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Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Trade Mark

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Trade Mark

The AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Collective Trade Mark is available for use by Accredited Mental Health Social Workers.

The Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Collective Trade Mark is also a gold standard in professional recognition.

Use of this trade mark is exclusively available and restricted to members of the AASW who have been assessed by the AASW, on behalf of the Australian Government, as meeting the standards to become an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. For further information about becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, click here.

The Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Trade Mark communicates to clients, employers and others that the practitioner using the logo is a professionally trained, and legitimate Social Worker; has met the requirements, as set by the Australian Government, to provide clinical mental health services; and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to being up-to-date with the latest research and professional approaches by undertaking the required amount of annual professional development for Accredited Mental Health Social Workers as per the AASW's CPD policy.

*Please note that from the 1st July 2015, some minor updates to the CPD Policy and requirements will come into effect. Accredited Mental Health Social Workers will have until 30 June 2016 to meet these requirements in order to maintain their accreditation for the next financial year. Click here to access an information sheet about the updates.

The Accredited Mental Health Social Worker displaying the logo commits to uphold and comply with the AASW’s Code of Ethics.

Registered AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Workers are also able to describe their credentials with the phrase Accredited Mental Health Social Worker: Registered by the AASW, in instances where the logo cannot be displayed.

*If you’ve already registered to use the Accredited Social Worker Trade Mark, please follow the below instructions to switch your registration to the Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Trade Mark - it’s easy!
  • Email registration@aasw.asn.au to request de-registration from the Accredited Social Worker Trade Mark. You must undertake this step so that we know to remove you from the Public Register for that trade mark.
  • Immediately cease use of the previous Trade Mark and related products which you had registered to use (this includes deleting all versions of that logos and any products displaying that logo).
  • Register to use the Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) Trade Mark, by following the links on the previous page.
  • You will then receive all your confirmation materials for the Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Trade Mark and we will add you to the Public Register for the Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Trade Mark.

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers