Continuing Professional Development


What's On at the Branch:

Members' Networking for Purpose Special Offer 12th March 2019

We are delighted to be able to offer members a unique opportunity to hear from two dynamic presenters Jo Saunders and Sharron Atwood. Jo and Sharron have honed their craft over years to support people to influence and connect through LinkedIn and the purposeful use of self. They will share their experience and knowledge on how to connect to and influence people to achieve better outcomes for communities and clients. For all of you who know your LinkedIn profile can do with some work and serve you and your clients better, this is s a not to be missed opportunity. 

Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop Geraldton, Albany Perth Check Dates here

The AASW is pleased to be able to offer this 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 will be offered free to all attendees with priority given to AASW members.

World Social Work Day Research Symposium, 19 March 2019

If you've ever wondered what research has to do with your social work, come and join ECU, Curtin, and UWA researchers for some delicious food on World Social Work Day. Research is an area of social work practice that is sometimes marginalised. Indeed at the trauma-informed symposium, the research stream was the least attended and at the end of the day a group gathered together and wondered why.
At our World Social Work Day event on the 19th March (sponsored by Wanslea Family Services) we're putting the spotlight on research in social work. This half-day promises to be a vibrant mix of short, fast presentations combined with fuller explorations of research in action. There will also be a panel of social workers who cannot imagine "being" social worker without research.

Coming Soon - Save the Dates

22nd May: The Bread and Butter of Social Work: Doing Biopsychosocial Assessments with Iris Barten

16th August: Working with the Intimate Committed Relationship Full Day workshop with  Noel Giblett

29th Nov: How do you do Eco-social work? Half Day PD

30th Nov-1st Dec: Eco-social work residential at Landsdale Farm Sustainability Education Centre

We are currently working on the CPD calendar for the second half of 2019, please click this link to see what we have in store:


Farewell and Thank You Charmaine


On the 5th February, we gathered together to farewell Charmaine the WA Branch Manager for the past three and a half years. Michael expresses my thoughts in his column, but I would just like to show my gratitude to Charmaine for her support of the Practice and Interest Groups. She provided support and encouragement to the eco- social work group as we were forming and continued to find ways to bring this perspective forward. We wish you the best of everything and thanks from the bottom of our hearts.

Michael and Charmaine



Expressions of Interest 2019 CPD Calendar


Are you interested in conducting training with the AASW?

The Branch is interested in hearing from members who are interested in working with us to conduct training and events for the 2019 and 2020 CPD calendar.

This may include facilitating workshops or information seminars, or ideas about future training events that could be run with the WA Branch.

If you are interested, please email the Branch with information regarding your proposed training.


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