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Student and New Graduate Seminar: Social Work Journeys - Transitioning From Student to Professional 2019

Event Details
Date: 19 September 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 2.5 hours

AASW Student Members: $15
AASW New Graduates: $20
Regular: $35

Organiser: Victorian Branch
Further information

Rosanna Di Grazia
Victorian Branch
Tel: 9320 1012

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Social Work Journeys: Transitioning from Student to Professional

The seminar aims to provide participants with: -

  • Insights into the career trajectories, especially the first social work roles, of a number of successful social workers across different fields of practice;
  • Insights into the experience of social workers in their first social work role and their lessons learned; and
  • Advice on preparing for and succeeding in your first social work role.

The seminar will take the form of a Panel Presentation followed by a Question and Answer Session involving social workers from a diversity of fields of practice and at different stages of their professional career.

  • Melissa Braden, Department of Justice and Community Safety (Melbourne)
  • Zac Demopoulos, Social Worker, Access Your Supports (Geelong)
  • Lisa Derham, Private Practice (Melbourne)
  • Joy Stevens, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Student Field Educator (Ballarat)
  • Lauren Barker, Navigator Support Program, The Bridge Youth Service (Shepparton)


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. 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). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited (due to current roadworks there are less options for parking in Blackwood St at the moment). 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.

The Blackwood St Car Park (located on the ground level the AASW is located in) is currently offering a $16 flat rate per day per exit between 7:30am to 7:30pm. The car park accommodates up to 200 cars. You need to book online prior to arrival at Blackwood St Car Park.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.

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.


Please see details on the right of this page to register. If you are a member please ensure you enter your member login and password to receive your discount. The cost for becoming a Student Member of the AASW is currently $51 for the year and for New Graduate Members the fee is $196. Join online here.

Your registration is required by Monday 16 September.

If you are an AASW member please login using your Member ID and password to receive the member rate.

If you live in a rural or remote area, or interstate, and would like to participate by webinar please register online and a video conference link will be emailed to you prior to the seminar.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Note this workshop is the third in our three-part Student and New Graduate Seminar Series, the other workshops include:

Navigating Social Work in Australia: Insights for international social work students, new graduates and overseas trained social workers - Wednesday 31 July 2019

Securing Your First Social Work Role - Wednesday 28 August 2019

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers