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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. 

Queensland Branches Conference

Social work students, clinicians, academics, research and policy makers are invited to the Queensland Branches Conference on 25 & 26 November 2016.

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

Visit our Student Centre

The AASW's Student Centre provides information and resources for prospective, current and newly graduated social work students.

Update your browsers

Our website security is being upgraded. Ensure your web browsers are up to date to continue to be able to access the site & member benefits.

Elections 2016: Voting has now closed

The Returning Officer has declared the ballot for the 2016 Board Director and Vice-President elections. Read the results

Scope of practice series

Our Scope of Practice documents describe and promote social work practice in range of key fields including aged care, child protection,  health, mental health, disability and more.

AASW Resource Library

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 workers.

Membership and insurance certificates online

Access your membership, certificates of currency and mental health accredited certificate online.

The AASW Collective Trade Mark

Learn more about our legally protected Collective Trade Mark (CTM) for exclusive use by AASW Accredited Social Workers.

AASW celebrates 70 years!

Join us as we celebrate seven decades of representing the social work profession, promoting professional education and excellence, and advocating for social justice.

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Social Policy and Advocacy

AASW responds to Elder Abuse Issues Paper

Preventative strategies informed by human rights principles need to be the foundation of the response to elder abuse. Read our submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission

Submission: Budget Savings (Omnibus Bill) 2016

If passed, this Bill may further reduce levels of Newstart, Youth Allowance and Austudy, carer allowances and income received by parents on social security whose children are studying and others.

Leadership and management scope of social work practice

A new AASW Leadership and Management Scope of Social Work Practice document has been developed in consultation with members and is now available.

Allied Health Assistants

The allied health assistant should not be used as a replacement for a qualified social worker. Read the AASW's position on this role.

SA Child Protection Royal Commission

The recommendations of this royal commission will ensure critically needed reforms to this sector are not further delayed.

Family violence

We need to challenge family violence at both an individual and systemic level to minimise its profound and long-lasting impacts. Read our family violence submissions

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