Our Profession. My Association - renew by 30 June


Our Profession. My Association

It's time to renew your AASW membership. Renew today to:

  • Connect with a professional network of more than 12,000 members
  • Access professional indemnity insurance
  • Make a difference and build a stronger Australian community through social policy, advocacy and reform
  • Access professional education, resources and support
  • Be recognised as a professional
  • Be informed through publications, newsletters and events
  • Enjoy exclusive offers through the MEMBERBenefits Program.

Renew by 30 June to ensure you are eligible for a tax deduction for professional membership this financial year.


AASW Conference 2019: Call for abstracts and early bird registrations


Challenging Inequality

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the AASW Conference 2019, "Challenging Inequality: Working together for a just society" is now open. 

Early bird registration and accommodation bookings for the conference are now open.

The AASW Conference 2019 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, 7-9 November 2019.


Work at the AASW


We are hiring: Find out more

We have several positions open at the AASW. Find out more on Seek.


Mary Moylan Awards: Nominations open


Do you know a social worker in the Northern Territory whose exemplary practice has made a difference to the field? If yes, please nominate them for the Mary Moylan Award. You may re-nominate candidates from previous years.

The Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory will present the Award at the ceremony on 28 June 2019.

All shortlisted nominees will be announced prior and acknowledged at the ceremony. Nominations close 14 June 2018.

The winner will be announced on the night and receive $1,000 towards professional development.


Social Work Focus


Social Work Focus: Social Work FuturesThe latest edition of Social Work Focus is on our website. This edition's theme is Social Work Futures, featuring news and practice articles on a diverse range of future-focused subjects.

Log in and read it today.

We are seeking contributions for the Winter edition, which is on social work research and its impacts by 10 June. Email editor@aasw.asn.au to pitch a contribution.


Participate in research


We have opportunities to participate in research on our website:

Participating counts towards CPD.


Nominate now - De Leo Fund Award - research in suicide prevention


The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) has created the De Leo Fund Award, which honours the memory of Nicola and Vittorio, the beloved children of Professor Diego De Leo, IASP Past President.

The Award is offered to distinguished scholars in recognition of their outstanding research on suicidal behaviours carried out in developing countries. Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are invited to nominate suitable persons for the De Leo Fund Award. Nominees do not necessarily have to be IASP members. Self-nomination is permitted.

Please send your nomination directly to Prof Diego De Leo, Chairperson of the De Leo Fund Award Committee and attach a brief summary (& CV) of why your nominee is deserving of the Award.

The deadline is 15 June 2019. Questions and nominations should be directed to Professor Emeritus Diego de Leo AO D.DeLeo@griffith.edu.au.


Are you thinking of working abroad?


Are you an AASW member seeking employment in another country? Social work qualifications recognised by the AASW are highly regarded.

Find out more on our website.


Rural Social Work Conference 2019


Horsham - field of yellow flowers

Responding to Challenges, Community Engagement and Innovative Practice

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July 2019
8.30am to 5.00pm, Horsham
Up to 17 CPD hours
Register before 31 May to secure early bird rate at Rural SW Conference 2019.

Conference program is now available


AASW CPD events


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


Countertransference and Supervision Seminar
Tuesday, 18 June

New South Wales

Aged Care Practice Group meeting
Wednesday, 10 July

NSW Branch - Trauma-Informed Care & Practice: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples - 26 Jun 2019*
Wednesday, 26 June
*Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements

Northern Territory

Mental Health Accreditation Practice Group
Wednesday, 26 June

Mary Moylan Award - NT Social Worker of the Year
Friday, 28 June


The Effects of Caring in Social Work Practice: The Importance of Addressing the Strains that Inevitably Accompany this Work for Social Worker's Health and in Maintaining High Level Practice
Thursday, 20 June

EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner Training Lvl 1
Friday, 5 July

South Australia

Social Work Snapshot: Career Insights & Volunteering for Students & New Grads
Tuesday, 11 June


Northern Regional Networking Dinner
Guest speaker Besta Peter: My experiences as a social worker on Manus Island
Wednesday, 12 June

Friday Networking @Embers
Friday, 21 June - 5.30pm

The Tasmanian State Budget - unpacking the details
Thursday, 27 June


Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Friday, 7 June

Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice 'Meet and Greet'
Sunday, 9 June




Charles Sturt University: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, orange tile


Disability Practice Course - online Learn more


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