AASW (QLD) is a thriving Branch with over 2,400 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 (on leave until April 2021) and Administration Officer Rachel Austin.
Please follow the branch links 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.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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10 September 2020 - Qld & NQld Branches Consultation - State Election 2020
The AASW is currently preparing an Election Strategy for the Queensland State Elections coming up on 31 October. Election advocacy is an important part of any social advocacy movement as it provides an avenue for communicating with key decision makers and influencing policy agendas.
For further information and to register please see here > MEMBERS ONLY
09 September 2020 - Submission to Inquiry into the NDIS market in Queensland
The AASW welcomes this inquiry and its broad understanding of the issues related to NDIS markets because social workers observe significant gaps persisting between the support that participants require and the services that participants are actually receiving.Our members’ experience of working within the NDIS is that there are three main limitations to the operations of the NDIS marketplace which are limiting Queensland participants’ outcomes.
For the full submission please see here > https://qpc.blob.core.windows.net/wordpress/2020/08/NDISIP029-AASW-Inquiry-into-the-NDIS-inquiry.pdf
28 August 2020 - The Association is calling for Life Membership nominations.
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) awards Life Membership to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession of social work and to the AASW.
You can use the following links to the nomination form and the guidelines:
2020 Guidelines: https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/13060
2020 Nomination Form: https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/13061
27 August 2020 - Call for Qld Branch Management Committee and sub-committee members
The Branch is seeking a new Vice Branch President, Branch Committee Members and would like Expressions of Interest for the Branch sub-committee's.
Branch Management Committee
The Branch has a Vice Branch President position and several BMC vacancies open, ready for your nomination. Please forward a your nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 12 noon on Friday 16 October 2020. Please see Qld Branch BMC Information 2020 for further details.
The Branch is seeking expressions of interest for the Social Policy, RAP, Practice & Special Interest Groups and Membership sub-committee's.
Please see the terms of reference for further detail on the key purpose and functions of each sub-committee. To submit an EOI please email email@example.com.
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