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Professional development

Social work and the NDIS: Opportunities and information on navigating the system

1 day workshop in Sydney. Focused on self employed social workers looking to/currently working with NDIS clients. 

Social Work Online Training

SWOT provides 24/7 training on a variety of topics. Use it to help meet your CPD requirements.

The business of social work: workshops for self employed social workers

2 day workshop in Melbourne, for those considering and currently working privately. 

National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017

Register for this conference, and explore and appreciate the importance of local knowledge and relationships, the footprint we leave within communities and our understanding of what makes rural social work practice inspirational.

SWOT: Culturally sensitive practice in mental health

SWOT course presented by Jatinder Kaur, working with clients from CALD backgrounds in the mental health field.

SWOT: social workers doing the ordinary and extraordinary

Recording of Professor Karen Healy AM keynote address from the Queensland Branches Conference

Video: How to update your CPD record

A step-by-step video on how to update your professional development in your membership record

SWOT: QLD Branches Conference Keynote

Recording of Prof Lesley Chenoweth AO keynote discussing innovation & how this impacts social workers. 

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Member notices

SWOT unavailable 23 June.

Social Work Online Training site is unavailable from 9am - 5pm AEST Friday 23 June. 

Renew now and receive the super early bird discount!

Renew your AASW membership online before 30 June to take advantage of the early bird rate or phone the membership team on 1800 630 124 and we'll do it for you.

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Social policy and advocacy

Submissions in progress

AASW advocacy includes responding and presenting evidence to government inquiries and royal commissions. Browse by year or by issue. We are currently preparing submissions for several government enquiries.

Position papers

Our position and briefing papers support social workers and others who are responding to government inquiries or approaching their local MP.

Scope of practice series

This series promotes social work practice in key fields and explores social work and psychosocial assessments and case management.

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