Empowering Excellence: AASW's social work online training


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The Empowering Excellence program has new content. These new webinars are essential for social workers, with experts in their fields giving you the tools to provide specialist interventions for your clients. Register now.

New releases

Existing content in the Empowering Excellence program includes the following:

Contact cpd@aasw.asn.au for further information.


Your Distinction


Your Distinction: Find out more

The expansion of the AASW credentialing program recognises a notable level of expertise and focus in an area of social work practice.

AASW accreditation means Your Distinction in the social work sector, your area of expertise and your career journey. These new credentials raise the profile of the social work profession and enhance your employment opportunities.

Apply for the Accredited Family Violence Social Worker now.

Register your interest on our website to hear more as we develop the remaining credentials.


Social Work Focus - Housing, Homelessness, Welfare and Income Support


Social Work Focus - winter edition - Diana Chessell

The latest edition of Social Work Focus, your membership magazine, is out now.

Log in to the member portal to read it.



Australian Social Work - new edition out now


This is a Special Section: Social Work in Post-disaster Situations, with Guest Editors Louise Harms and Margaret Alston, and Associate Editor Mary Whiteside.

Members can access it online via our website.


Expression of Interest: Member of Editorial Board - Australian Social Work


Australian Social Work is seeking expressions of interest from AASW members for two positions on its Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members play an active role in attending meetings of the Editorial Board, reviewing manuscripts and contributing to the ongoing development of editorial policies and the direction of the Journal.

For further information and how to apply, please view the full Expression of Interest document.

Expressions of interest close COB Monday, 29 October 2018.


Building Resilience & Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop


We are pleased to continue to offer a continuing professional development program for social work, mental health and welfare professionals around the theme of Building Resilience & Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop.

This workshop is offered free to all attendees with priority given to AASW members. 

Find out more and register register to attend a workshop.


AASW events


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

New South Wales

AASW NSW 2018 Annual Members' Meeting with Sue Foley: Social justice: A unique dynamic for the social work profession
Thursday, 18 October
6pm for 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Existential Approaches in Field Education - Field Education Practice Group meeting
Tuesday, 30 October
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Video conferencing available.

Northern Territory (and online)

Introduction to Social Work Private Practice
Friday, 26 October
9.00am - 12.00pm


The Forgotten Known – Stage Two – Further Development of Attachment Theory in Practice
Thursday, 1 November 
9.00am - 4.15pm

Working through the pain of loss - applying theory and evidence to grief and loss work across the lifespan
Wednesday, 14 November
9.00am - 4.15pm

South Australia


Friday Networking @Embers – Southern Networking Group
Friday, 19 October 2018
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Tasmanian Branch Annual Members' Meeting & Dinner
Friday, 16 November 2018
6.00pm Meeting, drinks, canapés
7.00pm Dinner and guest speaker


Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting with guest speaker
Jenny Smith, CEO of Council to Homeless Persons
Thursday, 25 October
5.30pm to 8.30pm, North Melbourne

Recognising and Responding to Trauma presented by Dr Jenine Godwin-Thompson and David Ellis
Trauma-informed approaches to healing and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. Presented in partnership with SNAICC.
Tuesday, 30 October and Wednesday, 31 October

Western Australia

Annual Members Meeting
Wednesday, 24 October 
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Working with Families Involved with the Family Court
Tuesday, 30 October 
9.00am - 1.00pm




Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Children

Use the AASW discount code CC*AASW


Mind Performance

Clinical Hypnosis plus Focussed psychological Strategies (FPS) based upon CBT training is available in various locations throughout the country. Presented by Dr Alan Fahey

The training is CPD endorsed by numerous health and allied health organisations including: the AASW: the RACGP; the GPMHSC; the ACMHN and several other colleges of nursing. This training supports attendees with the Focused Psychological Strategy component of their professional development. 

Register today.


Charles Sturt University - Orange tile - Graduate Certificate of Gerontology

University of Melbourne - Make a Difference Master of Advanced Social Work - now online

OSWA Conference 8-10 November 2018 ACT


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