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Membership application checklist

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. If you would like further details before applying, please follow the links below:

1. Eligibility

Please ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements before proceeding with your application.

2. Supporting Documentation Required: Scan and upload OR post it

During the application process you will be asked to provide documentation proving your eligibility for membership. Joining and renewing Student and Reduced Fee members must also provide supporting documentation. Please read these notes for full details on:

  • Documentation required
  • How to get your documentation certified
  • How to submit your documentation

3. AASW Code of Ethics

All members agree to abide by the values, principles and standards of practice set out in the AASW Code of Ethics. If you do not agree to abide by the Code of Ethics we cannot accept your application.

4. Choosing Your Branch

Branches enable members to participate in and benefit from professional communities in their geographical region. During the application process, you will be asked to choose a Branch (there is no additional cost). Please choose a Branch based on where you live. For example, if you reside in Victoria, please join the VIC Branch.

North Queensland and Queensland

There are two Branches in Queensland – the QLD Branch and the North QLD Branch. As a general guide, if you reside south of Rockhampton join the QLD Branch and if you reside north of Rockhampton please join the North QLD Branch. Please refer to our map to see the exact Branch boundary to determine which Branch to choose (see map).

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers