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Join our Action for Social Justice Practice Group

Are you interested in making a difference and wanting a safe place that can rekindle and revitalise your social work core values and beliefs?  If so, we are always looking for new members to join our Action for Social Justice Group.  The group meet monthly on every second Tuesday and are held at the FIN house in Cranbrook. The next meeting is scheduled for:

Tuesday 11 July 2017 from 5.30 to 6.30pm

If you would like to attend, please email the branch office registering your interest.

Mackay Social Workers Meet

Claudie's, Brisbane Street, Mackay
21 July 2017, 7.30am

Join the Mackay Social Workers for a general Social Work Trivia Night. Please email Sandy McCristal if you wish to attend.


Continuing Professional Development


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


SWOT - Aged and palliative care social workers online forum

30th May 2017

An online forum has been created on the SWOT platform to provide a space for social workers in aged and palliative care to communicate and network. Its aim is to identify and discuss the impact of the aged care reforms both on older people and on our work as social workers.

For more information visit this link.


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

**Early bird prices close 29th June, so be sure to register before then!


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National Conference

Thursday 20 & Friday 21 July 2017, Albury NSW

The AASW Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group invites registrations for the 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference. 

Keynote speakers are:  

  • Dr Alison Kennedy, Deakin/National Centre for Farmer Health Research Fellow for the Ripple Effect;
  • Drs Meaghan Katrak and Amanda Howard, authors of Rural, regional and remote social work: Practice research from Australia;
  • Denis Ginnivan and Alana Johnson of Voices for Indi, and
  • Bernie Shakeshaft, founder and manager of Back Track – Helping youth at risk.

Conference Program is now available.

Visit the AASW website to find out more and register for the Rural Remote Social Work Conference

Attend both days or Thursday or Friday only. Dinner on Thursday night is optional.


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Become an AASW member today and show you are qualified, accountable to a code of ethics and committed to your professional development - and most of all, you value client safety and quality practice.


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