Get involved in your AASW


Child protection practice group

If you are a South Australian social worker with knowledge, skills and a passion for change in child protection, join the AASW child protection practice group. It is exploring how the recommendations from the 2016 Nyland Royal Commission Report into Child Protection Systems can be embedded into practice in order to bring about sustained change. The group is also looking at ways to incorporate best practice to social work and evidence based methodology to meet the recommendations for children and families in the child protection system, and strategies to support social workers to incorporate the practical implementation of the recommendations as they develop.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 December from 6-7.30pm in the AASW office at the Education Development Centre in Hindmarsh. Rural and regional participants can join via phone link. To express interest, email convenor Carrie Vince or phone 0416 188 327.

Join our policy and advocacy team

The AASW is seeking to appoint a Professional Officer (Social Work), Policy & Advocacy (part-time) that will be based in Canberra. Applicants must be a member of the AASW. Applications close on 18 November 2016.

Journal editorial roles

The AASW is seeking an Editor and Editorial Board Chair for the
Australian Social Work journal for a three-year term. Applicants must be a member of the AASW. Applications close on 30 November 2016.

New College convenor role

The AASW is seeking a Convenor for the Clinical Division of the Australian College of Social Work for a three year term that will begin in early 2017.

The Convenor must be a member of the AASW, the College and the Clinical Division. Applications close on 25 November.


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: 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
Social work career insights workshop for students and new graduates
17 November, AASW office, Hindmarsh. Gain insight to career paths within the field of social work from practicing professionals and agencies, as well as some other useful tips that will help you launch your career. 7.5 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

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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