News and events

Find out what is happening in the world of social work and human services field education:

  • The AASW regularly host a range of events, seminars and symposiums for practitioners, students and graduates. To check out latest events for the Social Work Profession see the AASW Events page or click here AASW PD events
  • QCOSS State Conference QCOSS 2018 Conference  Brisbane  Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:30pm "Movement for change - play your part"
  • The Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) have available important Labour Market data from the ABS that shows that Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest workforce. It is the biggest economic driver of job growth and represents 13.5 per cent of Australian workers. This is slightly higher in Queensland, where it represents 14.7 per cent of the workforce. For more information about jobs growth in our industry, check out the CSIA website.
  • Interested in Basic Income Policy Debates? Basic Income research, advocacy and commentary is making a policy impact!! See Richard Di Natale's  Media release
  • National Child Protection Week September 2 -8th 2018.
  • ACWA (Australian Community Workers Association) offer a range of PD for practitioners. For the full list of quality training for community workers, including those scheduled for a later date, click here.
  • ANZSWWER an independent commentator on social work and welfare education, encourages membership from social work and welfare educators, field supervisors, practitioners and students in Australia and New Zealand. Together we work towards sustainable, quality and world class social work and welfare education through networking, national and international relationships, our journal, annual symposium and the recognition of achievements in the field.
  • ANZSWWER symposium 2018 promises to be a highlight for anyone interested in Social Work and Welfare Education. The Symposium theme is Disruptive Social Work and will be held at Flinders University SA 20 -21 September 2018
  • The AASW Social Work Supervision Standards 2014 have been published (PDF file, 682KB)
  • Webinar: Benefits and challenges of using e-mental health services in work with young people (PDF file, 90KB). May 19, 2014.
  • The Deadly Cards Linked to another web site is an innovative way to generate discussion on culture in your supervision sessions with students and staff
  • Unlocking Citizen Led Change (PDF file, 819KB)
  • Now is a great time to join the AASW to find out more about how they can resource you as a supervisor. Please visit the AASW website Linked to another web site for more information.