Who We Are
Strategic Plan 2011-2015
Strategic Goal 1
Sustainable development of the Social Work profession
Achieve a sustainable membership base, representative of the scope and demographics of the profession, to adequately represent the profession and the mission of the AASW.
1.1 Achieve an AASW membership of 10,000 Social Workers
1.2 Growing a sustainable financial base and ensuring responsible management of member resources to achieve the mission of the AASW
1.3 Developing an infrastructure to manage ongoing operations and activities of the AASW
1.4 Recognising and supporting Branches as AASW business entities, the purpose of which is to enable the delivery of services to members and non-members.
Stategic Goal 2
Responsible and responsive governance of the AASW
2.1 Operating effective accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting systems that enable budget holders to maximise financially efficient services delivery
2.2 Building appropriate staff and asset resources, and risk management policies that enable sustainable delivery of strategic priorities
2.3 Undertaking regular periodic reviews of annual budgets and plans that deliver the strategic priorities of the AASW Board
2.4 Ensuring that policies and protocol are compliant with legal, fiduciary, privacy and confidentiality obligations of the AASW
2.5 Maintaining our role in establishing, reviewing and accrediting professional Social Work education, ethics, and practice standards.
Stategic Goal 3
Promotion of the profession and the professional identity of Social Workers
3.1 Achieving title protection and pursue national registration of the Social Work profession in Australia
3.2 Creating a significant and considered public voice for the profession through effective submissions, media releases and other forms of advocacy communication on key issues
3.3 Actively including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members in the development of the profession
3.4 Promoting and engaging members in advancing the professional base of their practice.