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Transitioning From Student to Professional: Student and New Graduate Webinar

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm AEDST
Venue: Webinar
CPD hrs: 1.5 hours

AASW Members: $15
Non-Members: $25

Organiser: Victorian Branch

Anneka Farrington
Branch Services Coordinator
AASW Victorian Branch
T: (03) 9320 1000


This ever-popular webinar will explore the transition from social work student to professional, drawing on the insight and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice.

An inspiring session that will help you consider how to prepare yourself to step out as a professional social worker and how to navigate the early stages of your career.

Hosted by the Victorian Branch, this event is open to social work students and new graduates throughout Australia.

What To Expect

This webinar aims to provide participants with: -

  • Insights into the career trajectories 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 brief presentations by our panelists followed by a Question and Answer Session.

Our Panelists

We have a group of wonderful panelists lined up for this event and we look forward to announcing them here as their attendance is confirmed.

Tim Donovan
Counsellor, St Philips College (Alice Springs)
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Gretta Daley
Therapeutic Counsellor, Gambler's Help Southern, Connect Health and Community (Melbourne)

Elyce Stefani Sandri
MARAM Training Lead, Magistrates' Court of Victoria (Melbourne)

Lisa Derham
Private Practice - Supervision-Mentoring-Counselling (Melbourne)

Melissa Braden
Regional General Manager - Community Correctional Services
Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety


Please see details on the right of this page to register.

If you are an AASW member, please ensure you enter your member login and password to receive your discount.

If you're keen to become a member, it's currently an annual fee of $51 for student membership and $196 if you're a new graduate (in your first two years after graduation). Find our more or join here!

Once you have registered, the webinar link will be sent to you directly.

If you have any questions or difficulties, don't hesitate to get in touch with Anneka at the Victorian Branch by email or on (03) 9320 1000.

Related Events and Opportunities

We are also hosting another webinar specifically for students and new graduates called From Virtual Field Placement to Real World Job on Tuesday 27 October at 6pm. More information and registrations here.

If you're a Victorian New Graduate, you might be interested to get involved with our New Graduate Practice Group. More information about the group is available here. To register for their next meeting which will be held via zoom on Tuesday 20 October at 6:30pm take a look here.

If you're a Victorian member, we'd love to have you join our upcoming Annual Members' Meeting on Wednesday 21 October at 6pm where we'll have the wonderful Dr Mishel McMahon speaking about Relatedness as a Way of Being: A First Nations Perspective. This is a free webinar and we'd love to see you there! More information and registrations here.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers