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Professional Development

Video: Using AASW's trademarks

Learn more about our Collective Trademarks and how you can benefit from them by watching this 11 minute video tutorial.

Finding and thriving in your first job

If you are a new social work graduate looking for work, follow this free SWOT online information series developed by our Victorian Branch.

Video: How to update your CPD record

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

SWOT: Social work in schools

This new course will help social workers to collaborate more closely with schools when they are supporting vulnerable children. It describes the goals of school social work practice and demonstrates the potential of working closely with school staff.

SWOT: Talking with children

This new course presented by Dr Deb Absler addresses the natural concerns of social workers who have to engage with children and adolescents. It provides an understanding of children's development to build your skills and strategies so you can communicate effectively with them.

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Social Policy and Advocacy

News from Nepal

The latest news on the devastating earthquake from the Nepal School of Social  Work

AASW opposes dealth penalty

Read the AASW's condolences and position brief in opposition to the death penalty

Falling income support for non-pensioners

Read the AASW brief on Newstart and Youth Allowance prepared for journalists covering the Hon Chris Bowen's address to the National Press Club on Wednesday 22 April 2015

National mental health review

The AASW continues to examine this report. Read our initial response on proposals to the Better Access program



Temporary Protection Visas are bad policy

5Read National Vice President Christine Craik's opinion piece on the Senate compromise to release children and their families from detention with TPVs

AASW opinion piece on the Moss Report

Professor Karen Healy has released a strong opinion piece on the responsibility of social workers to speak out about child abuse on Nauru.

Domestic violence in spotlight again

Read National President Professor Karen Healy's opinion piece relating to the recent domestic violence allegations against Queensland MP Billy Gordon published in The Courier Mail.

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