Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year Award

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Nomination Form

This award will acknowledge an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Social Worker who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values, achievements and accomplishments through demonstrated practice.  To be eligible, accomplishments must have taken place during the period 01 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Who can be nominated?

Social workers engaged directly with the delivery of services to clients and who identify as, and are recognised by their community as, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Nominees must be a current financial member of the AASW and be of good standing with the AASW.

Who can nominate a nominee?

Self-nomination and Third-Party nominations will be considered.  In the case of Third-Party nominations, we recommend engaging the nominee directly in the process.

Terms and Conditions

Nominations will be made through a “call for nominations” announced by the AASW in August 2023.

Nominations submitted to the AASW Award Committee for consideration must not exceed 2,000 words and be supported by appropriate evidence such as letters of commendation, acknowledgement of achievements through employers or other agencies, newspaper articles or such other relevant evidence.

Nominations must be submitted through the AASW’s designated submission process.

The Award Committee will consider all nominations based on written responses to the criteria outlined below.

The Award Committee reserves the right to decline nominations that do not address the criteria or exceed the specified word limits or are not received by the submission deadline.  The AASW will keep confidential their discussions and deliberations on nominees and will not provide feedback regarding their decisions.  Award winners will be announced at the 2023 AASW Online Health Symposium on 16 November 2023.

The written submission in this category will contribute to 100% of the overall score for consideration of this Award and will determine shortlisted Nominees.

Nomination Form

Please complete the Nomination Form and submit using our online submission process by no later than 5:00pm AEDT Friday 29 September 2023.

Self Nomination:

Third Party Nomination:

If you have any questions regarding the nomination, please contact us via email at ceo@aasw.asn.au

To support the criteria responses and provide supporting evidence, you may upload a maximum of ten single-page files.  Acceptable formats are Word, PDF and JPEG and the maximum size for each file is 1 Mb.


Question 1

Outline the ways in which the Nominee has made a demonstrable difference in each of the following:

Additional Required Information

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Nomination closing date

Nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm AEDT on Friday 29 September 2023

Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.