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Professional Development


AASW are proud to launch SWOT: Social Work Online Training! SWOT will provide a place of Professional Development and Networking Opportunities for Social Workers across Australia.  To log in, visit and create a user profile for yourself.

Two new CPD resources available

Two new reports have been added to the CPD Resources page of our website. 'Whose Voice Counts?' and 'The Child Placement Principle' have been developed by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC).

My CPD Record

The CPD record is a convenient way to record and monitor your CPD hours.  Enter your details using the ‘add activity’ button, then track your progress by clicking on your goal.

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Member's notices

Celebrating the launch of the new AASW Collective Trade Mark

We are thrilled to announce the launch today of a legally protected Collective Trade Mark (CTM) for exclusive use by AASW Accredited Social Workers.

New strategy towards social work regulation

The AASW is pleased to announce that two new trade marks for use by eligible AASW members will be launched in 2014. The new trade marks are an important part of our range of strategies for achieving regulation of social work in Australia. Find out more.

New AASW Resource Library

We've launched a new Resource Library on our website! The Resource Library is designed to provide AASW members with centralised access to high-quality, current and free resources on a range of topics relevant to social work with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities.

Australian College of Social Work membership reopening

The Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) has been set up within the AASW to recognise and promote advanced social work practice. Membership is now open!

AASW launches first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The AASW launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at its AGM on 23 November 2013. The launch of our first RAP is an important step in our reconciliation journey and a real opportunity to turn our good intentions into actions. Click here to download the AASW RAP.

Access your membership certificates online

Did you know that you can access your membership certificate of currency and mental health accredited certificate online?

Find out how.

Guidelines for Social Work Practice in Medicare Locals

The AASW is pleased to publish these Guidelines for social workers to download and use in their discussions and consultations with Medicare Locals. These Guidelines were developed to improve the knowledge and understanding of social work practice in Medicare Locals.

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Campaigns & consultation

Achieving registration of social workers - it's time!

Attaining registration of the Social Work profession is a key goal of the AASW and is something that you as our members have asked us to pursue so please join with us as we take the next steps to achieving this important goal.

Government delays $2000 self-education salary cap

The Federal Government announced on  2 August 2013 that it will defer its decision to cap deductions on self-education expenses at $2000. This is an extremely good result from a collaborative campaign with submissions by numerous organisations, including the AASW. Many of these submissions have been channelled through the website. 

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