AASW Conference 2019


Challenging Inequality







5 weeks until the AASW Conference 2019

The AASW Conference 2019 -- Challenging Inequality is just over a month away. The three-day Conference opens on Friday, 7 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

And here's 5 good reasons to attend!

  • Be inspired
  • Make a difference
  • Find contemporary solutions
  • Learn about the latest products and services
  • Network with like-minded colleagues 

 Check out the Conference Program and Register now to secure your place in Adelaide.


Board Director Elections close 3 October


Voting for the 2019 AASW Board Director elections will close on 3 October at 8.00pm AEST.

Members should have recieved emails from OpaVote (not the AASW) that contains their unique link. Please check your junk or spam email folders, in case your email provider has redirected the link to one of these folders.

You are also welcome to contact the AASW via elections@aasw.asn.au and we can follow up with the Returning Officer on your behalf.


Social Work Focus


Social Work Focus: Social work research and its impacts


Current issue of Social Work Focus: Social work research and its impacts

Winter 2019, Volume 4, Issue 3

Articles on research by leading social work researchers and academics, guest edited by Clare Tilbury, Christine Bigby, Mark Hughes and Mike Fisher.

Featuring AASW Conference 2019 speakers, Debbie Kilroy (pictured left, on the cover) and Natasha Stott Despoja.

Log in and read it today


Code of Ethics wanted for archive


The Association would like to compile a set of all editions of the Code of Ethics for the AASW archives.

If you have copies of the previous versions of the Code of Ethics that you would be happy to donate, please contact Alene McGowan. E: alene.mcgowan@aasw.asn.au or T: 03 9320 1022


Participate in research


We have opportunities to participate in research on our website:

Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) -- Opportunity to contribute to the validation of a new supervision competency tool. Closes 31 October.

Participation counts towards CPD.


AASW CPD events


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


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

Family Violence Seminar with Christine Craik (3.00pm)
ACT Branch Annual Members Meeting (6.00pm)
Thursday, 14 November

New South Wales

Modern Slavery: The social justice crisis of our time
Tuesday, 15 October

Social Workers in Private Practice (NSW) meeting
Monday, 21 October

Northern Territory

Mindfulness for Helping Professionals (Darwin)
Tuesday, 29 October

NT Branch Annual Members Meeting
Wednesday, 30 October


Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers (Oct)
Thursday, 17 & Friday, 18 October

The Forgotten Known - Attachment Theory in Practice - In person/webinar
Thursday, 31 October

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, 7 November

CBT Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for Working With Trauma Memories
Thursday-Friday, 28-29 November

South Australia

Mental Health Day – Services Show and Tell
Thursday, 10 October

SA Branch Annual Members Meeting (6.00pm)
SA Branch Annual Members Dinner (7.00pm)
Thursday, 17 October

SA Supervision: A Reflective and Developmental Approach with Margaret Morrell
Tuesday-Thursday, 3-5 December


Insiders, Outsiders or In-Betweens? A conversation about international students and skilled migrants in social work
Thursday, 31 October


New Graduate Social Work Practice Group 'Meet and Greet'
Friday, 4 October 

Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group
Wednesday, 9 October

Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Friday, 11 October

Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting
Tuesday, 22 October





UK jobs for Australian social workers


CSU Graduate Certificate in Gerontology


Melbourne University Advanced Social Work program


Horizon Career Centre


Horizon Career Centre: Dedicated jobs website for social workers

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Do you have a role to advertise? Have a look at our Horizon Career Centre, for social work roles.

Members can create free locum listings.

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