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Code of Ethics

The AASW's Code of Ethics 2010 (the Code) is the core document which informs and guides the ethical practice of social workers. The Code expresses the values and responsibilities which are integral to and characterise the social work profession. It is intended to assist all social workers , collectively and individually, to act in ethically accountable ways in the pursuit of the profession's aims.

Download the AASW Code of Ethics 2010.

Ordering hard copies of the Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is available for purchase in hard copy form, To order copies of the Code of Ethics booklet, please print and complete the product order form and email to

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers