Mandatory Code of Professional Conduct
This is a guide of seven principles for Australian College of Care Worker members to examine when they encounter an ethical problem. The Code of Professional Conduct sets minimum national and ethical standards that protect the health of the public and creates trust and confidence in the services provided by members of the Australian College of Care Workers.
The Australian College of Care Workers represents the values, knowledge and skills that society expects of care workers to build trust and confidence. A Code of Conduct is essential for setting and maintaining the expected standards of ethical behaviour for Care Workers working within the care profession.
The Australian College of Care Workers Members must abide by the Code of Conduct when caring for persons in aged care, mental health, disability, community and other health and care-related services by being accountable for their ethical practice. Australian College of Care Workers Members are subject to this Code of Practice shall abide by the ACCW Constitution, By-laws, Rules of Registration and Association and all relevant State and Commonwealth laws.
The Seven Principles
1. The enrichment of the quality of life of persons in care;
2. Honesty and dignity;
3. Professionalism and professional development
4. Compassion and empathy;
5. Responsibility and accountability
6. Health and wellbeing
7. Communication of information and privacy
Version 1 – August 2019