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The AASW are pleased to announce that we have reached a total of 2000 Accredited Mental Health Social Workers this month. Remember, if you want to maintain your accreditation and associated provider number you need to renew this as well as your AASW membership. 

Find a Social Worker and Find a Supervisor directories

Did you know as a member you can advertise your services to general public and to other professionals using the Find a Social Worker and Find a Supervisor directories. This is a great opportunity for you to promote what you do to others. The search directory works using location of your service delivery, so if you work from more than one location you can create various listings. To create a listing today visit the AASW site. Or check the information sheet


Queens Birthday Honours: Dr Leanne Craze AM

The AASW congratulates Dr Leanne Craze who has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Leanne's honour recognised her many years of advocacy on behalf of people living with a mental illness and their families. To read more about Leanne's work view the South Coast Register article



SWOT - Maintenance

The Social Work Online Training Platform is undergoing maintenance on Friday 22 June and will be unavailable from 9am - 5pm AEST. 


Social policy and advocacy


Submissions in progress

Visit our website to view current submissions in progress. If you are interested in contributing to any of these, please email the AASW Social Policy team 

Higher Education Support Bill

The AASW has made a submission regarding the changes to student loans that were proposed in the Federal budget.  Read more.

Family Violence submission

The AASW’s submission to the parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system is now available.  

Online poker

The senate is conducting an inquiry into the harms of online poker on families and communities from participating.  Read more.

Reform of Human Services

The Productivity Commission has released the draft of its report into competition in the human services.  It proposes changes to end-of-life care; family and community services; social housing; and services in remote communities.  Read more.


AASW in the media



National President, Professor Karen Healy AM, was interviewed last week in response to the Queensland Government’s budget which provided increased funding for child protection staff. Various reports in which Professor Healy was cited include: SBS, Skynews and MSN


Research opportunities


New research opportunity

Adjusting to Retirement

Researchers from the University of Queensland are seeking workers who are going to retire within the next six months, to complete three confidential surveys into the contribution of various social factors to adjustment during the retirement transition. Each survey will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete and participants go into the draw to win Coles/Myer shopping vouchers.

These following research projects are also seeking participants:

  • Environmental Social Work: Experiences from the field – closes 30 June
  • Inter-professional Information Exchange: Exploring multidisciplinary information sharing in Australia
  • Social workers' experiences of supervision and management

Find out more about AASW-endorsed research participation opportunities

Promote your research to social workers

If you would like your research reviewed by the AASW's National Research Committee so it can be promoted to our members, take a look at our research approval process and the documentation we require. We publish approved research projects in this fortnightly e-Bulletin and on our website.


Other CPD



MHPOD is an online eLearning platform supported by the AASW. On 30 June the MHPOD sites will be merged into one single site that allows for self-registration. This change will increase MHPODs reach, in addition to providing better reporting and content management. The change requires a merging of databases so there may be some issues with existing usernames re-registering for the new site. To read more...

Webinar - Fathers who use violence: 'Whole of family' approaches where there is ongoing contact with children

Australian Institute of Family Studies is hosting a free webinar 6 July at 1:30pm AEST. Presenters include Professor Cathy Humphreys and Dr Monica Campo.

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