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Fee structure

2018-2019

With more than 11,500 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.

Member categories and fees

2018/19

Full

$697

Reduced - Income below a threshold of $49,036.00 pa

$463

Graduate - 2 years post graduation with your first qualifying Social Work degree

$188

Retired - Fully retired from paid employment

$250

Student (qualifying) - Students enrolled in an AASW accredited BSW or MSW.

$51

Student (already eligible) - Fully qualified social worker undertaking full time Masters or Doctoral social work studies

$51

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
*In addition to AASW membership fees

$208

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker application
Application fee and first year accreditation
*In addition to AASW membership fees

$678

Accredited Family Violence Social Worker
*In addition to AASW membership fees

$150 (Non-AMHSW)

$100 (AMHSW)

Accredited Family Violence Social Worker application
Application fee and first year accreditation
*In addition to AASW membership fees

$500 (Non-AMHSW)

$450 (AMHSW)

Australian College of Social Work
*In addition to AASW membership fees

$167

Note:

  • Membership year - 1 July to 30 June
  • Fees are GST inclusive
  • You may be able to claim a tax deduction as a professional association expense if you are working.
  • Pay in full by credit card, cheque/money order and bpay, or monthly by direct debit.

Membership Categories

Click on the member category for more information.

Full Fee

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.

Reduced Fee

The AASW provides a reduced fee to members with a combined taxable income (your income only) below a low income threshold ($49,036.00 pa). Members are able to access all services and benefits.

This fee is available to members upon application (and with the required documentation) who:

1. 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

2. have a combined taxable income, (i.e. total personal income from all sources) that is below the AASW low income threshold of $49,036.00 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.

New Graduate

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.

Retired

Fully retired from paid employment.

Student

Student (qualifying)
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

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.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers