Code of Conduct


This is a growing document and members are encouraged to refresh themselves with this periodically

  1. Personal and Professional Behaviour
    • Members are to perform any duties associated with their position in a conscientious, competent and honest manner, consistent with the values of the Association.
    • Members are to treat all others with respect and courtesy, having regard for their dignity and rights.
    • Members act fairly and equitably, respecting diversity in the environment which they work in.
    • Members prevent and respond to unlawful discrimination against other Members, volunteers, clients and stakeholders.
    • Members do not engage in bullying, violence, harassment or any other forms of victimisation.
    • Members dress and act in public in a professional manner that does not reflect adversely on the Association or other Members.
    • Member’s use of social media does not compromise the Association’s reputation and does not imply, promote or include derogatory, shaming or other personal attacks towards or about Members, the governing body, volunteers, client or other stakeholders.
    • Members should not encourage other people to join the association simply to obtain medals and or awards.


  1. Accountability
    • Members maintain the confidentiality of all Association and personal information obtained during membership and other formal engagement with the Association, and utilise such information for the purposes of carrying out duties, and not for financial or another benefit, or to take advantage of another person or Association.
    • Members maintain Association and personal records in accordance with legislative and Association policy requirements.
    • Members use equipment, facilities, and funds for the primary purpose of undertaking Association duties.
    • Members should seek to develop new skills through training and workshops presented by the association.
    • Members ensure all decisions made in the course of their duties are transparent and align with Association policy and procedures.
    • Members understand and comply with Association policies and procedures.
    • Members are responsible for seeking clarification where needed regarding any part of their membership, including details of this Code of Conduct.
    • Members take responsibility for reporting conduct by other Members, governing body members or volunteers which contravenes any law, Association policy and procedures, or this Code of Conduct.


  1. Conflicts of interest
    • Members declare and manage any potential, actual or apparent conflicts of interests.
    • Members do not accept gifts, benefits or favours that may influence or be reasonably seen to influence decision making.
    • Members prevent and respond to nepotism and patronage.
    • Members manage conflicts of interest in accordance with Association conflict of interest policies and procedures.


  1. Safe Environment
    • Members are to perform their duties in a safe and competent manner in accordance with Association workplace health and safety policies and procedures, and relevant workplace health and safety legislation.
    • Members must take care to not put themselves or others at risk or reduce their ability to carry out their duties through unsafe practices, inappropriate behaviours or the misuse of alcohol or drugs.
    • Members take action in preventing, identifying and responding to workplace health and safety risks.


  1. Other Associations
    • Members may hold memberships in other associations and or organisations and are encouraged to do for relationships and networking opportunities between associations.
    • Members should be mindful not to promote other associations or organisations while at a WAMC sponsored or run event.
    • Members should not wear excessive medals or awards from other associations while at a WAMC sponsored or run event.
    • Members should encourage inter-association cooperation and mutual respect.
    • Members should not disrespect, degrade or defame any other association for the benefit of WAMC, themselves or other members.