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New Graduate Social Work Practice Group

Seeking New Convenors

The New Graduate Social Work Practice Group is looking for a new convenor or co-convenors to enable it to continue it's work to support new social work graduates.

If this might be something you'd be interested in doing, please get in touch with Anneka at the Victorian Branch on or by phone (03) 9320 1000.


The purpose of this group is to provide a platform for new social workers in Victoria to network, support one another and create professional development opportunities by:

  • Engaging with and welcoming new social workers
  • Maintain an active link with universities, employers and the professional association
  • Planning and creating networking opportunities eg: panel events with social workers for various organisations
  • Continued Professional Development activities and links with other human services organisation and professional bodies and establishing strong partnerships
  • Develop, coordinate and run events for graduates
  • Participating in direct action and political activism. This includes attending marches and protests and contributing to open inquiries
  • Implementing peer support
  • Functioning as a peer group in which contemporary professional issues and challenges can be discussed openly and safely
  • Discussing any matters that may be impeding ability to function as a social worker
  • Acting as a voice for the social work graduate cohort
  • Providing feedback to the AASW that will encourage the development of social work in Victoria.


All members and the committee of this group will be all under two years of post qualifying in social work.


Currently this Practice Group is in a hiatus whilst we secure new convenors to host the group. If you'd like to be kept in the loop and alerted when the group restarts, drop Anneka a line via

Past Events

4 October 2019
New Graduate Social Work Network Practice Group 'Meet and Greet'

AASW Graduate Hub

For more information and resources visit

Contact the Victorian Branch

Ravi Bodanam
Victorian Branch Services Coordinator
(Monday to Friday)

T: 03 9320 1000

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers