International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) links professional social workers around the globe, representing social worker organisations in 78 countries with more than 460,000 members. IFSW promotes social work as a profession through international cooperation, supports national associations, facilitates contacts between social workers globally and establishes relations with the United Nations and other international organisations. IFSW is particularly active in the areas of human rights and social work ethics.
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
IASSW is the association for social work educators at tertiary level worldwide. Its membership consists primarily of schools of social work of which there are over 2500 globally and individual educators which are distributed across 80 countries. IASSW supports the development of high quality social work education and training, curriculum development, exchanges of academic staff and students, and research projects. It also represents the interests of social work educators at the United Nations and works collaboratively with other international organisations and agencies in related fields to promote social justice, human rights, sustainable development and human well-being.
IASSW Mission is:
1. To develop and promote world wide excellence in social work education, research and scholarship in order to enhance human well being.
2. To create and maintain a dynamic community of social work educators and their programs.
3. To support and facilitate participation in mutual exchanges of information and expertise.
4. To represent social work education at the international level.
Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
The AASW is the professional association for social workers in Australia. Its membership consists of approximately 6,130 members. The association seeks to promote the profession of social work and provide an organisation through which social workers can develop a professional identity. The AASW aims to establish, monitor and improve practice standards and contributes to the development of social work knowledge and research. The association also advocates on behalf of clients and actively supports social structures and policies that help to promote social justice.
Australian Association for Social Work & Welfare Education (AASWWE)
Adelaide, South Australia
c/- ICMS Pty Ltd, 84 Queensbridge Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9682 0244 , Facsimile: +61 3 9682 0288