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Terminology:
  • The word event and activity are used interchangeably in this section.
  • Branch events, are events that are hosted/provided by the AASW.
  • CPD endorsed events are events that are hosted by an external training provider. The training provider has been assessed by the AASW as meeting a set of quality standards which determines that the event is appropriate and relevant to social workers. If you have questions about a specific CPD endorsed event, please contact the training provider, contact information is available on the event listing. 
  • SWOT, stands for Social Work Online Training. SWOT is an AASW initiative to provide online training to social workers nationwide. Content is being developed and updated regularly. To browse the available content, please visit the SWOT page

 

 



Date Event Location
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: The language of MARAM - Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: The language of MARAM - Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework.

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Management (MARAM) framework identifies key principles and elements that should be embedded into policies, procedures, service delivery and practice, and identifies the responsibilities of various organisations and staff across the system. Successful implementation requires collaboration and trust across all agencies.

Learn from our panel of experts as we discuss the challenges and successes of MARAM implementation across varied practice fields.

1 hour of CPD, attributable to the AASW Family Violence, Child Protection, Clinical, Disability and Mental Health credentials.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: How to write for journal publication - Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: How to write for journal publication - Getting published in Australian Social Work.

This webinar addresses the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers. Presented by the Editor (Fiona McDermott) and Associate Editor (David Hodgson) of Australian Social Work, and an academic with wide-ranging experience in writing for publication (Clare Tilbury), the presentation draws on their collective knowledge and experience of editing and writing for publication.

Participants will learn the process of getting published, tips and tricks for authors and what the reviewers are looking for at Australian Social Work.

1 hour of CPD activity attributable to all AASW credentials.

Online
Ongoing Mindfulness Practice for Self-care
Online training

Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice to build resilience, manage stress, anxiety and anger. Regular practice reduces personal reactivity to emotional stimuli and can be used as a therapeutic approach with various clients. It is also an excellent tool for practitioner self-care.

This introductory program will provide an overview of the theory and benefits of mindful meditation and guide you through two practice sessions that will enable you to incorporate the practice into your daily routine.

40 minutes CPD attributable to AASW Mental Health credential (Focused Psychological Strategies).

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Social Workers
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Social Workers, presented by Dr Jenny Dwyer.

EMDR is a therapy designed to assist those suffering trauma and has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for children and adults.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of the therapy to better inform their decision to commence level 1 training as an EMDR Practitioner (FPS under Medicare).

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable Mental Health (FPS) and Clinical credentials.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Building resilience
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Building Resilience webinar.

Built from a foundation of positive psychology, this webinar will teach you how to equip yourself with strategies to develop the qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy.

This practical webinar introduces tools, techniques and behaviours to manage our individual responses to effectively strengthen our resilience muscles - in the moment and ongoing.

This webinar provides 1.5 hours of CPD activity, category 2 skills and knowledge.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Suicide First Aid
Webinar Recording

Watch the recording of AASW's Suicide First Aid webinar.

Brought to you by the AASW and LivingWorks - the world's leading suicide first aid training.

This webinar will provide an overview of LivingWorks programs and a presentation on the evidence behind the shift from risk assessment to a focus on safety.

CPD activity: 1 hour, category 2: skills and knowledge. AASW Credential: Mental Health and Clinical.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse.

Elder abuse is the mistreatment or exploitation of an older person. It can present itself in many forms and is commonly committed by someone that the older person knows and trusts.

This webinar covers various social work interventions such as case-management, safety planning and counselling, while also examining the legal interventions available to support an older person who is a victim of Elder Abuse.

This webinar provides 1 hour of CPD activity attributable to AASW's Mental Health credential.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Embracing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Embracing the power of emotional intelligence webinar.

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. This session explores the key skills and behaviours of emotional intelligence, to build trust and rapport for high performing teams, and build a positive culture for effective quality service provision.

The session introduces concepts and practical skills in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) using the work of Daniel Goleman. His framework of EQ will be unpacked, exploring the five dimensions, the benefits, the behaviours and strategies to build skills for EQ development across each dimension.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Credential: Mental Health

Online
Ongoing Cultural Responsiveness Course
Social Work Online Training

The AASW has sourced a learning package from Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) to provide social workers with accessible CPD in cultural awareness and cultural responsiveness. This course offers two levels of learning with a total of 10 hours of CPD across the package.

10 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
18 October 2021 Leading Teams in Social work practice - October
Virtual Workshop

This event is now fully booked but will be held again on 15 November 2021 - please click here to register.

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting 2021
Annual Members' Meeting

The Victorian Branch Management Committee warmly invites members to join the 2021 Annual Members' Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Keynote presentation: Social work and leadership in a challenging world by Professor Margarita Frederico AM

Via video-conference
Tuesday 26 October 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
4 November 2021 Building Resilience - Virtual workshop
Virtual Workshop

This highly interactive, small-group session will introduce simple and easy to implement self-care skills and behaviours in a safe and supportive space.

The workshop will present practical resilience circuit breakers and strengthening activities, providing opportunities for personal exploration and supported practice of the techniques with personalised coaching.

Behavioural change strategies will be introduced to optimise long-term skill-building and maintenance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW credential: Mental Health

Online
5 November 2021 Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a neurodevelopmental difference that impact upon the way people communicate, experience, and interact with the world. As a social work practitioner, you will likely meet individuals on the Spectrum. Understanding best practice when supporting clients on the Spectrum is essential to their wellbeing and quality of life.

This webinar will provide insight into working with individuals on the Spectrum and will explore how you can connect, engage, communicate, and work effectively with your clients to ensure that they feel understood, heard, and empowered to lead a rich and meaningful life.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Disability

Online
Wednesday 10 November 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (November)
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision provides a video-conferencing opportunity for school social workers to engage in focussed supervision with an experienced practitioner.

Numbers are strictly limited (10), and open to Victorian school social workers in P-12 schools who follow AASW Practice Standards for School Social Workers.

Because of limited numbers, peer supervision is not provided for other professionals or private practitioners.

There are no minutes or recording due to the private professional and confidential content.

Participants should be ready to share a case, program or school issue for discussion.

Registration is essential. Cost: $5 AASW members, $10 non-members.

1 CPD Hour - Category 1: Receiving Supervision

15 November 2021 Leading Teams in Social work practice - November
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
17 November 2021 Facilitating Live Online - November
Virtual Workshop

Mastering the use of LIVE online interactions is a compelling focus in 2021. Learning how to facilitate dynamic and engaging online workshops and presentations is now essential to the way we work, connect and progress.

This program will teach you how to

  • Engage with flair and interact meaningfully,
  • Develop dynamic content to capture and hold attention,
  • Achieve the right balance of visual, verbal and interactivity when online,
  • Master the tools and the tech for success

In the virtual LIVE online environment

4 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
25 November 2021 Online therapy and telehealth: supporting clients via remote practice
Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of contextual changes across the social work practice settings that propel the shift from face-to-face to virtual service provision. It will review challenges when delivering services online or over-the-phone appointments and will explore suitable therapeutic approaches when practising virtually.

Selected Focussed Psychological Strategies and therapeutic tools for these delivery modes will be considered. Case studies and examples will be drawn from private practice to recognise potential barriers and solutions to providing client support when in-person consultation is not available.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS), Clinical, Disability

Online
Tuesday 30 November 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 1 December 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (December)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

Monday 6 December 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our December meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers