World Social Work Day 2017


Celebrate at your local branch

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


AASW conferences


Dust, Diversity and Dedication Conference

20-22 March 2017, Alice Springs. Up to 32 CPD hours

A great opportunity to network and join in robust conversations about grassroot programs and remote and regional social work practice. The dinner will also celebrate World Social Work Day and announce the winner of the Mary Moylan NT Social Worker of the Year Award. Take a look at the conference program and register now.

Social Work Futures: South Australian Joint Agency Social Work Symposium

Save the date! 22 & 23 June 2017, Adelaide. Up to 18 CPD hours

Thought leaders and challengers from across the social work spectrum will come together at this SA symposium to discuss four key elements of shaping change for the future of the profession: human rights in social care, supervision models, reclaiming professional judgement and ethical deliberation. Be part of the conversation. Registrations open soon.

Rural and Remote Social Work conference

20 & 21 July 2017, Albury NSW

Explore the importance of local knowledge and relationships, the footprint we leave within communities and our understanding of what makes rural social work practice inspirational at this year's Rural and Remote Social Work Conference. Register by 31 May 2017 and receive the early bird discount.


Continuing Professional Development


AASW Branches


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


Self-care for social work students and new graduates
29 April 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm, AASW office. Members $20
Martine Langoulant will support developing social work practitioners in building awareness of and competence in self-care practice. The day will include a mix of creative activities, large and small group discussions, and personal reflection. CPD hours: 6

Self-care for professional social workers
1 May 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm, AASW office. Members $150
Martine Langoulant will turn theory into evidence-based action and help you to take an active role in building your resilience and preventing psychological injury. CPD hours: 6

AASW-endorsed CPD

Trauma education workshops

These two highly regarded professional development workshops with Dr Leah Giarratano provide mental health professionals with practical skills and up-to-date research in traumatology. Register now at Talomin Books

Treating PTSD AASW CPD hours: 14. Brisbane 11-12 May; Melbourne 18-19 May; Sydney 25-26 May; Adelaide 8-9 June; Perth 15-16 June; Wellington NZ 22-23 June 2017.

Treating Complex Trauma AASW CPD hours: 14. For past participants of Treating PTSD: Brisbane 13-14 July; Melbourne 20-21 July; Sydney 27-28 July; Wellington NZ 3-4 August; Perth 19-20 October; Adelaide 26-27 October 2017.

The Shark Cage® with Ursula Benstead

Friday 5 May 2017, 9am–5pm, Preston. AASW CPD hours: 7

The Shark Cage is a framework for working with issues of vulnerability and re-victimisation in girls and women. It gives professionals and clients the knowledge and tools to feel empowered to decrease the likelihood of further victimisation in the client’s life. For more information, visit Ursula Benstead's website

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