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Professional Development

Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

Have you browsed our Social Work Online Training? A variety of topics available to access at your convenience 24/7. 

Webinar: Creative Therapies in Trauma Treatment

6pm AEDT 31 January - save this date and register today for this free webinar, which is the first of a series for 2017. Experienced social workers Jenny Rose and Sue Foley will be discussing creative play based therapies for children who have experienced trauma. Opportunity for questions will be available at the end of the presentation. 

SWOT: Recording of Emiritus Professor Jim Ife speaking on social work in the challenging political climate

AASW Tasmanian Branch invited this special guest to speak at the 2016 Annual Dinner, in November. Jim delivered a moving topical address - members can access recording for free.

SWOT: Recording of key note address from Queensland Branches Social Work Conference

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis tells his extraordinary account of fleeing the brutality of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, his journey to  Indonesia, transit to Australia as a refugee by boat, and his time spent in a detention centre before being released to pursue his career as a pioneering surgeon. Free for members. 

SWOT: Culturally sensitive practice in the mental health field

Presented by Jatinder Kaur, this 1.5 hour online training focuses on working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the mental health field.

Video: How to update your CPD record

If you're having trouble updating your CPD record, watch our step-by-step video.

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Members' Notices

Celebrating 70 years

We are celebrating seven decades of representing the social work profession, promoting professional education and excellence, and advocating for social justice. Join us!

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Social Policy and Advocacy

Migration legislation amendment submission

The AASW has strongly opposed this Bill because it does not comply with Australia's international human rights and legal obligations.

Position papers

Our advocacy includes gathering evidence on issues of concern to social workers and providing position and briefing papers to support them and other interested stakeholders, including the media, who may be responding to government inquiries and Royal Commissions or approaching their local MP.

Scope of practice series

Our scope of practice series describes and promotes social work practice in key fields including child protection,  mental health, aged care and leadership and management. We also explore social work and psychosocial assessments and case management.

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