NASRHP Pool of Assessors


The National Alliance of Self-Regulated Health Professions (NASRHP) is seeking expressions of interest from external (both consumer and non-consumer) representatives to be appointed to the NASRHP Pool of Assessors.

NASRHP has been in existence since 2008 under the auspices of Allied Health Professions Australia, to support member organisations of self-regulating health professions, such as social workers.

These are not paid positions, but are a great opportunity to hone your skills and to contribute to self-regulating health professions if you have an interest or expertise in accrediting. 

To apply and for more information, please see the NASRHP website. 


Redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse survivors


In the AASW submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee about the proposed redress scheme for survivors, we make six recommendations, including that prisoners should not be excluded from the scheme.

Read the full media release here. 



Social policy & advocacy


Recently submitted

The Submissions to the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related bill , Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017 and have all been accepted and will be available on our website shortly.

Submissions in progress

The AASW is currently preparing submissions to three important inquiries affecting the future of the human services sector and would welcome any contributions from members with experience in the following areas:

If you would like to contribute please email us:

Submission follow-up

Several of the AASW’s recent submissions have been mentioned in Parliament. 

Youth mental health

The AASW participated in a roundtable discussion with the Assistant Shadow Minister for Mental Health, and with leaders in mental health services to contribute to the formulation of the ALP’s election platform concerning the mental health of young people.

Close the Gap Inquiry

The Council of Australian Governments is currently conducting an inquiry in the future of Close The Gap. As we approach the tenth anniversary of Closing the Gap only one of the seven national targets is on track and four will expire in 2018. We encourage members to complete the online survey. Share your views on the future of Closing the Gap here:


AASW events


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

New South Wales

LGBTIQ-safe Panel Discussion - 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras

Tuesday 27 February 2018
6.30pm to 8.30pm, Sydney


Slater and Gordon - Workplace Claims - Legal Education Seminar

Friday 23 February 2018
10.00am to 11.30am, Brisbane

South Australia

SA Advocacy Action Campaign Forum

Monday 5 March 2018
5.00pm-7.00pm, UniSA City West Campus

Western Australia

Practice Group Networking Night

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

New Graduates Reunion Night- Alumni 2017

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


Participate in online survey - social workers wanted


The research is called: Diagnosis, Treatment Recommendations, and Effectiveness: A Comparison of Different Health Professions

The study concerns diagnosis and treatment recommendations following the consideration of a short vignette outlining a serious of symptoms. This study is specifically aimed at social workers with experience in disability and/or mental health populations.

Complete the survey here. 

The survey closes on 30 March 2018. 





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 


Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World by Robert J. Hicks


The Equine Psychotherapy Institute: Growth in connection - silhouette of horse and person

The Equine Psychotherapy Institute biannual Conference "Expansion : Expanding Awareness,  Practice and Business"

  • Date - 10/11 March 2018
  • Location - 459 Telegraph Rd Mt Prospect (Daylesford area) Victoria 
  • CPD hours - 14

Learn about the innovative, professional and engaging practice of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy /Learning at our 2 Day Conference with specialised topics including working with children, the science of wellbeing, addiction programs, marketing your private practice and much more!

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Presented by Mental Health Social Worker of 20 years, Meggin Kirby. (196119)

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