Membership renewals


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Expressions of Interest (EOI)


Family Violence Steering Committee

The AASW has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services to implement two important recommendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. This project will contribute to increased capabilities and expertise of a significant component of the family violence workforce in Victoria by harnessing the AASW’s role as regulator of social work education and provider of post-qualifying credentialing. We are seeking expressions of interests by COB 16 June 2017, from AASW members and subject matter experts to participate in the Family Violence Steering Committee. For further information please review the EOI document.

National Program Committee - 2017 National Symposium

AASW are seeking expressions of interest by COB 16 June 2017, from members to form a National Committee which will play a key role in the development of the framework for the National Symposium 2017: program, call for abstracts/papers, selecting abstracts/papers and coordinating session speakers. For further information please review the EOI document.



Social policy and advocacy


Submissions in progress

NDIS Code of conduct

The Department of Social Services is inviting feedback on its draft of a Code of Conduct for workers and providers in the NDIS.  The discussion paper containing the draft is now available. The website provides the option of either completing an online survey or making a submission.  If you have any comments or concerns that you would like to contribute to the AASW submission, please contact by 11 June. 


AASW in the media



ABC News: Victorian youth justice centres falling apart, former insider reveals

The AASW's President, Professor Karen Healy AM, was interviewed for this ABC report by Karen Percy which also cites the AASW submission to the Victorian inquiry. 

Media release: National Sorry Day about learning from the past

National Sorry Day is an important day for Australians to reflect upon the devastating impacts that government policies have had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and make a commitment to change

Media release: AASW supports Manus Island class action

National President, Professor Karen Healy AM, says Australia has breached its international obligations to protect the human rights of people seeking asylum, which includes their living conditions as well as their safety and liberty.




Networking opportunities in the Aged and Palliative Care field

An online forum has been created on the AASW's SWOT platform to provide a space for social workers in aged and palliative care to communicate and network. Its aim is to identify and discuss the impact of the aged care reforms both on older people and on our work as social workers. To join please visit select Sign in with AASW, and enter your AASW credentials to login. Group is accessible under the Networking tab. Any queries please email

Book Launch

Dr Noritta Moseu-Diop's Healing in Justice, will be launched on 14 June 5-7pm at University of Queensland St Lucia Campus, Chamberlain Building 35, Room 207. Healing in Justice comes from Noritta's PhD research which captures the stories of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori peoples who have been in prison, to understand their experiences with Prison Rehabilitation Programs and the effectiveness of the Programs in terms of their journey from Prison to Community. To pre-order the book please visit Noritta's website


Research opportunities


The AASW endorses research opportunities such as the one below. Participating in research can count towards your CPD for Category 3: Professional Identity.

Social workers' experiences of supervision and management

Researchers are seeking social workers working or who have worked in a public sector organisation in regional Western Australia for an interview about their experiences with supervision and management. Interviews will be approximately 60-90 minutes long, and will take place at a time and location convenient to you. Skype and telephone interviews are also available. If you are interested in taking part please review the opportunities for research participation page for details about contacting the researchers. 

Promote your research to social workers

If you would like your research reviewed by the AASW's Research Committee so it can be promoted to e-bulletin subscribers, look are out research approval process. We promote approved research in this fortnightly e-Bulletin and on the website.


Contribute to AASW publications


AASW has multiple methods of communicating to members and subscribers. Including the: eBulletin, Social Work Focus, Branch enewsletter, Branch magazines, Mental Health eNewsletter and the journal Australian Social Work. Browse our publications page should you wish to consider including an article or advert in an upcoming edition. Journal article submission information is available separately. Queensland Branch are looking for an array of articles for their Winter 2017 Queensland Social Work eMagazine. Further details please email QLD Branch

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