Acknowledgement of Country: “We begin by acknowledging that we work on the lands of the Aboriginal People, the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the lands of South Australia.  We pay our respects to the elders past and present, their ancestors and their families. The AASW commit to actively engage, include & represent the voices of Aboriginal Social Workers & Aboriginal communities in their work, commit to seeking their equal opportunity, freedom of expression and social justice through our work.”   (Shirley Young; August 2017).”



Continuing Professional Development


Upcoming CPD events

Students & New Graduates Careers Night
6 December 2018, 5.30pm-8.45pm

Flinders Uni, Victoria Square, Adelaide



Join the AASW as a student for just $51

Sign up by bringing along your documentation to the event. 


Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism: An awareness raising workshop
11 December 2018, 12.30pm - 5.00pm
EDC, Hindmarsh


12 December 2018, 12.30pm - 5.00pm
EDC, Hindmarsh


13 December 2018, 9:00am - 1:30pm
EDC, Hindmarsh


Working with Men Separating from Violence and Abuse:
A Narrative and Invitational Approach
19 February 2019
Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA



Applying Attachment Theory
7 March 2019
Dementia Australia building, 27 Conyngham Street, Glenside  SA


Supervision 2
26-27 February 2019
Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA


Supervision 1: A Reflective and Developmental Approach
30 April - 2 May 2019
Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA


Please ensure when registering for an event that you are aware of the  standard Terms and Conditions that apply in regard to cancellations and refunds.

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Social Policy and Advocacy


AASW SA Policy Council Representative re-elected

"Having been elected as a representative from the AASW Social Justice Committee for the past two years, I have now been re-elected for further two years until 2020.  This gives me an opportunity of use my frontline experience as a Social Worker to have input where relevant and appropriate to policy issues."

The SACOSS Policy Council, is drawn from the SACOSS membership, develops policies relevant to the sector and helps to plan and develop key areas of social policy development. Policy Council members hold office for two year terms and are elected in different categories set out in the SACOSS Constitution.

"There are increasing numbers of vulnerable people who are marginalised in our society in 2018 and I feel privileged to be able to be part of working alongside skilled professionals and individual SACOSS members to address boarder policy areas to advocate for improvement in the state."

Michelle Adams

New sector taskforce to be formed to address housing and homelessness

The State Government will form a new sector and industry taskforce to help develop a new Housing and Homelessness Strategy for South Australia. 

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Conferences & Events


9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

This conference explores the potential for social work practitioners, researchers and educators, alongside service users and carers, to shape the future of health and mental health care. Working with health professionals, social workers can take a lead on promoting human rights and social perspectives. This conference recognises and celebrates good practice in social work and contributes to discussions about new agendas for social work practice and research in health and mental health services.

York - United Kingdom
22-26 July 2019

Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2019

The main theme Social Work Partnerships towards an Equal Society Asia-Pacific Perspective will be discussed under 10 sub-themes: Social Work Partnerships, Social Development, Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, Green Social Work, Cultural Diversity and Social Work, Social Policy – Programmes for Public Reach, Children, Youth, Women and Elderly, Correctional Social Work, Health and Wellbeing, Corporate Social Responsibility & Industrial Social Work.


Research Participation


Current research projects

Conducting and participating in research are key professional development activities and can be counted towards your annual CPD. If you participate in any of the research activities listed below, you can record this as a Category 3 activity (Professional Identity) in your online CPD record.

For more information and to participate, see our website.

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