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Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 2

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 2

AASW members: $99

AASW student members: $60

Non-members: $149

Organiser: AASW

This two hour online training course continues the discussion about creating and managing a successful private practice. This training is complimentary to Part 1.

Learning objectives

Participants will obtain an understanding of:

  • how to market yourself as a social worker in private practice
  • how to generate referrals
  • the tendering process
  • potential private practice opportunities for employment/contract
  • the AMHSW application process
  • how to become a Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) and Veteran and Veteran's Family Counselling Services (VVCS) provider
  • how to manage a diverse practice
  • risk management
  • resources that are available to private practitioners

Presenter details

Doug Burke is an experienced facilitator and trainer, as well as program manager and AMHSW. Doug has more than 30 years clinical experience, and specialises in the treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression.

Doug works alongside Sharon Burke in their private practice (theraFIT Pty Ltd), having previous clinical and group work experience in the Australian Government’s Vietnam Veterans and Families Counselling Service (for 19 years). Doug has been in private practice full time since 2001 and had a part-time private practice for over a decade prior to that.

Method of delivery



This course is based on recordings of Doug Burke speaking about the various topics, informal reflective questions, references and an array of resources that may be of benefit to you.


AASW members: $99

AASW student members: $60

Non-members: $149


Register for access by following the link to the right. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email - please read this email carefully, as it provides your access to the online course.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers