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How To Get The Best From Your Supervision

Event Details
Date: 16 October 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 6

AASW Members: $220
AASW New Graduates: $190
AASW Students: $170
Regular: $280

Organiser: AASW Vic Branch
Further information

Rosanna Di Grazia
Branch Administrator
Phone 9320 1012 or email


General information

This workshop is about being a Supervisee. There is a lot of training for Supervisors, which is important, but less attention is given to training for Supervisees. This workshop gives supervisees some specific tools that get them to be active participants in the supervision relationship, and influencing the quality of their supervision, ie making the quality of the supervision less dependent on the quality of the supervisor. It will provide an overview of the components of good supervision. It will give some practical tools to prepare for supervision, and to provide some structure to their supervision. It will spend considerable time on how to negotiate an agreement that is specific to their relationship and how it will work.

Learning Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of the elements of good supervision
  • To gain some tools to facilitate getting the best from supervision as a supervisee
  • Learn how to negotiate an individual agreement with your supervisor


Sally has practiced as a social worker for 35 years in a variety of settings - statutory child protection, community health, hospitals, child and adolescent mental health, infant mental health and alternative care.

Sally currently works in the Public System as a Therapist in the Infant Therapeutic Reunification Service and privately as a Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Supervisor and Trainer. Sally is very committed to quality reflective supervision. As a member of the South Australian AASW Branch CPD committee, she has consistently promoted the importance of supervision in practice, advocated with organisations, and explored ways the AASW can support organisations to promote reflective supervision.

Who should attend?

Social workers wanting to learn some ways to get the best from their supervision.


AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds. Due to building/road works parking spaces are limited.

The Blackwood St Car Park (located on the ground level the AASW is located in) is currently offering a $12 flat rate per day per exit between 7:30am to 7:30pm. You must book online as early as possible prior to arrival so you can be issued a pin number to enter and exit the car park. Visit Blackwood St Car Park.

There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or $20. Read more here.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.

Accessibility: The building is wheel chair accessible. There are no steps at entry on ground level and a lift can be taken to Level 7. Ambulatory toilets are located on the ground floor as well as Level 8 where there is a medical centre. There is one parking spot on Blackwood Street for people with disabilities and 2 car spots are available in a nearby street. For more information to discuss your particular mobility or sensory needs please contact the AASW Vic Branch.


Register before 30 September.

Places are limited to 26 participants.

AASW Members: 6 CPD Hours - Category 2 Skills and Knowledge/Workshops

Morning/afternoon tea and lunch included.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers