Event Reflection – OPEN Forum: Evidence and learnings on remote delivery the first time around

September 22, 2020

  Earlier this month, OPEN hosted this forum where speakers from different organisations shared insights on emerging evidence and lessons to understand remote service delivery. They discussed what is working, continuing challenges, and what is needed going forward. This forum was a follow-up to the OPEN forum in June on telehealth where the presenters talked about…

Increasing fees for social work students would negatively impact workforce capacity and outcomes for children and families

August 3, 2020

Proposed Australian Government changes are threatening to increase the cost of studying social work. This runs contrary to strong evidence of the need for more qualified social workers. The Job-Ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package 2020, which reportedly aims to attract students to qualifications in fields with good employment outcomes, is likely to more than double the cost…