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QLD Branch

About us

AASW (QLD) is a thriving Branch with over 2,100 members. We service and represent Social Workers from the southern border north to Rockhampton. The Branch is managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee (BMC) elected by the membership, and staffed by Branch Manager Mere Vitale and Administration Officer Rachel Austin. Please follow the links below to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you may like to get involved. Our Branch Organisational Chart is another quick way to get your bearings of the many entry points there are to engage with us.

Join us on our Branch Facebook page and/or subscribe to our monthly Branch e-news bulletin to keep up to date with the latest news, events and opportunities to connect with the local profession. You can also see what continuing professional development opportunities the Branch will be delivering in our 2019 CPD Calendar.

News & Updates

Queensland’s move to end ‘conversion therapy’ a positive step, but falls short

January 2020

The AASW has called on the Queensland Government to broaden the definition of ‘health service provider’ to better restrict the practice of harmful ‘conversion therapy’.

AASW Queensland Branch President Ellen Beaumont said “Our state’s legislative safeguards simply must cover the breadth of services and organisations that may engage in this practice, including religious and spiritual advisers. We need to recognise that whether the person is a health service provider or not, conversion therapy offered by any ‘professional’ or person in a position of power has the risk of causing significant harm and breaches vulnerable peoples human rights.”

Read the full media release and access the Branch submission here.

Our BMC is made up of elected volunteers who help to form and implement the direction for the branch. Members are welcome to get involved.
Our practice and interest groups allow members to explore and deepen their interests in areas of practice and social policy. Find out more about the Medicare Local working group here.
News & updates
Check out our latest news and updates including re-caps of events, member stories, BMC meetings and more.
CPD events
We work with a number of experts and specialist presenters to put on CPD events for members, networking, social and branch events.
The Queensland Branch monthly newsletter and Queensland Social Work, published quarterly. Access electronic versions of each edition online. 
A collection of presentations delivered at the AASW Queensland Branches State Conference, Brisbane, 25 & 26 November, 2016.
Social Policy
The Queensland Branch has a strong voice on matters of social inclusion, social justice, human rights and issues that impact upon the quality of life of all Australians.  Here is a summary of activity for 2014-18. Visit our social policy and advocacy section to view advocacy initiatives across the AASW and visit the Branch Social Policy page for local initiatives.
Find a supervisor

Looking for a supervisor or want to create a listing on the AASW's National Professional Supervisor Register? Click here for more information.

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