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SA Branch Practice Groups

Practice Groups operating at Branch level serve the function of providing a forum for social workers operating in different areas of practice or in specific regions to:

  • meet and share common practice issues and knowledge;
  • promote and provide expertise within the group, to the AASW and the wider community;
  • develop and provide education sessions, symposiums and other functions.

The South Australian Branch have a number of very active Practice Groups. If you are interested in getting involved in an existing Practice Group, you are invited to contact the Practice Group Convenor/s directly via the contact details outlined on each Practice Group website page listed below.

Practice Groups

Aged Care

Convenor - Margie Pitcher


Chrystal Trewren
Diane Cass
Felicity Chapman
ShiJun Huang
Janet Kelly
Lenore de la Perrelle
Lynne Sellars
Mary Nguyen
Natasha Boots
Neda Bojnoordi
Pam Gillespie
Rosalind Jamieson
Tim Walsh
Alan McConnach
Jennie Charlton

Mental Health

Convenor - Azmiri Mian


Diane Cass
Suzanne Marsh
Jocelyn Day
Nevena Simic
Diana Awarau
Jeanne Lorraine
Emma McArthur
Shirley Young

Child Protection

Convenor - Vacant


Tony Tonkin
Jennie Charlton
Mary Hood
Margaret Davies
Michelle Adams
Colleen Haskett
Maria Scicchitano
Janet Kelly
Tim Powell
Sue Wood
Gandeep Gill
Carmella Bastian
Jeanne Lorraine
Anne Nicolaou
Julie O'Dea
Sue Maywald

SA Branch Special Interest Groups

Social Work Online Transmissions SWOT

SA Futures Symposium 2017 follow up Special Interest Groups (SIG) are forming online using the AASW platform for communications.

These are open to all Social Workers not just AASW Members.

There are guidelines about the participation and running of these groups to ensure that behaviour in line with the AASW Code of Ethics is maintained. Further guidance on the SIG framework is available on the AASW webpages.

These groups are:



Aged Care

International Fellowship

Funding Models

Private Practice

Reflective Supervision

Regulation of the SW Profession

details coming soon.

Contact us

P: (08) 8463 5911
Mon & Tues - 9:00am – 2:30pm
Wed & Thurs 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 2:30pm
Branch Manager:
Miriam Hobson
Administration Officer:
Kristen Keley

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers