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
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