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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
14th April - 9th June 2021 Insights into Domestic and Family Violence in Northern Territory & remote communities
Workshop

The NT AASW is pleased to host 5 fortnightly online training sessions on Insights into Family and Domestic Violence in Northern Territory & remote communities provided by Dawn House.

If you work in Northern Territory, remote communities and/or in DFV this is an essential webinar to attend.

This seminar will provide you with information to understand the complex dynamics of family and domestic violence in the Northern Territory and remote communities.

CPD: 5 hrs

11 May 2021 How to write for journal publication: Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will address the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
12th & 19th May 2021 Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice: 2 half-day workshops
Online Workshop

Join Meredith Waugh on this two half day Webinars for best practice principles/standards in Case Planning and making case notes.

THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY

Wednesday 19 May 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (May)
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

Tuesday 25 May 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 26 May 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Stay’n Deadly and Stay’n In – an Innovative model of care to ensure Aboriginal patients receive health care
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Stay’n Deadly and Stay’n In – an Innovative model of care to ensure Aboriginal patients receive health care

Presenters: Nioka Tyson and Scott Daley

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Time: 12noon (AEST)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 26 May 2021 Member Consultation: Australian Capital Territory 2021-2022 Pre-Budget Submission
Consultation

The AASW Australian Capital Territory Branch is currently developing our 2021- 2022 pre-budget submission.

Every year, the Department of Treasury undertakes community consultations in preparation for the state budget. This is an important policy and advocacy activity for the AASW ACT to influence the allocation of state fund to services that impacts many people experiencing vulnerability or marginalisation in the ACT.

We are keen to ensure that our submission reflects the authentic voices of members in ACT.

Via video-conference
Friday 28 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal.
Webinar

Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal

Join Max Mackenzie and a panel of newer social workers as they reflect on the areas they work across, and how they may have followed a less traditional model of social work practice.

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 2 June 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (June)
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

9 June 2021 Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Social Workers
Webinar

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 will provide attendees with 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
Monday 14 June 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our June meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Tuesday 29 June 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Friday 9 July 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (July Holidays)
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

Friday 16 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care
Webinar

Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care

Presenter: Kate Rutherford

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 21 July 2021 Trauma Informed Practice for Young People with Complex Support Needs
Virtual Workshop

As social workers we may learn the basics about trauma, development, attachment and the effects of neglect in these experiences during our degrees. However, the practical application of this knowledge and the subsequent skills are difficult to maintain or obtain if workers are not adequately supported through supervision, ongoing training or experience and an unsupportive or risk averse team and organisational culture.

Trauma informed practice requires a high level understanding of your own practice framework, values and reactions to what can be difficult and stressful scenarios for clients. It requires ongoing training, supervision, support and a positive and trauma informed work environment/organisational framework.

This 3 hour interactive virtual workshop gives an opportunity for social workers to refresh and learn through experiential activities, case study reflections and delivery of knowledge.

FPS and Mental Health relevant for CPD purposes

Online
Wednesday 21 July 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (July)
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

Tuesday 27 July 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 28 July 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Guardianship and dementia: context, power and balancing rights and responsibilities.
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Guardianship and dementia: context, power and balancing rights and responsibilities.

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Mills

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Time: 12noon (AEST)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Friday 30 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Embodiment and Social Work Practice
Webinar

Embodiment and Social Work Practice

Presenter: Jo Mensinga

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Monday 9 August 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our August meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Wednesday 11 August 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (August)
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

Tuesday 31 August 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 1 September 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (September)
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

Tuesday 28 September 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
Friday 1 October 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (October Holidays)
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

Monday 11 October 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our October meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Wednesday 13 October 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (October)
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

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
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

11-13 November, 2021 2021 AASW IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference
Conference

Save the Date: 2021 AASW IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference

The Australian Association of Social Workers is excited to announce dates for the forthcoming AASW IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference to be held from November 11-13 in Brisbane, Australia.

Supported by key partners the International Federation of Social Workers - Asia Pacific (IFSW AP), the Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE), Queensland Universities and Australian & New Zealand Social Work & Welfare Education & Research (ANZSWWER).

This 3-day conference centres around the theme of social work and the sustainable development goals.

A hybrid model has been chosen for the 2021 Conference to ensure that attendance is accessible to those not only within Australia but also within the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Follow the link below to register your interest in the 2021 Conference and be the first to know about early bird pricing, keynote speakers and other important updates!

The AASW and all partners look forward to your attendance at this year’s pinnacle Social Work conference.

Key Information:

  • Date: Thursday 11 November - Saturday 13 November 2021
  • Location: Hybrid - Brisbane and Online
  • Theme: Social Work and the Sustainable Development Goals

Register your interest

Hybrid
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
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