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Professional development

Social Work Online Training

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

SWOT: QLD conference keynote

Recording of Assoc. Prof Munjed Al Muderis' keynote retelling his journey to Australia after fleeing Iraq.

SWOT: Social work & politics

Recording of Emeritus Professor Jim Ife's speech on social work in the current challenging political climate.

SWOT: WSWD 2017 speeches from Christine Craik and Rosie Batty

Recording of key speeches from Christine and Rosie speaking on social work in the family violence field

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

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

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. 

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: Keynote address from QLD conference

Recording of Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, keynote address.

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

Renew now and receive the super early bird discount!

Thank you for helping us support you in 2016/17. We now invite you to renew your membership for 2017/2018.

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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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