We are writing in support of the Australian Association of Social Workers submission for Social Work to be included in a third stage of professions into the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS).
The Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work (ACHSSW) is a body
representing the Heads of all Social Work Schools across the country and their staff. As such we bring to the table the combined expertise of Social Work academics across the nation. Our body strongly supports the submission of the AASW. We are deeply committed to this agenda for many reasons, including our chief concern that people accessing the services of social workers are protected from harm and assured of a quality service from qualified, trained professionals. We are also deeply committed to social workers receiving the recognition and security that registration provides.
Social workers practice in a range of health services across the private, public and community health settings. It is increasingly being recognised that social workers bring to health care the knowledge and skills to assist people and their families needing health services. To read more please download the PDF below.