Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards
Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) 2012
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 is currently reviewing the ASWEAS and anticipates completion of this review and a new version of the standards in early 2017. Until , such time the 2012 ASWEAS and associated guidelines apply to entry level social work education in Australia.
Guidelines 1.1 to 1.6 of the standards provide information for universities about implementing the ASWEAS 2012 in their BSW and MSW courses.
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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.