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Ongoing Mental Health Academy - Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training
Online
Ongoing Online Training in Eating Disorders
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED and Binge Eating Disorder.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Professor Evelyne De Leeuw discusses the nexus between research, policy and practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Dr Jennifer Boddy discusses the impact climate change has and will have on the profession of social work.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community
AASW Online

This is a recording of Karen Martin and Leeanne Rule who presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013.

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation from the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. This presentation discusses practical ideas to assist organisations, supervisors and supervisees to improve professional behaviour in a safe, supportive environment.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research
AASW Online

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The AASW National Research Committee reflect on research conducted, what the learning or practice issues were, and how research helped to advance their understanding of the issue or their practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Disability Care: The way of the future? National Symposium 2013 - Disability Care: The way of the future?
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the (then new) National Disability Insurance Scheme and provides key information and implications for social workers, their clients and families.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

Recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. This session explains the aims and scope of the Australian Social Work Journal, types of articles that are accepted, peer review process, and tips for preparing a journal article.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel respond to a series of case examples which highlight the ethical obligations when dealing with social media.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discuss the impact the implementation of the ASWEAS and Practice Standards has/will have on field education. As well as how the marketisation of tertiary education and the influence of education is becoming more consumer driven.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the impact of social media on the social work profession.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. Dr Geraldene Mackay discusses the basics about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Online Field Education Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD

This subject covers the theory and practice of student supervision for social workers and other human services workers who take students for field education placements. It covers the theory and practice of student supervision within a framework of adult learning and the developmental stages of supervision. It focuses on developing critical reflection and professional practice, knowledge and skills in student supervision.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work
Online Resource

The webinar on Environmental Social Work, presented by ACSW Foundation Fellow Professor Margaret Alston, is an engaging and comprehensive overview of this new area of social work.

Margaret shares with us her journey into environmental social work and the research being undertaken in this area.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work
Online Resource

This webinar presents an outline of ethical decision with a focus on how social work has contributed to the literature and development of models in this area. Social workers are often in the lead position when issues of ethics emerge in practice, and well placed to identify the competing ethical principles and assist decision making processes by focusing on inclusion and accountability.

Online
Ongoing Using e-mental health services Using e-mental health services
Endorsed CPD: On-line course

e-mental health services help young people recognise and respond to emerging mental health problems, and connect to peer and professional support at the times they need it most. This online learning package from ReachOut.com Professionals provides practical guidance on using these services in face-to-face work with young people.

Online
Ongoing Nothern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants Nothern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of the keynote address at the AASW Northern Territory Branch Social Work Conference in 2014. Dr Christine Fejo-King, Senior Larrakia Elder, speaks about dreaming stories, totems, and overcoming giants.

* Free for AASW members *

Online
Ongoing NDIS Information Session NDIS Information Session
Video Recording and Notes

Presentation to AASW Victoria Branch by Rhonda Lawson-Street, consultant and former State Manager of National Disability Services Victoria & Tom Ballantyne, Senior Associate for the medical negligence team at Maurice Blackburn.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work
Online Resource

Spirituality and Social Work explores spirituality in social work practice. This webinar presents some personal ideas about the nature of spirituality, on calling, brokenness and giftedness and invite us to reflect on our own spirituality in practice.

Online
Ongoing Theory and Skill into Practice Theory and Skill into Practice
Online

Theory and Skill into Practice. 80 Social Work Skills for Practice: Translating 'knowing what' into 'knowing how', presented by Dr Pamela Trevithick

​* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Let's Talk About Children e-learning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

This course offers training in a brief, evidence-based method that teaches professionals to have a structured discussion with parents who experience mental illness (or mental health problems) about parenting and their child's needs.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Free course *

Online
Ongoing Family Focus - elearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Family Focus intervention is an evidence-based program designed for mental health professionals treating parents with depression and or anxiety to foster resilience in their children and the family unit.

* FPS relevant *

* Free training *

Online
Ongoing Keeping families and children in mind - mental health education resource
Endorsed CPD: online course

The 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' introductory eLearning course supports learners to develop a family sensitive approach to working with families where a parent has a mental illness. The resource has been developed to suit the learning needs of Australian social workers at different levels of professional experience who work in a range of mental health and community settings with families who experience parental mental illness.

* FPS relevant *

* Free training *

Online
Ongoing Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with mental illness - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Supporting Infants and Toddlers course helps professionals working with parents experiencing mental illness who also have infants and young children. The course is an extension of the 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' eLearning course

* Free training *

Online
Ongoing Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It
Online

The Victorian Branch has created an information series aimed at new social work graduates. The Branch presents an annual session for new social work graduates - 'Finding your first job and thriving in it'. This session discusses how to search for your first social work position, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS THE SAME AS THE FACE TO FACE EVENT WHICH WAS HELD ON 11 NOVEMBER 2014.

Online
Ongoing Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse
Online

In this course, Bryan Jeffrey examines key topics in mental health, neuro-chemistry, depression, suicide and substance abuse. Highly rated by our test participants, this course provides both a solid introduction to the topics and advanced knowledge.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Working with men who have been sexually abused Working with men who have been sexually abused
AASW SWOT: Online training

The Living Well Introductory Practitioner Interview Series has been developed to support those meeting and working with men who have been sexually abused in childhood and their partners, families and friends. This video series draw on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to support practitioners.

* Free course *

Online
Ongoing Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-Learning Series
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-learning Series is a comprehensive course of ten modules that are freely available online for self-directed learning. The course covers the core principles, knowledge and skills required to provide culturally competent, patient centred care to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

Online
Ongoing Induction Modules
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This series of six modules is designed to service health staff interested in addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues with their clientele. The modules are based on best practice, and contain the most recent information available.

Online
Ongoing Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting
Online

Traditions in Transition focuses on Female Genital Cutting.

This course comprises:

an introduction lecture to the topic that explains what FGC is, why it is done, where it happens and the consequences for women and girls
The documentary Traditions in Transition where women of African origin speak openly and directly about the topic
A recording of a discussion forum that took place at RMIT
Recommended further reading

This course can count for 2 hours of CPD for AASW members. Please remember to add it to your CPD Record after you have completed the course.

*Free *

Online
ongoing Achieving Work Outcomes
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Every staff member needs to meet their targets and achieve their work goals in order for great services to be delivered to clients. No matter what role you occupy you need to work effectively with others, either internal or external to your organisation. Strategies to assist with this are explored in this course.

Online
ongoing Assessment of clients
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Assessment of clients depends on the gathering of useful information so that suitable services can be identified. The information comes from a range of sources, both formal and informal

Online
ongoing Being an Advocate
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community and health sector workers are often required to represent the interests of their clients or the communities in which they work. This distance package examines how to approach this role in forums and other participative processes.

Online
ongoing Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Casework is at the core of many community service roles. Aimed at new or inexperienced case workers, this distance package covers the basic theories and practices of good case management.

Online
ongoing Client Services Delivery
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The development of an appropriate service delivery plan is central to providing quality services to clients. This plan then needs to be implemented and monitored, all with the participation of the client.

Online
ongoing Communication and groupwork basics
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic theories and skills in communication, groupwork and conflict management and provides exercises to enable these skills to be used in the workplace.

Online
ongoing Community development: introduction
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community development work aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. This work includes delivery of a broad range of programs which contribute to capacity development, through public social change processes. The focus of this package is on how to work with communities in order for their voices to be heard.

Online
ongoing Community work principles and theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The basic theories and principles that underpin community work and guide practice in the sector are outlined in this distance package. The overview will be particularly useful to those new to the sector, but also valuable in gaining a wider perspective.

Online
ongoing Continuous improvement
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A continuous improvement or quality management system is essential to ensure that our teams and organisations stay on track with quality service delivery, even when workloads are demanding. Identify tools and techniques that you can use to monitor and review your team or organisation’s performance, identify areas of improvement, and initiate new strategies to improve quality.

Online
ongoing Counselling frameworks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Not all community workers are counsellors but all community workers can benefit from an understanding of how to establish an appropriate relationship with a client and to guide clients through telling their story as a basis for assessing needs and identifying services.

Online
ongoing Cultural diversity: promoting communication and inclusion
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Sensitivity to the qualities and needs of people from diverse cultures is an expected part of work practice in the community sector. This package provides the opportunity to learn about cultures, reflect on your attitudes and beliefs, and make changes to practice in order to improve communication with, and inclusion of, diverse cultures in the workplace.


Online
ongoing Develop and implement community programs
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic strategies involved in identifying and responding to a community issue, by developing and implementing a community development plan

Online
ongoing Effective networking
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations in the community sector rely on networks to be able to provide the best service for clients. Are your networks getting the right outcomes? If not, why not? This distance package explores the strategies and skills needed not only to liaise with established links but also to develop new networks.

Online
ongoing Effective program development
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A strong understanding of community and client needs will guide the development of effective programs.

Online
ongoing Ethical and Effective Practice in Human Services
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Learn to work effectively in the human services sector by understanding the legislation that impacts on your work role, thinking through ethical situations and considering strategies in response.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria
Online Resource

In the middle of the last century, when discussing direct Social Work practise with individuals and families, Florence Hollis (1972) wrote “neglect has tended to downgrade environmental treatment in the workers mind, as though is were something one learned to do with one’s left hand, something unworthy of serious analysis”, Hollis goes on to advocate the knowing use of the environment (what I call physical space) in direct practice.

This webinar looks at how Social Workers have changed the physical space of the social world. Since Jane Addams and others opened Hull House, Octavia Hill and other social reformers practised in the UK and the works of our own Caroline Chisholm in Central Victoria, the area that I call home, through to the current practices of Social Workers, changes in the welfare of individuals and families whom we serve are reflected in the physical space of the social world.

You may be surprised at the breath of change of the physical space in the social world that has been underpinned by the professional activity of Social Work; all these effects, depending on the stance of the viewer, can be seen as both positive and negative. This change process still continues.

Using these insights I will then focus my lens on direct practice in rural Central Victoria.

This webinar will primarily draw on my PhD dissertation submitted some years ago and on practise wisdom I have gained during over seven years in mental health direct Social Work practise in Central Victoria.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland
Online Resource

This seminar outlines the development of a Statewide service supporting women living and dying of secondary breast cancer in Queensland. Over a period of 15 years the service has grown in response to identified needs, to become a unique and innovative service offering a range of services that support women, partners and families from diagnosis through to death. The presentation will focus on the rationale, process and effectiveness of the intervention. Given the recent decision of the State Government to cut funding to this community based organisation, the seminar will also report on challenges of developing a new funding and operational model.

Online
ongoing Human development theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance package focuses on the human lifespan and development stages and on a variety of theories around this topic such as attachment theory, behaviour change models and socialisation theory

Online
ongoing Indicators and impacts
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic indicators of significant issues that may affect clients and examines the impact of these issues on clients and your work with clients.

Online
ongoing Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Providing a basic introduction to the values, services and approaches applied to work in the alcohol and other drugs sector, this is an introductory level distance kit which is useful for anyone who is new to working with clients with alcohol and other drug issues.

Online
ongoing Introduction to Mental Health field
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basics of the mental health sector, including an understanding of the services that are available.

Online
ongoing Making referrals
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Making referrals is a part of many jobs in the community sector. This kit contains suggested methods to improve referral practices.

Online
ongoing Manage Budgets and Finances
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

If the words 'budget', 'debt recovery' and 'cash flow' bring fear into your heart this package is for you. It covers the whole of the financial management process, including setting financial goals, planning a budget, working with staff to effectively implement and monitor the budget and reporting financial information. The theory is well supported by practical activities.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice
Online Resource

In this talk Peter Munn examines the organisational framework and culture necessary to support advanced social work practice and helps to provide a beginning framework that will help it happen.

Online
ongoing Manage workplace information
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations need effective information so that they can plan and respond to needs in their community. This information might come from clients, potential clients, community members, funding bodies or from within your own organisation. How do you collate and analyse this information, so that appropriate aspects can be incorporated into your practice?

Online
ongoing Managing an ethical and effective workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Managers of community sector organisations need to have a clear understanding of legislation, ethical practice, regulatory frameworks and accreditation requirements so that they can respond appropriately and effectively to ethical and legal issues that arise in their workplaces. This ensures that service delivery to clients is of a high quality and upholds their rights and interests

Online
Ongoing Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

Working within collaborative partnerships is fundamental to providing responsive social work practice for service users across a range of sectors. Yet working collaboratively can be extremely challenging. This course will support social workers operating in private practice and organisational settings to develop and sustain their skills in cross-discipline partnerships and collaborative approaches.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
ongoing Managing WHS and other workplace risks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Risk is a part of everything we do. This distance package provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of managers in risk management in general, with a focus on Work Health and Safety in particular, by looking at relevant legislation, common practices, record keeping and the importance of consultation and teamwork.

Online
ongoing Monitoring and reviewing client work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Effective monitoring of client work enables changes to be made as needed. Reviewing client work provides information on what is working well both at the individual and organisation level.

Online
ongoing Recruit, select and induct staff
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Successful recruitment and induction of staff is essential for the organisation’s short term needs and long term development. We need to find people who are the most suitable for the job as the results of ineffective recruitment can be additional financial expense, disrupted workplaces and stressed staff.

Online
ongoing Reflect on your practice
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Ever taken the time out to reflect on your own work? Ever wondered if you aim too high or aim too low with your own expectations of yourself? What can you do to improve your work practices? Are you ready to meet the future needs of our sector? So many questions but only you have the answers!

Online
Storytelling and leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Stories are a powerful tool for creating change in people's lives. They open people up to new ideas, stir emotions and bring new possibilities and motivation. In this webinar we will consider what makes a story effective, hear some examples of powerful stories, and begin to develop our own stories.


Online
ongoing WHS in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This course is an introduction into how to work safely and within the bounds of policy, procedure and legislation. WHS is an area of work in which myths abound so it is essential to have a sound understanding of the purposes and application of WHS legislation.

Online
ongoing Work planning and monitoring
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Develop the skills that supervisors need such as providing induction, support, monitoring of work and problem solving.

Online
ongoing Writing a case plan
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Covering the basics of assessing client developmental status and developing an appropriate case plan, this distance package is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced case workers.

Online
ongoing You as manager
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This unit applies to managers and focuses on the need for managers to be organised, focused and skilled, in order to effectively manage the work of others. As such it is an important unit for most managers, particularly as managers serve as role models and have a significant influence on the work culture and patterns of behaviour.

Online
Ongoing Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

This first course in a series is aimed to address the natural concerns that social workers may have when they find themselves needing to engage with children and adolescents. The course addresses these concerns by identifying them, exploring why it is important to engage with children, provides an understanding of children's development and builds skills and strategies for talking effectively with children.

Online
Ongoing Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings
Online

This course covers what a social worker needs to know to get the most out of a child protection case planning meeting or a conference. The course covers how to setup a case planning meeting, who should attend, interagency issues, differing perspectives and parental attendance.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Online

For those who struggle to manage their emotional worlds, or to alter old familiar ways of thinking and behaving, there is often an underlying trauma impact to explore. People develop “survivor behaviours” as a way of coping which doesn’t always serve them well lifelong. These behaviours may involve various forms of self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts.

This course provides deep understanding of the issues and strategies for working with such clients

This course counts for 4 hours of CPD

Online
Ongoing Responding to disclosures of sexual assault Responding to disclosures of sexual assault
Online

Sarah McGregor, an expert social worker in the field, presents an informative session on how to respond when a client discloses that they have been sexually assaulted.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice ACSW Presents: Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice
Webcast

This is a pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice', presented by Dr Geraldene Mackay, in conversation with Mr Alex Zannoni.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Social Work and big ideas rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme ACSW Presents: Social Work and big ideas rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Webinar

This is a recorded webinar for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webinar is 'Social work and big ideas - rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme', presented by Professor Christine Bigby and Professor Lesley Chenoweth.

Online
Ongoing PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors
AASW SWOT: Online training

The PACTS project has developed an open access online teaching and learning resource, concerning family violence, for use with primary healthcare students.

* Free course *

Online
19 August 2017 Introduction to Social Work Issues: Cradle Coast Student event
AASW TAS Student CPD Workshop

Cradle Coast Social Work Student Professional Development event

Ulverstone
20 August 2017 Comfort Zone Peer Support Group: Mid-Placement Catch up
Student networking meeting

Student led peer support: join us for networking mutual support and discussions about fieldwork placement

Launceston
24 August 2017 Annual Roadtrip: Meet & Greet with the Branch President and Vice-President (South)
AASW TAS Networking meeting

Meet Russell McCashney and Ally Smith for a roundtable discussion and Q&A about the AASW and social work issues in Tasmania. Celebrate with 45+ year member Robin Bowden the conferral of her Life Membership Award Certificate.

Hobart
24th August 2017 Geelong Student and New Graduate Seminar 2017
Panel Presentation and Q&A Session

This seminar will commence with an optional 30 minute webinar presentation with Glenda Lapsley, Professional Officer - International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) to offer insights into the services offered by the AASW about the social work landscape in Australia. This will be followed by a seminar on Securing Your First Social Work Role to support final year social work students and recent graduates to best prepare for their first social work role. An expert panel will provide insights and hints around developing your CV, addressing key selection criteria, preparing for a job interview and more.

Geelong, Vic
24 August 2017 SANG (Student and New Graduate) seminar
Seminar

The NSW Branch invites all student and new graduate social workers to come along to our next SANG (student and new graduate) seminar!

These seminars are aimed to specially meet the needs of students and new social work by providing specific skill based training.

We are excited to have Annette Polizois, Deputy Head of Social Work at Westmead Children's Hospital, presenting on "Skills in Responding to Crisis".

Event details:

When: Thursday 24th August at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start. The seminar will conclude at 8pm.

Where: NSW Branch Office - Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Register: Please register online by Monday 21st of August

Cost: The event will be free for AASW members and $10 for non-members

Light refreshments will be provided.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
25- 26 August 2017 The business of social work: Workshops for self employed social workers (including NDIS)
Workshop

Mental Health Social Workers in Private Practice (MHSWiPP) National Forum steering group together with the national office of AASW are organising the following business oriented workshops for social workers in the private sector over the coming year

Melbourne, Vic
29 August 2017 NQLD August Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Please join us at this month's Network Meeting which will be held as a Breakfast at Domain Coffee Club.

An opportunity to meet with other colleagues before starting work to discuss current social work issues and events and to meet new people whilst enjoying a free coffee on us!

See you there :)

Townsville
29 August 2017 AASW NSW Branch Field Education Practice Group meeting
Meeting

Please join the Field Education Group for their next meeting.

Topics will cover:

Review of ASWEAS Guidelines: Brenda Clare
Pre-Placement Interview Tool: Deborah Boswell
National Field Education update: Wendy Rollins

Gold coin donation to cover afternoon tea is requested

You may participate by video or teleconference if you are unable to attend in person. If this is the case, please do not register but email aasw.nsw@aasw.asn.au for details.

Register here

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
30 August 2017 The Hidden Aboriginal Successes the Mainstream Ignore
TAC/AASW TAS Student and New Graduate CPD workshop

Cultural training event for students and recent graduates presented by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation with support from the AASW Tasmanian Branch

Hobart
20th September 2017 Mindful Relationships: cultivating intimacy with ourselves and others
Workshop

5 CPD Hours

Mindfulness is the relationship we have with ourselves, others, the planet and with each moment.

This four hour experiential workshop facilitated by will teach you how to use mindfulness to:

  • increase self-awareness
  • be kinder and more compassionate towards yourself and others
  • enjoy increased emotional intimacy with yourself and the people around you
  • communicate better
  • resolve conflict more effectively.

Suitable for all interested social workers - both beginners and people who have existing experience with mindfulness and want to deepen their self-awareness and learn how to cultivate interpersonal mindfulness.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
22 September 2017 AASW TAS Green Social Work - Promoting sustainable ways of living and practising as social workers
AASW Statewide seminar

Statewide Networking & CPD Event
Green Social Work - Promoting sustainable ways of living and practising as social workers

Campbell Town, TAS
11th October 2017 Social Work Journeys: Transitioning From Student to Professional - Student and New Graduate Seminar Series 2017
Panel Presentation and Q&A Session

This seminar will explore the transition from social work student to professional drawing on insights and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
10th November 2017 Self-Care for Social Work Students and New Graduates - Student and New Graduate Seminar Series 2017
Workshop

This one-day workshop aims to support developing social work practitioners build awareness of and competence in self-care practice. Suitable for final year social work students and new graduates.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
14th November 2017 Enhancing Professional Social Work Practice in a Challenging Climate
Workshop

7 CPD Hours

This practical and informative one-day workshop aims to support professional social workers by turning theory into evidence-based action and inviting you to take an active role in building your resilience and preventing psychological injury.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
30 Nov - 2 Dec 2017 National Symposium 2017
AASW 2 day symposium plus welcome and AGM

SAVE THE DATE

The 2017 AASW National Symposium will be held in Hobart, across 30 Nov - 2 Dec, and will provide a mix of formal and informal opportunities to engage with others across the full career spectrum to profile social work practice excellence within a changing landscape.

* Discount for AASW members *

Hobart
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers