Media release - IDAHOBIT


AASW supports International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), which is today.

Read Christine Craik's full statement here.


Expressions of interest


Casual Assessors - Accredited Family Violence Social Work applications

The AASW is seeking expressions of interest for specialist family violence social workers to assess applications for Accredited Family Violence Social Worker status.

We are seeking a family violence social worker with current AASW membership and expert knowledge of the family violence and social services sector. A good working knowledge of and experience in social work practice and family violence is required. You also have experience in assessing quality standards/capabilities and/or experience in training of courses in family violence.

Applications can be made via our credentialing webpage.



My Health Record update


Members will soon receive an email from AASW about My Health Record. By 16 October 2018, all Australians will have an online My Health Record unless they specifically opt out during 16 July 2018 and 15 October 2018. The Government has commissioned independent research which told them that individuals want to receive information about the new system from health care providers. This means clients may come to you for advice about what a My Health Record means for them.



Governance update - reputation


AASW Board election dates for 2018 are on our website. The nomination and election of Board members is the prerogative of the members of the AASW through the election process. As part of this process, we are continuing our series of articles on good governance. This e-Bulletin's topic is managing reputation. 

Reputation is important to members and stakeholders of a best practice association. Boards should do the following to promote a positive reputation of their organisation:

  • Identify future reputation risks
  • Ensure diversity on a board
  • Make time for a conversation about reputation at board meetings
  • Ensure governance structures are fit for purpose
  • Ensure reputation is on a corporate risk register

NASRHP Pool of Assessors - seeking applications


NASRHP National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professions, logo

The National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP) is the national peak body representing self-regulating health professions in Australia.

NASRHP assessors play an important role in the assessment of NASRHP membership and appeal applications. Assessors work within a Membership Assessment Team or the Appeals and Complaints Panel to assess the applications and provide recommendations to the NASRHP Board. Applications close Friday 1 June 2018.

To download a candidate information pack, and to apply, please see the NASRHP website.

Please email with any queries.


AASW events


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


Understanding the Federal Budget and the ACT Budget
Thursday, 21 June 2018
6.00pm - 8.00pm

New South Wales

Self-Employed Practice Group meeting
Monday, 4 June, 7pm - 8.30pm
AASW NSW Branch, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta 2150
RSVP: Lynne Harrold at Video and teleconferencing available.

NSW School Social Work Practice Group meeting
29 June, 12.30pm - 3pm
Sydney Catholic Schools, 38 Renwick Street, Leichhardt 2040
RSVP: Jennifer Coen at Teleconferencing may be available – please advise if you would like this.

North Queensland

May networking meeting
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
5.00pm - 6.30pm


Working with Migrant & Refugee Communities in a Mental Health Setting
Monday, 21 May 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm

Responding to trauma
Friday, 8 June 2018
9.15am - 4.15pm


VMHSW Seminar: Sexual and Gender Diversity Service delivery
Monday 21 May 2018 (RESCHEDULED)
1.45pm to 4.30pm
**FPS Relevant Activity**

Greening our Community
Friday 1 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Western Australia

Engaging with Fathers in Family Services
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
6.00pm – 7.30pm

Social Workers in Disability Services
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
3.30pm - 5.00pm




Jane Wexler – Supervision and State of Being Training, Melbourne Zoo

Powerful, high quality, enriching training in a calm, verdant oasis in the heart of Melbourne.

CPD hours: 14. Level 1: Sept 26-27; Level 2: Oct 11-12
Charles Sturt University Doctor of Social Work__________________________________________

Part-time Positions Available Experienced Mental Health Social Workers with expertise in veteran mental health Centenary of ANZAC centre

Master of Narrative Therapy & Community Work The Department of Social Work in partnership with the Dulwich Centre and its international faculty The University of Melbourne and crest, blue background



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