The AASW Practice Standards 2023 was published in May 2023 following a thorough consultation, to reflect current practice. Read it to see how much has changed since 2013.
The updated Practice Standards separate and articulate the profession’s commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, human rights and social justice and encapsulate culture, identity and intersectionality in practice.
The AASW self-regulates the profession. As such, the Practice Standards are part of the suite of documents that regulate the profession, which includes the Code of Ethics 2020 and the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) 2021
The Practice Standards directly aligns with the Code of Ethics 2020. Its purpose isto promote trust and confidence in the profession for the public and serviceusers.
The Practice Standards crystalise the core elements of practice for social workers and for those who use their services, including policy-makers, employers, and other professionals working in related sectors.
Practice Standards webinar recording
On Thursday 8 June 2023, we held a webinar hosted by Dr Fotina Hardy and joined by panelists Dr Anne-Louise McCawley and Dr Bernadette Moorhead to launch the Practice Standards and to explain how they apply to all social workers.
If you are a member and would like to view the recording, you need to log into MyAASW. Viewing the recording counts towards Category 3 of CPD.
membersIf you are not a member and you would like to view the recording, you need to complete your details and you will be emailed a link.