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Practice Standards

Practice Standards 2013

The new AASW Practice Standards 2013 were launched in June 2013 following a substantial review.

The Standards outline the practice expectations of all social workers. They are designed to guide social workers to ensure they fulfil their professional practice responsibilities.

The Practice Standards 2013 sit alongside the Code of Ethics 2010 (the Code) as an additional practice guide for members, employers and others.

The Ethics Consultation Service has been renamed the Ethics and Practice Standards Consultation Service and for the first time will expand to include consultation around the implementation and interpretation of the Practice Standards 2013 to guide practice, as the Code is currently used to guide ethical decision making and ethical practice.

Click here to download the Practice Standards 2013

The review process

For further information about the review process including consultation phases, incorporation of feedback and development of the new Practice Standards framework please click here.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers