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Reasons to join

There are many reasons to join the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). We work hard to advocate on behalf of our members and the communities that they work with.

If you used to be a member, also click the button below reinstate.

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Any issues? Do not hesitate to call our friendly team on 03 9320 1000.

12 Months of Incredible Achievements

Thanks to the support and feedback of our member, the AASW was successful in delivering many new initiatives and activities throughout the last twelve months, including:

  1. Registration of the profession
  2. National Policy Platform
  3. Increased advocacy
  4. Quality CPD offerings
  5. Child Protection Symposium
  6. Co-hosting the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference
  7. National Excellence Awards
  8. Major private health fund
  9. Horizon Career Centre
  10. Social media
  11. Improved digital communications
  12. Growth in mentoring

Registration of the profession

South Australian Parliament

Registration of the social work profession in South Australia, the first State in Australia to do so in late 2021

Read all that we have done to advocate for professional registration of social workers.

National Policy Platform

Federal Parliament

Development and distribution of the National Policy Platform 2022 for the Federal Election and beyond.

Read all of our analysis and advocacy during this election period.

Increased advocacy

AASW members at Midsumma Pride Melbourne 2022

Several successful meetings with Federal and State ministers, and senior public service officials.

Represented the profession at marches and rallies as it became safe to do, including at Mardi Gras 2022.

Read all our policy work.

Read all our media work.

Quality CPD offerings

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Increased our quality AASW-developed CPD offering by more than 200%. All our CPD has a special member-only price.

Enrol into our upcoming webinars and online workshops today.

Child Protection Symposium

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Are We Caring For Everyone? Exploring Child Protection in Australia was AASW’s largest symposium ever with 1,500 registrations and speakers of the highest calibre.

Read the summary of the Symposium.

Co-hosting the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference

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Coordination and co-hosting of the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference with the International Federation of Social Workers, with 360 delegates, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the Conference.

National Excellence Awards

People clapping handsIntroducing the National Excellence Awards, in the AASW’s 75th year.

Read about the winners of Social Worker of the Year, Social Work Researcher of the Year, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year and Social Work Student of the Year.

Major private health fund

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Successfully negotiated Ancillary Cover for AMHSW services with one of Australia’s largest private health funds.

Horizon Career Centre

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More social work job listings than ever, giving you access to increased career opportunities.

Sign up to our job alerts and get new jobs to our inbox as they come to hand.

Employers, this is where you want your jobs to be seen if you are looking for social workers.

Social media

Social media

Expanding the reach of the AASW with 40% growth in followers across LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Improved digital communications

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Greatly improved digital communications to members, through AASW Insider and AMHSW Member News.

Growth in mentoring

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360 social workers paired in mentor and mentee relationships, fostering cross-generational learning.

Find out more.

AASW Membership Benefits & Services

Renewing your AASW Membership gives you exclusive access to a range of benefits and services that are designed to support you in being the best social worker you can be. By renewing your membership, you'll be entitled to 12 more months of:

Discounted CPD Opportunities

Get access to
on-demand content, workshops and events at member-only prices

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Latest News and Updates

Stay informed with regular emails, magazines, journals and podcasts

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AASW Credential Program

Be recognised for your skills and experience in your field with an AASW Credential

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Berkley Insurance Australia Policies

Public and Products Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Access to Social Work Australia

Get members-only access to the AASW online community, Social Work Australia

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Ethics & Practice Standards Advice

Receive free advice regarding ethics, practice standards or supervision

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AASW Member Benefits Program

Purchase gift cards, movie tickets and so much more at discounted prices

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Horizon Career Centre Job Alerts

Subscribe to receive job alerts for vacancies across a range of human services

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Promotion of Your Practice & Services

Private practitioners can promote their practice and services on the AASW directories.

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Advocacy and Representation

The AASW will advocate and engage in a range of policy issues on behalf of its members.

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Eligibility for Medicare & HPI-I Numbers

Meet the eligibility criteria required to apply for Medicare & HPI-I numbers.

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AASW Collective
Trade Mark

Communicate that you are qualified social worker with an AASW Collective Trade Mark

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To get more detailed information on the full range of benefits and services that an AASW Membership entitles you to, visit our Membership Benefits & Services webpage.

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AASW Membership Renew

Important information about the Early Bird Promotion, Credential Holders and more

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Renewal Process

Detailed information and instructions on how to renew your AASW membership

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the most frequently asked questions about AASW membership renewal

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