Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has adopted a Code of Ethics that affirms the professional and ethical standards expected of its members.
The Code of Ethics requires that all members of CCA act with integrity in all dealings with past, present and future students, clients, employers, community members, industry, government, funding bodies, regulatory bodies, other organisations, employees or workers (including contractors and volunteers) and with CCA. As a condition of admission and continuing membership of CCA, all members must agree to abide by the Code.
The objectives of the Code are to:
- Define standards of conduct expected of members of CCA in their dealings with one another and with CCA, in accordance with the CCA Constitution and By-laws;
- Provide students, clients, funding organisations, regulators and others with a clear statement of the standards which they can expect member organisations to adopt in their dealings with them;
- Reflect code of conduct requirements of Commonwealth and State Government and independent agencies for accrediting and registering organisations, qualifications and courses under legislation which fund, subsidise training for and/or regulate the provision of educational and training services for local and overseas students; and
- Promote confidence and community trust in the services provided by members of CCA.
The CCA Code of Ethics became effective on 20 February 2017. It can be viewed here.