AASW Conference 2019 - Wanted: social work research student presenters


Challenging Inequality

Are you a higher degree research social work student (enrolled in a PhD or Research Masters) planning to attend the AASW Conference 2019 in Adelaide? If so, you are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to present your research in a conference session titled: Challenging inequality through social work research: Presentations from higher degree research students. Hosted by the AASW National Research Committee (NRC), the session will showcase the breadth of emerging social work research in relation to the conference agenda of ‘Challenging inequality’. Enjoy the opportunity to meet with other social work research students as well as members of the NRC. Read the EOI information on the AASW website.


Empowering Excellence


Empowering Excellence: Social Work Online Training - Register now - gold letters on a purple background

Empowering Excellence is AASW's online CPD program. Experts in their fields provide in-depth training on the therapeutic interventions you need to help the people you work with.

Subjects include:

Do you need to familiarise yourself with complying with CPD requirements? See our website for information on how to create a CPD plan, updating your CPD record online, our CPD policy and frequently asked questions.


Social Work Focus


Social Work Focus: Family Support & Family ViolenceThe latest edition of Social Work Focus is on our website. This edition's theme is Family Support and Family Violence.

Log in and read it today.

We are now seeking articles for the Spring edition of Social Work Focus, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practice. Contributions must be received by 3 September to editor@aasw.asn.au


Participate in research


We have opportunities to participate in research on our website:

Participating counts towards CPD.


Rural Social Work Conference 2019


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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 for the Rural SW Conference 2019.

Conference program is now available


Apply for AASW research grants


AASW Practitioner Research Grant 2019-2020 applications now open.

The AASW National Research Committee is now calling for applications for the AASW Practitioner Research Grant 2019-2020. This is a great opportunity for social work practitioners to engage in research, and contribute new knowledge to their area or practice context with financial support from the AASW. This year the AASW is offering two grants. Find out more about AASW Practitioner Research Grants at our website.


Contemporary Allied Health Approaches and the NDIS


The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have engaged with the Boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) program to present this “must attend” workshop

This half day event will allow service providers the opportunity to hear an update from NDIA Provider and Market Engagement representatives on the price guide and current provider hot topics. In addition, the NDIA is pleased to invite guest presenters from the boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) program to share contemporary approaches within the Allied Health sector, the use of Allied Health Assistants and other innovations available under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Dates and Locations for available sessions:

To attend and for more information, register at the links above.


AASW CPD events


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


ACT August Private Practice Group Meeting
Thursday, 8 August

Trauma as a Social/Cultural Experience and the Role of Social Work
Thursday, 10 October
Registrations opening soon

New South Wales

Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (level 2) - a three-phased approach
Wednesday and Thursday, 11 & 12 September
*Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements*

North Queensland

e-Safety: Developing digital intelligence, responsibility and resilience in young people
Tuesday, 6 August

Northern Territory

NT Mental Health Accreditation Practice Group
Thursday, 25 July

NT Social Workers in Private Practice Group
Thursday, 22 August


CBT Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for Working With Trauma Memories
Thursday, 25 and Friday, 26 July 2019

Webinar - Legal Ed Seminar - Slater and Gordon - Social Work & the Law /Medical Law
Wednesday, 7 August

Working with Dissociation to Facilitate Recovery in Clients who have suffered Complex Trauma
Friday, 9 August

South Australia

Child Abuse: Understanding the Impact on Brain Development
Friday, 26 July – to be held in Mt Gambier and streamed to Whyalla

Legal Breakfast Series (Session 1 of 5):  101: Understanding legal knowledge and principles for Social Workers
Wednesday, 31 July


Understanding Economics as a Tool to Support Social Justice Outcomes
Thursday, 18 July

Burnie North West Peer Support and Reflective Practice Networking Group - Inaugural Meeting
Thursday, 18 July

World Café for Social Work Students and Recent Graduates - Launceston
Wednesday, 24 July


FREE Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Navigating social work in Australia: insights for international social work students, new graduates and overseas trained social workers
Wednesday, 31 July
This seminar is followed by Securing Your First Social Work Role and Social Work Journeys – Transitioning From Student to Professional

Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice Discussion
Sunday, 4 August 2019




Graduate Certificate in Human Services Charles Sturt University


University of Melbourne: Study Advanced Social Work 100% online


Child-centred approaches to ending family violence National Conference




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