practice.

Our Strategic plan (PDF) captures our research clusters, our teaching and learning, and community engagement efforts.