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Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

The AASW is proud to announce the launch of the Empowering Excellence Social Work Online Training (SWOT) program.

The program is delivered by leading content experts across the sector, and brings a particularly strong Mental Health practice focus. A range of clinical and therapeutic approaches are covered, relevant to both early career, and more experienced social workers. For Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, the series also covers topics aligned with Focussed Psychological Strategies, a CPD requirement under Medicare.

Current releases in the Empowering Excellence program



Registration and more information

National Disability Insurance Scheme Brooke Kooymans Register here 6 hours (Disability)

Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Assoc Prof Monica O’Kelly

Register here

1.5 hours (FPS)

Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)

Dr Bruno Cayoun

Register here

2 hours (FPS)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to reduce substance use problems and improve mental health and wellbeing

Assoc Prof Amanda Baker

Register here

1.5 hours (FPS)
CBT Package
  • Intro to CBT
  • Intro to MiCBT
  • MI, CBT and substance use
  • Assoc Prof Monica O’Kelly
  • Dr Bruno Cayoun
  • Assoc Prof Amanda Baker

Register here

5 hours (FPS)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Brendon Knott

Register here

2 hours (FPS)

Masterclass: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Flexibility

Brendon Knott

Register here

2 hours (FPS)
ACT Package
  • Intro to ACT
  • ACT Masterclass

Brendon Knott

Register here

4 hours (FPS)


Introduction to Dialectal Behavioural Therapy for Borderline personality Disorder

Dr Carla Walton Register here 1 hour (FPS)


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations

Dr Madeline Romaniuk Register here 1 hour (FPS)

Further content in the Empowering Excellence program will be released in September and October 2018.

1. What is Social Work Online Training (SWOT)?

SWOT is the AASW's online professional development platform. It provides access to a range of online content for social workers and other allied health professionals, on a diverse scope of practice and theoretical topics. this includes dedicated courses, together with recordings from symposiums, conferences and workshops.

Refer to the table below to browse, and register for SWOT content:

Fields of practice

Aged care

Alcohol and other drugs

Child wellbeing and protection

Community development



Family violence

Field education


Mental health

Sexual abuse

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Professional self

Career transitions

Cultural competence and sensitivity







2. How do I access SWOT content?

  1. First you must register for individual courses and recordings by clicking on the categories in the table above, or via the tabs to the left under the SWOT sub heading.
  2. After registering for an AASW SWOT course of recording, you must view the content via the AASW SWOT Portal.
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers