Exploratory study on professional supervision

Griffith University is seeking supervisors and supervisees to participate in a study about the provision and practice of professional supervision in Australia.

Participants will complete a short anonymous online survey and go into the running to win a $150 gift voucher. The survey closes on 30 November 2016.

Other research opportunities

  • An exploration of social workers’ professional identities within health settings in Queensland
  • Social wokers’ use of reflective practice in international settings: Implications for global development work
  • Working for the welfare: Exploring the experiences of Indigenous child protection workers
  • Working with lawyers: How social work and legal services practice in collaboration
  • Understanding the empowerment of people with severe mental illness in the community through the eyes of social work practitioners in Sydney and Hong Kong

Find out more about these research participation opportunities.


Continuing Professional Development


Translate or refresh your theory and practice integration

Are you a new graduate looking to translate into practice all that you have learnt at university? Or are you a practitioner looking to refresh your theory and practice integration? Register on SWOT for Theory and skill into practice presented by Dr Pamela Trevithick, visiting Professor in Social Work from Buckinghamshire New University in the UK. 3 CPD hours.

To browse other SWOT content visit the AASW website.

CPD events at your local branch

New South Wales
Branch Field Education Practice Group
22 November 2016, 3-5pm
Deborah Boswell, lecturer and manager of field education at the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield, will discuss the contemporary social work theory students are learning at this meeting.

Northern Territory
NT Conference 2017: Dust, Diversity and Dedication
20-22 March 2017, Alice Springs
Abstracts are being sought by 30 September 2016 for the NT Branch conference which will focus on sharing and upgrading skills. Register before 30 November to get the Early Bird rate. Up to 32 CPD hours

North and South Queensland Branches Social Work Conference: Doing the ordinary and extraordinary - conquering challenges and positioning the profession for the future, 25 & 26 November 2016. University of Queensland. Speakers include Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow, AASW National President Karen Healy AM, and Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, the Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, and a wide range of other social work practitioners. Register now.

South Australia
Stolen Generation film night and panel discussion
10 November 2016, Health SA, Glenside. $20 member. Hosted by SA Child Protection Practice Group and Ethics Committee in recognition of International Day of World Indigenous Peoples, this event will show snippets of the film Rabbit Proof Fence and feature a Q & A panel discussion with prominent Aboriginal leaders representing the family, children's, reconciliation, education and justice systems. 3.5 CPD hours

Planning and recording your CPD and applying for the AASW Accredited Social Work trademark
18 November 2016, Hobart. Learn how to plan and record your CPD using the AASW's My CPD Record system and how to apply for Accredited Social Worker status, plus a Q&A with Lauren Paul, AASW Professional Officer Knowledge Development. 1.5 CPD hours

Family Violence Social Work Practice Group (FSWPG) meeting launch, 10 November 2-4pm, North Melbourne. This practice group is for social workers who work in family violence and want to contribute to current discussions and influence policy and practice. 2 CPD hours

Western Australia
Meet the Employer, 30 November, 2.15-5pm, City West Lotteries House, Perth. With employers from the welfare, community and health services sector, this event is designed for social work students, new graduates and others who want to know more about employment opportunities and pathways, good interview techniques and learn some tips on getting their applications shortlisted. 3 CPD hours




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