AASW Collective Trade Marks

AASW Collective Trade Marks

The AASW continues to campaign for inclusion in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). 

As part of the AASW’s goal to strengthen the regulation of the social work profession in Australia, a legally protected Collective Trade Mark is now available for use by eligible Accredited AASW members.

The Collective Trade Mark helps to improve public safety and protection and offers a new approach to credentialing professional social workers as well as a form of title protection for Accredited Social Workers.

Accredited Social Workers

The trade marked logos can now be displayed by eligible AASW members to indicate they are genuine, professionally trained and accountable; and commit to, and complete, a minimum amount of ongoing,annual professional development.

The Accredited trade mark is the gold standard in professional recognition and communicates to employers, clients and other professionals that the social worker:

  • Has an AASW Accredited degree level qualification (or overseas equivalent) in social work
  • Is a member of the AASW, the professional body for social workers in Australia
  • Has made a commitment to ethical practice and is accountable to the AASW’s complaints process
  • commits to, and has completed the minimum amount of annual, ongoing continuing professional development

The AASW has registered an additional trade mark logo for AASW Social Workers

Social workers displaying the AASW Social Worker logo have a university degree level qualification in social work, are members of the AASW, have committed to, and practice under a strict Code of Ethics and are accountable to a complaints process.