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Students and New Graduates

An introduction to the AASW SA

Click here to reach a link to an introductory presentation to AASW SA.

International Students Information pages

Below is a link to brief information pages put together by our S2 2015 placement student from Flinders Uni - Thank you Gilbert Liu - International Student information pages. For further updates please contact the dedicated email at

Reduced Fees

See the AASW Membership pages for the reduced New Graduate Membership rate. The New Graduate Reduced Fee is for Members renewing or joining within 2 years of completion of their first qualifying Social Work degree. This recognises that new graduates have many expenses to recover in their first few years after graduation and we believe that your continued membership of AASW in these years is important.

If a student member successfully completes all of the requirements of their degree mid way through the membership year, they may contact the membership team and we will upgrade their student membership at no cost to them, to the new graduate rate for the remainder of that membership year.

Finding a Job

There is good information on the employment outlook for the profession to be found on the government job outlook web pages.

A practical guide for students and graduating practitioners

This Handbook is intended for Social Work students and new graduates of Australia. Provided within this handbook are documents which provide an overview of the student / employment transition process of those who are entering Social Work. The Handbook then progresses readers through the key tasks involved in preparation for professional employment and information on how to manage self-care along the way. In the final chapters this Handbook provides information on accessing the Australian Social Work job market.

Click to access 'A Practical Guide for Students and Graduating Social Workers'

We also offer tips on finding Social Work jobs via web based resources.

Our most recent tool for getting your Social Work career up and running is an Individual Action Plan which we suggest getting together with colleagues or supervisors to develop into an itinerary for your next move.

Keeping up with AASW SA Activities and News

Anyone can follow AASW SA on Facebook if you click here.

We also have regular South Australian Social Worker Newsletters for our Members.


Our Student and New Graduate networking group is coordinated by TBC. This group provides communication and Networking opportunities for Social Work Students.

The Student and New Grads would like to promote the below dates as casual networking dinners. Students and New Grads are urged to attend, while practitioners are also most welcome!

The Networking portion is being managed by committee member Shazia Choudry, her contact email is:

Continuing Professional Development

Students receive discount on all Continuing Professional Development. You can see details of the current Calendar of Events on the SA Branch web site pages.

Contact us

P: 03 9320 1000 or 1800 630 124 (toll free alternative)

Tues-Fri 8.00am-4.00pm
A/Branch Manager:
Kristen Keley

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers