Acknowledgement of Country: “We begin by acknowledging that we work on the lands of the Aboriginal People, the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the lands of South Australia.  We pay our respects to the elders past and present, their ancestors and their families. The AASW commit to actively engage, include & represent the voices of Aboriginal Social Workers & Aboriginal communities in their work, commit to seeking their equal opportunity, freedom of expression and social justice through our work.”   (Shirley Young; August 2017).”




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Continuing Professional Development


Upcoming CPD events

Legal Aspects of Case Notes
Wednesday January 31, 2018. 9:30am to 12:30pm
Presented Darren McGeachie

This is a rare opportunity to gain skills in the combined areas of social work and legal frameworks in preparing case notes.

In this half day workshop you will learn:

• Key aspects of case notes for social workers

• What to include

• Ethical approaches to case records

• Relevant legal principles re case notes, subpoenas and going to court [and more]

Register Now

Aboriginal Loss and Grief
Presented by Rosemary Wanganeen
Tuesday February 20, 2018. 9:30am to 4:30pm

Using Seven Phases to Integrating Loss & Grief to achieve and maintain Indigenous Prosperity.

Deepen the understanding of ancestral intergenerational suppressed unresolved loss and grief and the effects of this compounding and complicating contemporary Aboriginal people. This provides the foundation and knowledge from where to practice Rosemary’s unique Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief.

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Supervision 1: A Reflective and Developmental approach
Presented by Margaret Morrell
May 1-3, 2018

Social workers and other health professionals work in complex, challenging and often stressful work environments. We all deserve quality supervision that helps us to:

  • Manage the demanding situations we face everyday
  • Prevent build‐up of stress and possible burnout
  • Keep growing and developing throughout our career
  • Stay in touch with our core professional ethics and
  • Provide the best possible service to our clients.

Register Now! Early bird rate closes December 31, 2017

Save the Date
Aboriginal Reflection Night
March 7, 2018

World Social Work Day Breakfast
March 20, 2018

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Online Training


Pathways into Research – developed by the AASW National Research Committee, the module will provide information for social workers to learn about the pathways into engaging in research. CPD hours: 1.5, Cost: Free for AASW members.

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Conferences & Events


The 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference 

The Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 March 2019.  The conference is being organised by QPASTT, the Queensland agency of The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT). 

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The 2018 World Social Work Day Poster is Now Available

AASW will be hosting Dr Rory Truell, Secretary-General at the International Federation of Social Workers

On Friday January 12 he will speak on social work in an international context.  Please forward your expressions of interest to attend this webinar scheduled for 10 am and 12 noon EDST.


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Scholarship Opportunities



Women currently working in the community services sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.  

Funding must be apportioned by the end of 2017 and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to December 15, 2017.

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Employment Opportunities


Flinders University - Social Work Casual Positions

External Field Educator, Field Education Liaison Officer, Casual Academic Tutor. Brief Description of positions available.  Visit Flinders University Casual Register


Alice Springs Hospital Recruiting P3 Senior Social Worker Ongoing - (Permanent) - Full Time

The Alice Springs Hospital provides and exciting and positive work environment, with exposure to a wide range of challenging, and professionally satisfying experiences. This position provides an opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team in the management and coordination of a high quality and effective Social Work service to patients of the Alice Springs Hospital.

For further information, please contact Michael Leedle, Social Work Manager on 08 8951 7973 or 0408 844 043 or email

Read the job description.  Professional 3 - Remuneration Package $111,409 - $124,576 (including salary $96,545 - $108,126)



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Social Work Employment Trends provide insightful data on employment trends.  If you would like to reference an excellent source of social work related statistics you can find them here.

Healthy Development Adelaide December newsletter

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