World Social Work Day 2017


Celebrate at your local branch

Join us on 21 March to celebrate World Social Work Day and the commitment of social workers to social justice, self-determination and human rights. 


Promotional poster

We've developed a poster that can help you promote a World Social Work Day celebration at your workplace. Download and print it now.

Information for GPs

This year, in consultation with members, the AASW has created a new Information for GPs page as part of its World Social Work Day campaign.

It provides information on what social workers and Accredited Mental Health Social Workers do and how they can help GPs make a difference. As part of our campaign to reach GPs, we have also advertised in the March issue of RACGP's Good Practice magazine.


Conference news


Dust, Diversity and Dedication

Up to 32 CPD hours

Time is running out to register for the NT Branch conference. Take a look at the workshops and presentations and meet the keynote speakers.


CPD events



Annual Social Work Dinner
18 May 2017, 6pm, CIT Reid campus. CPD hours: 3
Join Dr Helen Watchirs OAM, ACT President and Human Rights Commissioner, at this year's ACT Branch dinner.


Self-employed Social Workers Practice Group meeting
6 March 2017, 6.3pm, NSW Branch office
A forum to discuss and address the challenges currently experienced by social workers in self-employme

South Australia

Aboriginal emotional wellbeing film and discussion evening
9 March 2017, 5:45pm, Health SA Glenside campus. CPD hours: 3
Watch snippets of the satircal film, Babakiueria, and discuss the current day relevance of its themes.


Five-day supervision course
27 April, 3, 4, 10 &11 May, 9:30am-4:15pm, AASW office, North Melbourne. CPD hours: 30
Presented by Dr Susan Lewis, this is a course for allied health practitioners who provide supervision in the human services sector.

Western Australia

AASW (WA) Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture: Families still seeking asylum - political impacts and community responses in Australia
15 March 2017, 6pm, University of Western Australia, Perth. Free
Join Dr Caroline Fleay as she explores the adverse impact of Australian political leaders and policies on people seeking asylum and the community responses that challenge these.

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