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The business of social work: Workshops for self employed social workers (including NDIS)

Event Details
Date: 25 - 26 August 2017
Venue: Melbourne, Vic
CPD hrs: 14 hours

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Organiser: MHSWiPP and AASW
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Mental Health Social Workers in Private Practice (MHSWiPP) National Forum steering group together with the national office of AASW are organising the following business oriented workshops for social workers in the private sector over the coming year.

The business of social workers in private practice:

The program is looking to be a very interesting mix of innovative practice models across a range of sectors as well as a great mix of creative marketing and finance workshops. The program will be available in June as expressions of interest to present are not closed until the end of May. Spread over two days these workshops will be designed to be relevant to social workers across all sectors i.e. mental health, aged care, disability, domestic violence, child protection as well as other consultancy fields. The aim is to present business and networking opportunities as well as provide relevant business related information to social workers in the private sector. This will include two half day NDIS specific workshops about opportunities for self-employed social workers under this scheme and specific information on how to become a provider.

We want to also offer presentations from those currently in the field showcasing a range of social work practice and innovation in the private sector. To enable us to do this we need support of social workers interested in presenting what you do and what you have learnt. Expressions of interest are now open for those people who are interested in presenting.

Working with the NDIS:

This workshop will provide information on the opportunities for social workers who want to work under with the NDIS as well as guide you on what you need to do to become a provider.


If you would like to present at one or both of the aforementioned workshops please express your interest using the attached form.

Brooke Kooymans is confirmed for the Working in the NDIS aspect of the workshop. Brooke brings almost 20 years’ experience working as a social worker in acquired disability, complex rehabilitation and catastrophic injury management working with Australia’s leading government and non-government agencies in both the public and private sectors. Brooke has completed post graduate qualifications including graduate certificate in rehabilitation case management, a Masters of Social Work and is currently enrolled in her Phd at UQ. Brooke has been working in private practice in this sector for the last 13 years, is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, presents at local and national conference on her work, is a professional supervisor, guest lecturer and the convener of the AASW QLD branch Disability Practice Group.

Location and date

Pilgrim Theological College
29 College Crescent,
Parkville VIC 3052

25-26 August 2017

Parking Off Street - All Day $6.00
Tram Number 96 if coming from Melbourne City


Early Bird rates available until 9 July

Program outline


Further information about registering

Please contact the AASW
p: 03 9320 1003


Please ensure you are logged into the AASW in order to receive the member discounted rate. To register for one day only you will need to choose which day you wish to attend below, or to register for both days, please select the submit option on the right hand side of this page.

Friday only registration

Saturday only registration

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers