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Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics of the AASW, expresses the values and responsibilities that are integral to and characterise the social work profession. It is intended to assist all social workers, collectively and individually, to act in ethically accountable ways, in the pursuit of the profession’s aims.

Download the AASW Code of Ethics 2020

AASW Code of Ethics 2020 Information Webinar

The Code of Ethics Information Webinar took place on Thursday 10 December 2020. This webinar was an opportunity to hear from members of the Code of Ethics Expert Advisory Panel about their review of the Code of Ethics 2020 and participate in a Q&A session. The panel for this webinar included:

  • Brooke Kooymans - Board Director and Chair – National Ethics Committee
  • Dr Richard Hugman - Code of Ethics Expert Advisory Panel
  • Ms Sue Vardon AO - Code of Ethics Expert Advisory Panel
  • Dr Sofie Fabre - AASW - Manager, Professional Standards and Assessments

The Code of Ethics Expert Advisory Panel contributed to the review of the Code of Ethics 2020, which was presented at the 2020 Annual General Meeting and is now accessible here.

A recording of the webinar can be found below:


AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers