Introduction to infant mental health and infant led work with families


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To support awareness for World Children's Day on 20 November, we are offering you a 20% discount* to our 'Introduction to infant mental health and infant led work with families' online course for the whole of November. Watch a preview , register or 

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Child Protection Capability Framework


In the September eBulletin, we called for members who were interested in being part of the consultation process for the Child Protection Capability Framework.  Following this callout our Expert Advisory team sought written feedback and hosted a series of virtual consultancy sessions.  This feedback was then incorporated into an updated capability framework. Many thanks to all who contributed.

As we near the finalisation of the framework, we are seeking a final round of feedback on the updated capabilities.  Please submit your feedback by completing the questions at the end of the document by Wednesday, 20 November 2019. The final version of the capability framework will be published on our website and will form part of the AASW Accredited Child Protection Social Worker credential.

Please direct your feedback to:


Free webinar - Suicide Prevention in Veterans


A free webinar on Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning for the Veteran Community will be held on Thursday, 14 November at 7.15pm AEDT. 

The webinar will explore a range of clinical comorbidities and systemic issues that may impede successful treatment of veterans’ mental health concerns.

Find out more and register for the MHPN and DVA webinar.


Research participation opportunities


We have research participation opportunities available:


Social Work Focus


Social Work Focus: Social work research and its impacts


The current edition is on Social Work Research and Its Impacts.

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.

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Next edition: We are seeking practice articles from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Workers for the next edition. Please send them to


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.

Work-life conflict and enrichment experiences of Australian social workers: A ten year follow up study - closing 31 January.

Participation counts towards CPD.


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.


AASW CPD events


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


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

New South Wales

Aged Care Practice Group meeting
Wednesday, 13 November; teleconferencing available

Environmental Social Work Practice Group
Thursday, 14 November; video conferencing available

Social Workers in Private Practice meeting
Monday, 18 November

North Queensland

Cairns Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, 20 November


Advanced Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers (Nov)
Thursday, 14 November

Student and New Graduate Career and Employment seminar
Thursday, 21 November

South Australia

Supervision: A Reflective and Developmental Approach
Tuesday, 3 December to Thursday, 5 December

Coroners Court: What every Social Worker needs to know
Wednesday, 4 December

Social Workers being successful at Tribunals
Wednesday, 19 February


North West Regional Group Networking Dinner - November
Thursday, 21 November

Tasmanian Branch Annual Members Meeting & Dinner 2019
Friday, 29 November


Peer Supervision/Discussion – Maintaining our social work identify in multidisciplinary environments
Monday, 11 November
No cost to attend

Exploring Mindfulness for Clinical Use: an advanced program exploring evidence-based mindfulness programs **FPS Relevant Activity**
Thursday, 14 November
Limited registrations

Ferntree Gully Network Meeting for Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice
Sunday, 17 November
No cost to attend

Western Australia

Meet the Employer
Wednesday, 27 November

Get That Job: Application
Monday, 2 December 2019

Get That Job: Interview
Monday, 2 December 2019




Master of Social Work Advanced Practice


National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit


La Trobe University Disability Practice Courses - online

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