How do you record your CPD hours for the AASW Conference?


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Did you attend AASW Conference 2019? It was a fantastic event with so many insightful presentations and thought-provoking keynote speakers. We hope you had a memorable learning experience.

Before the new year ticks over, take this opportunity to add the time you spent at the Conference to your CPD record.  The AASW CPD Team have prepared some information to help you log your conference time correctly.

Read more about how to correctly record your CPD hours.


Want to know more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?


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Here’s some suggested holiday professional development…

With holidays almost upon us, you may wish to spend those few spare hours to engage in professional development. The AASW CPD Team thought you might like to check out one of our most popular online learning programs on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Introductory and Advanced level courses. Register for the workshop.

Watch the preview

Read more about our ACT workshop.


Participate in research


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.

Log in and read it today

Contribute to our Summer 2020 edition, which is on mental health.  Deadline is 10 January. 

Find out more about how to write for us. 


Horizon Career Centre


Horizon Career Centre: Dedicated Jobs website for social workers - girl smiling

As the year draws to close, are you looking to advance your career in 2020? 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.

There are also roles available at AASW, advertised on Horizon Career Centre.


New program upskills allied health professionals for regional work


A two-year education program will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas and better equip them with the skills they need for rural practice.

Find out more.


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.


AASW CPD events


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


ACT Branch End of Year Gathering
Thursday, 12 December 2019

New South Wales

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

Palliative Care Social Worker Practice Group meeting
Wednesday, 11 December

Men in Social Work Practice Group
Monday, 16 December

North Queensland

Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Monday, 9 December

South Australia

E-Safety: Developing Digital Safety Awareness
Tuesday, 10 December

SA Legal Evening Series
Member Only 5 Session Earlybird Discount


Christmas Networking Meeting - Launceston
Wednesday, 11 December


Skilful Use of Mindfulness in Therapeutic Work with Clients and Individual Practitioners
Friday, 20 February

Social Work Management and Leadership Series (A Five-Part CPD Program over Breakfast – attend one, multiple or all)

Sessions include Management Essentials, Leadership Foundations, Influencing for Outcomes, Managing Unconscious Bias, Managing Workplace Change
February through June

World Social Work Day Breakfast 2020 (Guest Speakers: Dr Mishel McMahon and Naomi Halpern)
Tuesday, 17 March

Western Australia

Hopeful Voyager: Navigating your way through the ambiguous losses of mental ill health
Thursday-Friday, 27-28 February

Mental Health Screening and Assessment Tools for Everyday Practice
Wednesday, 11 March

World Social Work Day Research Symposium
Tuesday, 17 March




Graduate Certificate in Case Management and Coordinated Care


La Trobe University Disability Practice Courses - online


Radix: The Body in Psychotherapy

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