World Social Work Day 2018


Photo of Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the Past President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and will give the World Social Work Day address at the AASW's Victorian Branch breakfast Tuesday, 20 March. 

We are taking bookings on our website.

World Social Work Day poster #SocialWorkDayAU

Our World Social Work Day 2018 webpage is available now. 

We encourage all social workers, members and their organisations to celebrate World Social Work Day (WSWD) this year on Tuesday, 20 March. WSWD is the annual opportunity to recognise and celebrate the social work contribution to fairer societies.

We would like you to: 

  • Share your stories about great social workers
  • Tell us what inspires you as a social worker. Do you have an inspiring social work story that you could share? Please send your story to the Bulletin Editor by 28 February 2018.

What is clinical social work in Australia?


Australian College of Social Work

The Clinical Division of the Australian College of Social Work is gathering articles, research and information to assist us to think about what clinical social work in Australia is and what it is not. We would welcome contributions from AASW members who have views about this, or articles and opinion pieces of relevance to clinical social work that they could direct us to


Countering violent extremism CPD program


The Countering violent extremism CPD workshops have been a big success and booked out months in advance. 

There are still limited available places for the countering violent extremism workshops in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. 

See our website for details and to register. 


AASW events


All AASW branch and online events can be found in the events calendar or on SWOT.


Slater and Gordon - Workplace Claims - Legal Education Seminar

Friday 23 February 2018
10.00am to 11.30am, Brisbane


Social Work Management and Leadership Panel Discussion

Thursday 15 February 2018
8:00 to 10:30am, North Melbourne

Western Australia

Practice Group Networking Night

28 February 2018, 6.00-8.00pm, City West Lotteries House, West Perth - 2 CPD Hours- Event will also be broadcast as a FREE Webinar to Rural members

New Graduates Reunion Night- Alumni 2017

21 March 2018, 6.00pm- 8.00pm, City West Lotteries House, West Perth - 2 CPD Hours- Free Webinar for Rural Members




2018 Trauma education workshops with Dr Leah Giarratano
Two highly regarded professional development workshops provide mental health professionals with practical skills and up-to-date research in traumatology.

Treating PTSD offered in May and June in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
CPD hours: 14.

Treating complex trauma offered from July and October in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth (you must attend Treating PTSD beforehand)
CPD hours: 14

For further details and to register, please visit 


Practitioner Certificate in Hypnosis (AASW170411)

Online, flexible - study when you wish. AASW CPD hours: 112

This course provides a firm foundation for the practice of hypnosis as an adjunct to your existing skills. This course gives you advanced standing in higher level courses. The course is designed for Rural and Remote areas with additional; support by Skype or phone.

Website: course documents and information (


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