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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.
  • 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: 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: 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.

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

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

AASW 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
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Managing Unconscious Bias
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Managing Unconscious Bias webinar.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum webinar.

This webinar recording 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
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Online therapy and telehealth - supporting clients via remote practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Online therapy and telehealth: supporting clients via remote practice webinar.

This webinar provides 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.

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

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Mandatory vaccination and social work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Mandatory vaccination and social work information session from 29 November 2021.

With 19 years’ legal experience and a special interest in Occupational Health & Safety law, Anthony provides information about rights and obligations regarding Covid-19 vaccination under Chief Health Orders. Anthony also answers audience questions and discusses the legal context of mandatory vaccination; including implications for your practice with clients and as private practitioners.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: REWIRE - A practice model and framework for supporting trauma-affected students in schools
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's REWIRE: A practice model and framework for supporting trauma-affected students in schools webinar.

This webinar recording addresses the foundations for the REWIRE model as well as each element of the framework. It provides participants with the key steps and essential ingredients in supporting trauma-affected students to be successful in school while enabling them to capitalise on the positive experiences and opportunities that schools are uniquely placed to provide their students.

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

AASW Credentials: Clinical, Mental Health, Child Protection

Online
Thursday, 27 January 2021 A day in the life of a forensic social worker
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

AASW VIC Branch presents "A day in the life of a social worker" series where the panellists from unique and diverse areas of social work practice would discuss the nuances of the practice, the pathways and opportunities that lie within the industry.

Topic: A day in the life of a forensic social worker
Presenter: Mark Megalla
Online
28 January 2022 Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing
Webinar

Developmental trauma can occur when a child witnesses or endures overwhelming negative experiences such as abuse, neglect, or loss in the early stages of their life and childhood. Critically, relationships that were supposed to keep the child safe were often a source of fear or unpredictability.

This webinar will draw from evidence informed literature on neurobiology, developmental trauma research, psychotherapy principles, social models of health and disability, mental health, and allied health. It will encourage social workers to step back and view a child’s situation through a trauma lens, especially when the child’s presentation is particularly complex or intense.

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

AASW Credential: Mental Health, Child Protection

Online
6 February 2022 Midsumma Pride March 2022
March

AASW are pleased to be a part of the iconic Midsumma Pride March!

Join the AASW contingent, and thousands of other Melburnians, to celebrate and support solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity.

We invite members, the broader social work community, their friends and family to join us.

Please do register here so that we have a sense of the numbers and so that we can keep you informed of the precise details of times, meeting points, and any other critical information in the lead up to the event.

This is a free event. LIMITED Pride T-shirts are available for those participate in the march!

The Ian Johnson Oval
Monday 07 February 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Feb'22
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Vivid Mental Health Mackay
8th Feb 2022 SA - Adelaide Southern Networking Meeting 8 February 2022
Meeting

The Southern Adelaide Networking group meets every 2 months to share a meal, network, and discuss and explore a range of practice and professional issues. Each meeting we have a practitioner to share their knowledge and experience from a different field of practice, and opportunities for conversations, training and employment.

Warradale Hotel
17 February 2022 Navigating Difficult Conversations
Webinar

This webinar will empower you to approach difficult conversations with more confidence.

It will give you the context to appreciate where difficult conversations fit into healthy professional relationships, before moving into practical skills and tools you can use to ensure success in your own difficult conversations.

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

Online
Thursday, 24 February 2021 A day in the life of a political social worker
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

AASW VIC Branch presents "A day in the life of a social worker" series where the panellists from unique and diverse areas of social work practice would discuss the nuances of the practice, the pathways and opportunities that lie within the industry.

Topic: A day in the life of a political social worker
Presenter: Alex Bhathal
Online
Monday 07 March 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Mar'22
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Vivid Mental Health Mackay
15 March 2022 World Social Work Day Breakfast 2022 (VIC)
Vic Branch: Networking Breakfast

After two long years of wait, the Victorian Branch is delighted to invite members and the wider social work community to join us for our annual World Social Work Day breakfast celebration!

The theme of World Social Work Day 2022 is Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.
Keynote presentation: Reforming Victoria's Mental Health Act by Prof. Lisa Brophy
The Woodward Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106) University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street Carlton, Victoria
17 March 2022 World Social Work Day Lunch 2022 (ACT)
ACT Branch: Networking Lunch

The ACT Branch is delighted to invite members and the wider social work community to join us for our annual World Social Work Day celebration!

The theme of World Social Work Day 2022 is Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.

Some guest speakers will be joining us - more details to follow.

YWCA - Canberra, 2/71 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
18 March 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - March
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
Friday, 18th March 2022 World Social Work Day & Mary Moylan Award 2022
Award Ceremony

In celebration of World Social Work Day 2022, the AASW NT Branch is proud to hold the annual Mary Moylan Award.

We welcome you to nominate a social worker who you know is contributing excellence to the field and to join us at the ceremony. We also welcome self-nominations. All nominations have set criteria to follow.

1.5 CPD Hours - Category 3: Professional Identity - Networking.

Government House, 29 The Esplanade, NT 0800
22 March 2022 Inclusive and Empowering Aboriginal Child Protection Practice
Webinar

This webinar will introduce how to become a culturally responsive, inclusive, and empowering Social Worker, more able to gain insights into the experiences of Aboriginal people and develop good skills on how to engage with Aboriginal communities.

This webinar will draw on case studies to provide social workers with practical strategies to apply in their own practice when working with Aboriginal children and families. The facilitator will expand on introductory cultural awareness theories by providing real-life, practical examples to help practitioners develop their professional skills and abilities.

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

AASW Credential: Child protection

Online
28 Apr 2022 QLD OL - Aust Family Law - Hot topics in Family Law: what is happening in the modern world for clients (Apr)
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Australian Family Lawyers for an online Legal Education Seminar!

Topic: Hot topics in Family Law: what is happening in the modern world for clients

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers