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Legal education seminar for social workers: Superannuation Insurance Entitlements

Event Details
Date: 28 August 2019
Time: 2.30 - 4.30pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: VIC
CPD hrs: 2 hours

AASW Student Members $20

AASW New Graduates $25

AASW Members $30

Non-Members $40

Organiser: AASW Victorian Branch & Slater and Gordon

Phone: 9320 1012

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The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the legal information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice.

Superannuation Insurance Entitlements

These benefits are accessible to most people who have compensable or non- compensable chronic health conditions, disabilities or terminal conditions. In this session, superannuation insurance claims and entitlement options are explained, including eligibility criteria and the application process for superannuation total and permanent disability payments, income protection and death benefits. Recent legislative updates and case examples will be provided.

Learning Objectives

The Slater and Gordon Legal Education Program for Social Workers enables participants to address the knowledge gaps that they have. Social work is an increasingly complex practice and as social workers have the role of a ‘trusted advisor’ to their clients, it is vital they are providing them with accurate information when it comes to their legal rights and entitlements. It is also very important in this environment that social workers understand the law as it impacts on their daily practice.

Who should attend?

Social Workers who wish to address knowledge gaps they have. Some components of the session will consolidate current knowledge and skills of participants and for others this will be new or extended learning. The session allows the opportunity to ask the presenter legal questions pertaining to the topic and to their area of legal practice.


Annemarie Gambera, Principal Lawyer – Superannuation Insurance, Melbourne office

Annemarie has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer in the areas of insurance and dispute resolution. Based in our Melbourne office, Annemarie specialises in all insurance claims including total and permanent disablement, income protection, trauma and terminal illness claims. Annemarie has handled matters in all Victorian Courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court of Australia, the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, the Appeal Costs Board and various interstate courts. She is often called upon to provide commentary on various issues and her expertise has led to speaking engagements at international conferences in the life insurance sector.


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

The AASW office is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Please note: Travel via public transport is recommended particularly due to road/building works in the area. The 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). We are an 10 minute walk from Melbourne Central station or you can get off at North Melbourne station and catch the 401 bus to Royal Melbourne Hospital. 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.

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. Visit for details.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.

The Blackwood St Car Park (located on the ground level the AASW is located in) offers $16 flat rate per day per exit between 7:30am to 7:30pm. The car park accommodates up to 200 cars. If you book online prior to arrival the rate is only $9. Visit Blackwood St Car Park to book or for more information.

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.


Although registrations are preferable, you may turn up on the day.

2 CPD hours. Categories: Skills and Knowledge.

If you are a member please login using your member ID and password.

* Includes afternoon tea and refreshments.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers