AASW at the United Nations


Dr Sebastian Cordoba speaking at the United Nations Political Forum 2018

AASW Policy and Advocacy Officer Dr Sebastian Cordoba attended the 2018 United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) as an International Federation of Social Workers delegate, advocating for the important role of international and Australian social work in promoting community and environmental sustainability. 

The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level.

More information will be available on the AASW website shortly.

More information on the Forum is available here.


The Art of Supervision


AASW Tasmanian Branch is hosting two workshops in Launceston and Hobart on the Art of Supervision (Level 2). The workshops are designed to enhance your supervisory skills. Presenter Ally Smith is a professional social worker with over 20 years’ experience in leadership and management.

The Art of Supervision (Level 2) - Launceston
Friday, 24 August
9.00am - 4.00pm

The Art of Supervision (Level 2) - Hobart
Friday, 31 August
9.00am - 4.00pm


Australian Social Work


Australian Social Work now has its own Twitter account. Please follow @aussocialworkj for all the latest articles. 

You can also sign up at the Taylor & Francis website to receive alerts whenever new articles are published in the Journal, and when a complete new edition is published each quarter. 

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Free access to the Journal articles is one of your key member benefits.


Social Work Focus: Seeking articles and review panel


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Social Work Focus is your membership magazine. Read the latest edition.

We are seeking practice articles for the Summer 2018 issue, with the theme of "social work futures". The deadline for submissions is 12 October 2018. Read our contributor guidelines.

We are also seeking a review panel to read and accept the articles we receive. To express interest email editor@aasw.asn.au.


AASW research grants open


AASW Practitioner Research Grant 2018-2019 applications now open.

The AASW National Research Committee is now calling for applications for the AASW Practitioner Research Grant 2018-2019. This is a great opportunity for social work practitioners to engage in research, and contribute new knowledge to their area or practice context with financial support from the AASW. Find out more about AASW Practitioner Research Grants at our website.


Women in Leadership


Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s community services sector.

The initiative is providing women working in the sector with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form prior to 7 September, 2018.


AASW events


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

Australian Capital Territory

An Exploration of Advance Care Planning
Thursday, 16 August
6.00pm - 8.00pm

New South Wales

The Role of Social Workers in Prevention & Treatment of Eating Disorders
Saturday, 25 August
10.00am - 2.30pm

Trauma-Informed Care & Practice - Level 1
Thursday, 30 August
9.00am - 4.30pm

Trauma-Informed Care & Practice - Level 2
Thursday, 16 October
9.00am - 4.30pm

North Queensland

Strategies for Thriving in Rural Practice
Thursday, 23 August
9.00am - 12.30pm

Making the Most of Supervision
Friday, 24 August
9.00am - 12.30pm

Family violence, a seminar presented by AASW National President Christine Craik
Friday, 28 September 
2.00pm - 4.30pm


Slater and Gordon - Motor Vehicle Compensation Claims - Legal Education Seminar
Thursday, 16 August
5.30pm - 7.00pm

Revitalising your Social Work Private Practice 
Saturday, 1 September
10.00 - 4.30pm


Friday Catch up at Embers - Southern Networking Group
Friday, 17 August 2018
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Annual Roadtrip: Meet & Greet with the Branch President and Vice-President (Launceston)
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
5.30pm - 7.00pm

Annual Roadtrip: Meet & Greet with the Branch President and Vice-President (North West)
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Time: to be confirmed


How can social workers harness their training, knowledge, skills and practice identity?
Tuesday, 21 August
5:30pm-7:00pm, Ballarat

Student and New Graduate Seminar: Navigating social work in Australia
Wednesday, 22 August
5:30pm - 8:00pm, North Melbourne
Live streaming option available

Prevention and management of eating disorders
Monday, 3 September 2018
2:30pm - 5:15pm
2.5+ CPD hours

Western Australia

Legal Education for Social Workers - Privacy, Confidentiality, Documentation, Reports and Court Appearances
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Biopsychosocial Assessment
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 
9.00am – 1.00pm




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Trauma education workshops with clinical psychologist Dr Leah Giarratano in November 2018

These two professional development workshops provide mental health professionals with practical skills and up-to-date research in traumatology.

Treating PTSD is offered in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and attracts 14 CPD hours

Treating complex trauma (helping survivors of abuse and neglect) is offered in Sydney and Melbourne (you must attend Treating PTSD beforehand) and attracts 14 CPD hours

For further details and to register, please visit www.talominbooks.com 


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