Social Work Focus


Social Work Focus: Social work research and its impactsThe themes for Social Work Focus in 2020 have been selected. We are now seeking contributions from members. 

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

Our other themes are:

  • Asia Pacific (Autumn)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Winter)
  • Clinical Social Work (Spring).

Find out more about how to write for us. 


Stop it at the Start


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AASW is supporting the Stop it at the Start campaign, which is aimed at stopping violence against women. 

There are a few ways you can get involved – sharing the campaign on social media, spreading the word with your contacts via a newsletter, displaying posters in your workplace. Here is a Dropbox link to the campaign kit designed for you to help spread the word. It includes:

  • An overview of the campaign and key facts about the issue
  • Video files of the ads currently running, which you’re welcome to post on your social channels as well
  • Some written text for you to use in your newsletter or on your website, or in emails
  • Other animations, videos and resources you may like to use or share.

Compass: Guiding action on elder abuse


Compass: Guiding action on elder abuse

Compass is new national knowledge hub guiding action on elder abuse in Australia. 

Compass aims to raise awareness on this growing social issue and simplify the process of connecting people to services and information tackling elder abuse.

We urge you to explore, search and discover the action you can take to end abuse. 

Visit the Compass Hub.

Find out about the Launch.


Participate in research


We have research participation opportunities available:

Participating in research counts towards CPD.


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.


Work for us


There are new job opportunities at AASW. 

Find out more on our website.


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.


AASW CPD events


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

South Australia

SA Legal Evening Series
Member Only 5 Session Earlybird Discount


Southern Regional Group - Post Christmas Celebration
Saturday, 28 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 2020

Approach to Narrative Therapy: Reclaiming lives and understanding shame
Thursday, 19 March 2020 (FPS Relevant Activity)

Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers
Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 April 2020 (FPS Relevant Activity)

Western Australia

Social Policy Summit - Aboriginal Children in Care and Aboriginal Families
Monday, 17 February

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 Gerontology


La Trobe University Disability Practice Courses - online


Book your advertising for 2020 now!


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Spaces in the early part of the year fill up quickly for the AASW e-Bulletin. We have also doubled the size of our display advertising dimensions for 2020! Check out your options on our website now and book your space today.

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