Continuing Professional Development


May Network Meeting

Tuesday 30 May, 2017 
5pm - 6pm, Townsville Branch Office
Presentation on 'My Aged Care' by Maria Griffiths

See flyer for further details.



Looking to increase your CPD - have a social work student?

Have you considered giving back to the profession and being able to help shape and influence a new social worker(s)? Providing a field placement for a social work student is a great way of supporting the social work profession. Providing supervision, mentoring or support comes under the AASW CPD, Category 3 – Professional Identity. A 14 week social work student placement would provide a minimum of 14 hours CPD with the weekly supervision. James Cook University Field Education team is seeking social workers in agencies for placements beginning in late July. Consider this your chance to develop the profession – talk to your organisation and put up your hand. You can contact the Field Education team at JCU in Cairns and Townsville on the below details if interested:

Ines Zuchowski (Field Education Coordinator) on 4781 5527

Sally Watson (Cairns) on 4232 1396

Tracey Dickinson (Cairns) on 4232 1362

Amanda Nickson (Townsville) on 4781 6037


Workshop Registrations Open

Thursday 13 July 2017
08.45am - 12.30pm, Townsville Branch Office
Pulling Together in Teams
presented by Jill Nicholson from Advance Your Business

See flyer for further details

Register here now



NQLD Events



The AASW NQLD BMC President, Vice-President and Branch Manager will be visiting Cairns in early June to meet and greet with all members and non-members from Cairns and the surrounding areas. 

A presentation will be provided to update members on all local and national current issues.  See Flyer for further details. 

Date:     1st June 2017

Venue:  Cairns City Library

Time:     6.00pm - 8.00pm


Register here to attend


DATE:      5th August 2017

WHERE:  Seagulls Resort

TIME:        6.30pm - onwards

WHY:   This award offers all social worker nominees an opportunity to be recognised for their best practice, innovation, collaboration and development.

To nominate yourself or a colleague with their knowledge and consent, the process is simple:

Don't forget the wonderful prizes on offer and that you do not have to enter a nomination to attend the presentation evening. All are welcome!

A great opportunity to support your colleagues and have a wonderful evening celebrating and enjoying the company of your social work community. 

Flyer attached for further information.

Don't miss out - REGISTER here now



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