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.
|Convenor - Felicity Chapman
|(Image Pending)||Convenor - TBA
Convenor - Mary Hood .
|Convenor - Sophie Diamandi
The role of the AASW SA Ethics Committee is that of a group of members has responsibility for providing initial consultation on matters of ethical conduct and overseeing the Ethics Education and Policy Development Process. Their role is in initiating and responding to ethics policy and law reform opportunities, which are relevant to the social work profession and our clients. The group also has the role of implementing Ethics education and training in SA. We also use the ethics group as a study group to share ideas, practice wisdom and experiences to grow our own expertise in the area.
The current situation in Australia is that it is not compulsory for Social Workers to be members of their professional association (the AASW). The AASW can only receive complaints about Social Workers who are members of the AASW. As a profession we need to work towards professional registration so that all social workers need to adhere to the AASW Code of Ethics and the association is able to respond to complaints made against all social workers.
Green Social Work
|Convenor - Tim Walsh|
Students and New Graduates
|Convenor - Sioban Prideaux
Mon & Tues - 9:00am – 2:30pm
SA Legal Breakfast Series - 101: Understanding legal knowledge and principles for Social Work - 31 July 2019
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Wednesday, 18 Sept 2019
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Wednesday, 6 May 2020