Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards
Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards 2012 (ASWEAS)
The Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) set out the principles, standards and graduate attributes for social work education in Australia. The standards are used as the criteria for the accreditation of a professional social work course with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
The AASW has recently completed a review of the standards and the new ASWEAS 2012 are now available:
Guidelines 1.1 to 1.6 of the standards provide information for universities about implementing the ASWEAS 2012 in their BSW and MSW courses.
The documents below are for use by Higher Education Providers for accreditation review and annual reporting purposes.
For more information or enquiries about social work education please contact the National Education Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 9320 1002.
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Social work programs accredited under the previous ASWEAS 2008 (updated 2009, 2010, 2012) have until the date of their next review to meet the requirements of this policy if their next review is due after January 2014.