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The AASW Empowering Excellence program offers a range of topical online training, aimed at diversifying your mental health practice and supporting your professional growth. All content is delivered by practice experts, balancing a theoretical and applied focus.

FPS relevant topics include:

 Social Work leadership and transition topics include:

The complete suite of Empowering Excellence online workshops is available on our website - including exclusive packages.


Power Your Advantage - upgrade your membership


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Congratulations and welcome to all new Social Work Graduates! You are now part of a professional community that works tirelessly for a more inclusive and socially just society.

Upgrade your AASW membership for free from Student to New Graduate. This will give you full member benefits of insurance, CPD, social policy and advocacy contribution opportunities and the Ethics consultation service.


Australian Social Work - January edition


Australian Social Work: The Journal of the Australian Association of Social Workers

The January edition of Australian Social Work has been published, with the theme of Social Work Education. 

Read it here.

A selection of articles is below:


Amplify: A one-day social work toolkit forum


AASW Queensland Branch Presents Amplify!

‘I see dead people: Demystifying the Social Work Role when working with the dead and dying’

Interested in learning about the principles of trauma-informed care when working with the dead and the dying? Strategies for families experiencing acute deaths? The complexities surrounding palliative care diagnosis on the dying and their family? A social work guide on facilitating a viewing of the deceased?

Delivered by Kim Sutherland and Catherine Walsh, this is one of nine workshops being delivered at the 15 February 2019 Amplify your practice Toolkit Forum in Brisbane.

Earlybird registrations close in 9 days! Register now.


Working with Primary Health Networks - CPD available


Are you in private practice as a sole trader or a small business owner interested in delivering services on behalf of Primary Health Networks?

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) was funded to develop education and training resources to support sole traders and small business owners to be successful in obtaining contracts with PHNs.

Find out more about how to engage with PHNs here.

In addition, the first in a series of webinars was held on Thursday, 29 November, 2018 and is available for your viewing as a podcast.

Two more webinars will be held in 2019 and your suggestions about suitable topics are welcome. The webinars will be advertised through APS Matters when they are arranged.

If you have any queries about the training or the webinars please contact angela.scarfe@aasw.asn.au.


AASW CPD events


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

New South Wales

Pathways of Recovery: Strengths Approaches to Mental Health
Monday, 11 February

North Queensland

Countering Violent Extremism - Cairns
Wednesday, 6 March


Qld Branch Forum – Amplify your Social Work Toolkit
Friday, 15 February

South Australia

Strengthening & broadening ideas for independent practice in social work - A workshop
Wednesday, 13 February

Working with Men Separating from Violence and Abuse: A Narrative and Invitational Approach
Tuesday, 19 February


Grief and Loss Seminar
Friday, 22 March


Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting (special guest Anneka Farrington, follows the Countering Violent Extremism workshop)
Tuesday, 5 February

Skilful Use of Mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients and individual practice (FPS Relevant Activity)
Thursday, 7 February




Child Sexual Abuse and CALD Communities Education Program (4.5 CPD hours - AASW endorsed)

Presented by Dr Pooja Sawrikar of Griffith University

  • Brisbane: Monday, 25 March 2019, 8.30am-1.00pm
  • Sydney: Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 8.30am–1.00pm
  • Adelaide: Friday, 29 March 2019, 8.30am-1.00pm

An education program on child sexual abuse and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities for relevant service providers, educators, researchers, and policy-makers.

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