One obligation of gaining NAATI accreditation is that practitioners will adhere to the professional Code of Ethics; for Auslan/English interpreters, this is the ASLIA Code of Ethics. A summary of the core values in the ASLIA Code of Ethics is presented below.
VALUES UNDERLYING THE ASLIA CODE OF ETHICS & GUIDELINES FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
1. Professional accountability: Accepting responsibility for professional decisions and actions.
2. Professional competence: Committing to provide quality professional service throughout one's practice.
3. Non-discrimination: Approaching professional service with respect and cultural sensitivity.
4. Integrity in professional relationships: Dealing honestly and fairly with participants and colleagues.5. Integrity in business practices: Dealing honestly and ethically in all business practices.
Practitioners are to understand that each of these core values and accompanying sections are to be considered when making ethical and professional decisions in their identity and capacity as an interpreter. These values are of equal weight and importance.
For more detailed information about each of these values and guidelines for applying them to practise, please refer to the attached document - ASLIA Code of Ethics