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Opportunities to Get Involved with the Victorian Branch

Join a Committee, Sub-Committee or Working Group

We are currently seeking Expression of Interests to volunteer on our Victorian Branch Sub- committees.

The Victorian Branch sub committees provide a means to assist the Branch Management Committee (BMC) in the development and execution of key governance responsibilities. The sub-committees’ purpose and functions support and align with key AASW documents including National and Branch Strategic Plans, the Code of Ethics, Practice Standards, the Reconciliation Action Plan, The Constitution and the By-Laws. The sub-committees are supported by, and work with, the Branch Manager in meeting its purpose and functions.

Take a look at our current Branch Management Committee here

If you've ever considered getting involved, we'd love to hear from you!

Various positions are available on the following Sub-committees:

1) Reconciliation Action Plan Sub-committee

2) Social Policy Sub-committee

3) Professional Identity and Events Sub-committee

4) Practice Groups Sub-committee

Your EOI can comprise of, but is not limited to:

  • Employment/workplace, current role, past roles
  • Experience
  • Specific Interest areas in Social Work
  • Strengths/contributions you can bring to the committee/branch

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Branch Management Sub-committees!

If you would like to talk further about these opportunities please feel welcome to contact Ravi at the Victorian Branch via email or phone on 9320 1012.


Submit an Expression of Interest to Deliver a Webinar or Workshop

The Victorian Branch hosts a program of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities throughout the year with a view to supporting our members and colleagues to develop and enhance their professional social work skills, knowledge and expertise.

Expressions of Interest are invited from social work professionals, trainers, facilitators and educators to provide a range of seminars and workshops for the Victorian Branch for the financial year 2020-21.

Currently, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all CPD offerings are online generally one hour webinar but we are happy to explore the possibility of Half Day (3 hour online workshops) and Full Day (6 hour online workshops) or potentially a series of webinars or workshops. Depending on the progression of the pandemic and the nature of restrictions, we hope to be able to move towards a combination of online and face-to-face workshops moving into 2021.

View or download the CPD Expression of Interest Form here

Please submit the completed Expression of Interest Form along with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and/or a Presenter Biography and photograph to the Victorian Branch via aaswvic@aasw.asn.au.

The Victorian CPD Sub-Committee meets every six weeks. All Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by the Sub-Committee. We encourage AASW members to become engaged in the delivery of our CPD program though non-members are also very welcome to submit an Expression of Interest.

If you would like more information, please contact Anneka at the Victorian Branch on (03) 9320 1000 or via email on aaswvic@aasw.asn.au.


Attend An Upcoming Event

We host a range of learning and networking opportunities throughout the year including webinars and workshops, practice group meetings and networking opportunities, member consultations and discussions.

We offer a range of opportunities at different price points to accommodate the needs and interests of our members and the wider social work community. We do hold member only events on occasions. We also offer discounts to events for members and students.

Our program is always evolving and new events will be appearing throughout the year. Keep an eye on our website, our Facebook page and in the fortnightly Member News for what is coming up.

All of our events are available to view and register on our website here


Join an Existing Practice Group

The Victorian Branch auspices sixteen Practice Groups.

Each group has a voluntary Convenor who is an AASW member and each group has their own page on our website.

Find out who they are, what they're up to and how you can get involved here

Members and non-members are welcome to participate in these groups but it's important to register your attendance for meetings and events so that we can can send you the most up-to-date information, any zoom details, and we also automatically record any associated CPD hours to your CPD log!

See our Events Calendar to register to attend an upcoming meeting or event


Start a New Practice Group

We welcome applications from AASW members to establish a new Practice Group at any time.

There are minimum requirements that need to be met to establish a group and groups need to complete an application form and develop a Terms of Reference specific to their proposed group.

There are also guidelines for the operation of these groups.

The Victorian Branch Management Committee (BMC) makes decisions regarding applications to establish a new Practice Group, and also provides oversight of the work of the Practice Group.

The Victorian Branch provides ongoing support to Convenors and Practice Groups.

If you are keen to explore the possibility of starting a new group, make contact with Anneka at the Victorian Branch via email or phone on 9320 1000.

View the Guidelines for Establishing a Practice Group here

View or Download the Application Form to Establish a Practice Group here

View or Download the Practice Group Terms of Reference Proforma here



Get Involved in our Social Policy and Advocacy Actions

The Victorian Branch is committed to engaging with critical policy, advocacy and social justice issues that impact Victorian member social workers and their clients.

We invite our members to contribute to the development of submissions and to participate in a range of policy and advocacy actions throughout the year.

Take a look at the Social Policy area of our website here to see what opportunities currently exist to connect with and to take action.

If you'd keen to get involved, don't hesitate to contact Anneka at the Victorian Branch by email or phone on (03) 9320 1000.

Volunteer to Support the Work of the Victorian Branch

Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!

Contact the Victorian Branch

Ravi Bodanam
Victorian Branch Services Coordinator
(Monday to Friday)

T: 03 9320 1000
E: aaswvic@aasw.asn.au
Ravi.bodanam@aasw.asn.au

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

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