Centre for Cancer Education

Peter Mac's Centre for Cancer Education is committed to providing a coordinated program of high-quality education to the Peter Mac workforce, students, patients, carers and the community.

Peter Mac recognises the importance of education and learning for our staff and students to support advances in cancer care. Education builds and sustains the capability needed to support improvements in health care for patients. Education provides staff with the ability to mobilise knowledge for caring, discovery, learning and decision making, leading to improvements in quality and safety of patient care.

The Centre for Cancer Education works with educators across the organisation to support the learning needs of our staff, students and patients. Knowledge exchange with our partnerships and networks provides access to high-quality education for our clinical and research staff and our patients.  The Centre has a strategic focus on education that is evidence-driven, to support our patient-centred focus in clinical care and research.

Our team of specialist educators support education and learning across all disciplines in the hospital and research areas, including education for:

Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Radiation Therapy, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology, Paediatrics, Pharmacy, Survivorship, and Primary Health Care.

Our Wellbeing Centre offers a variety of programs, services and education opportunities for patients, families and carers.

Our Research Education program manages the Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program (CCPhD) as the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology,  The University of Melbourne.

Our students come from Universities and education institutes state-wide, nationally and internationally.

We partner with education, healthcare and research institutes globally. These clinical and research education partnerships and knowledge exchange support our drive for excellence in education.

Contact us

For enquiries regarding the Centre for Cancer Education, contact

A/Prof Caroline Owen
Director, Centre for Cancer Education
Phone: (03) 8559 5948
Email: [email protected]