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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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.


National Disability Practitioners (NDP) virtual conference


The National Disability Practitioners (NDP) virtual conference for allied health practitioners is Wednesday, 11 December 2019. See below for more information.


NDP members have highlighted the need for the allied health disciplines to understand more about each others’ scope of practice, roles and challenges as they deliver disability services. To assist in that process, NDP is seeking to develop a presentation with your assistance. They are hoping to identify and develop an exemplar case study—most likely something focused on a young person with cognitive and physical disability that is transitioning from school to employment.

They would then like up to eight allied health practitioners from various disciplines to examine the case and provide a brief (less than 10 minutes) overview of their role in providing AH services to this person. Each overview is pre-recorded and delivered to the conference audience with an appropriate opening and closing.


DVA veteran cards and health care arrangements


The following suite of articles relating to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Veteran Cards and health care arrangements have been published in DVA Provider News:

  • New-look card shows veteran support' - The article advises health providers that they can expect to start seeing DVA clients present their new-look Veteran Cards (Gold, White or Orange), for treatments and services.
  • ‘Understanding the DVA Gold Card -  An overview for providers about the entitlement of DVA Gold Card holders, which DVA-funded treatments they can receive.

Earlier this year, DVA also published an article about Understanding the DVA Veteran Card – White which is a handy companion to the two recently published articles.


AASW CPD events


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


ACT December Private Practice Group Meeting
Thursday, 5 December

New South Wales

Bathurst Social Worker Practice Group meeting
Thursday, 21 November

Social Workers in Disability (SWID) meeting
Friday, 6 December

Palliative Care Social Worker Practice Group meeting
Wednesday, 11 December

North Queensland

Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Monday, 9 December

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

Southern Regional Group - Saturday Networking @ Embers
Saturday, 23 November

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


Grampians Social Work Practice Group Dinner
Friday, 22 November

Annual Walk Against Family Violence March
11.45pm onwards, Federation Square Melbourne
The Victorian Branch invites members, social work students, and the wider social work community to join us for our annual participation in the Annual Walk Against Family Violence.
Meet us on the steps of Federation Square
 from 11:45am on Monday, 25 November 2019 ready for the 12:00pm walk. Look for the AASW Banner!
No cost to attend.

Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Tuesday, 26 November

Western Australia

Meet the Employer
Wednesday, 27 November

Get That Job: Application
Monday, 2 December 2019

Get That Job: Interview
Monday, 2 December 2019




Graduate Certificate in Case Management and Coordinated Care


La Trobe University Disability Practice Courses - online


Melbourne University Master of Social Work Advanced

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