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

SOLD OUT - register your interest for future presentations

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]

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.

Register Now!


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Ethics Committee presents Ageing Well
April 12, 2018

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Conferences & Events


SHE Votes 2018

February 8, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ayers House, Adelaide

The Primary Election Forum for Women’s Issues in SA

Have your say on the issues that impact women in South Australia

Thursday, 8th February, 2018
Ayers House – Ballroom
5.30pm – 7.30pm

  • Hear from each political party about their policies on women
  • ‘Speed Date’ sitting politicians and election candidates, have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you
  • Network with YWCA Adelaide members, advocacy organisations and the wider community
  • Ticket price includes wine/bubbles and delicious canapes!


Autism SA Conference Series 2018

Happiness, Neuroharmony and The Predictive Mind presented by Dr Peter Vermeulen PhD, offering a new perspective and providing techniques and strategies for effectively supporting people on the autism spectrum. February 26, 2018


Aboriginal Reflection Night
Shirley Young presents Aboriginal Kinship Structures and how they affect Social Work
March 7, 2018

Registrations opening soon


World Social Work Day Breakfast
March 20, 2018

Sue Vardon AO is our guest speaker for our Annual World Social Work Day Breakfast.  For those of you who are unaware of the length and breadth of Sue’s illustrious career, a brief bio can be found here.  All AASW members and non-members welcome.

Felicity Chapman will be launching her new book "Counselling and Psychotherapy with older people in care: A support guide"

Registrations open January 29th.


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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Emplyoyment Opportunities


Social Work Casual Positions

Ref 17206 External Field Educator (EFE)

EFE’s provide social work supervision to students on placement where an organisation does not have an onsite social worker. Key responsibilities include assisting students to link social work theory and practice, and facilitate their acquisition of a professional social work identity. Applicants are required to be qualified social workers with two years full time equivalent practice experience.

Ref 17207 Field Education Liaison Officer (FELO)

FELO’s are appointed by the University to support and assess students on placement, maintain relationships with key stakeholders and contribute to integration seminars as required. Applicants are required to be qualified social workers with five years full time equivalent practice experience.

Ref 17208 Casual Academic Tutor (CAT)

CAT’s provide sessional tutoring in a range of academic topics. Applicants are required to be qualified social workers.

  • Location: On and off campus (for EFE’s and FELO’s)
  • Available as causal positions throughout 2018
  • Salary: hourly rates depend on the activity as per the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.
  • Plus 9.5% employer superannuation.

Please note: Pursuant to the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) these positions have been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the positions that the successful candidates maintain a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University.

Full details including how to apply on-line can be found at our Jobs@Flinders website:


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