National Symposium 2017


Become a presenter

Expressions of interest are now open to present at this year's National Symposium in Hobart. Download the EOI/Abstracts form from the Symposium web page now. Applications should include desired session format and time requirements and be submitted to the AASW by 16 August 2017.

Participate in research workshop

If you are a higher degree social work student (enrolled in a PhD, Doctorate of Social Work, or Masters of Research) and planning to attend the National Symposium, you're invited to express interest in participating in the Next Generation of Social Work Research workshop. Hosted by the AASW National Research Committee (NRC), the workshop will showcase the breadth of social work research currently underway and be an opportunity to meet other social work research students and NRC members. Read the EOI information on the AASW website.


Social Work Focus


Contribute to the mental health issue

Don’t miss the 4 August deadline to submit an article to Social Work Focus on mental health practice. You do not have to be a social worker or a member to contribute to the magazine but articles must be relevant to social work practice, engage readers and share knowledge. Read the contributor guidelines

If you would like more time to make a submission to Social Work Focus, please email the editor or phone Emma on 02 6199 5011.


Social policy and advocacy


Reconciliation Action Plan

Our 2017-19 RAP has recently been revised and will involve the AASW working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to test and trial approaches that build relationships, show respect and improve opportunities. The RAP will enable us to continue to build the right foundations for long-term outcomes.

Contribute to an AASW submission

We publish the AASW's submissions-in-progress on our website. If you would like to contribute to one, please email the social policy team 

Citizenship legislation amendment

It's not too late to send your comments or suggestions about the proposed requirements for citizenship. Visit the Parliament of Australia website for more information and email your feedback to the AASW social policy team


Research 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 information




FACS clinical job opportunities

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has advised that there are now some clinical job opportunities available in a range of non-government organisations (NGOs) across NSW that will deliver two new evidence-based intervention models from 1 August: Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN®) and Functional Family Therapy for Child Welfare (FFT-CW®).

The models aim to keep families together and are part of the broader NSW Government reform, Their Futures Matter

If you have a degree in social work, psychology, or have worked as a family case manager or in another related allied health profession, express your interest now

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