With more than 12,500 members, the AASW is the peak association for Australian social workers.
With a range of membership categories available, AASW membership provide access to invaluable support and resources throughout your career.
The fees for AASW credentials can be found below:
Applicants holding either an AASW accredited social work qualification from an Australian tertiary institution or, a social work qualification from overseas that has been assessed and the applicant has been determined to be eligible for AASW membership.
The AASW provides a reduced fee to members with a combined taxable income (your income only) below a low income threshold ($51,168.00 pa). Members are able to access all services and benefits.
This fee is available to members upon application (and with the required documentation) who:
- hold either an AASW accredited social work qualification from an Australian tertiary institution, or social work qualification from overseas that has been assessed and the applicant has been determined to be eligible for AASW membership, and
- have a combined taxable income, (i.e. total personal income from all sources) that is below the AASW low income threshold of $51,168.00 pa.
Members whose financial income changes during the year and increases beyond the low income threshold are required to advise the Membership Team who will invoice them for the balance of full fee for the year.
The New Graduate category is for members renewing or joining within 2 years of graduating with their first qualifying Social Work degree. This discounted fee recognises new graduates have many expenses to recover in their first years after graduation and that AASW membership in these years is important. Please provide a certified copy of your transcript OR degree.
Fully retired from paid employment.
Students enrolled in an AASW accredited BSW or MSW (qualifying).
Student (already eligible)
Students eligible for AASW membership and undertaking full time Masters or Doctoral social work studies.
Internationally qualified social workers who receive a successful Membership Eligibility Assessment are eligible for complimentary AASW membership for the remainder of that membership year (1 July - 30 June) in which their assessment was undertaken.
Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSW)
The AASW is the accrediting body on behalf of Medicare Australia and the Australian Government for assessment of Accredited Mental Health Social Workers. Successful applicants are able to apply to Medicare Australia for a Medicare Provider Number and access referrals under a number of Government funded programs.