SAE-A Code of Ethics

PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY

A member shall at all times act with integrity in order to protect their reputation and that of the Society of Automotive Engineers - Australasia (SAE-A).  The member’s responsibility to the Society and the practice of Automotive Engineering must come before all sectional and private interests.     

Members should act honestly and in good faith.

FAIR, HONEST AND ETHICAL PRACTICE

When called upon to give expert advice or evidence or otherwise speak on a matter of fact in respect of the profession, all members shall speak the truth, not withstanding its effect on sectional interests, or the member’s employer or client or the member’s own interests.    Members shall only act in areas of their training and competence, and exercise care and diligence in the execution of their tasks. 

DUE CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN TO ALL PARTIES

Members shall apply their knowledge, training and skills in the interest of their employer or any client for whom they act without compromising their responsibilities to the overall profession or other content of this code.     The relationship between the member and his/her employer or client shall be one of complete confidentiality and he/she shall not discuss with any third party the content of instructions given without the knowledge and consent of his/her client or employer. 

SPECIALISED EXPERTISE

A member shall ensure in carrying out assignments that he/she has the technical knowledge, experience, and expertise necessary to do so in a professional and appropriate manner.  Should additional specialised expertise be required, beyond the member’s capabilities, the member should advise their employer or client and further or supplementary advice or expertise can be obtained.

RELATIONSHIPS

A member shall neither maliciously, nor in a careless manner, do anything likely to injure, directly or indirectly, the reputation of another member or the SAE-A.  A member shall not act in an anti-competitive manner offer nor receive directly or indirectly commissions, fees, discounts, inducements, rewards or gifts which would in any way tend to influence him/her to show favour or disfavour to any person in relation to his/her assigned tasks.    A member’s direct fees/charges or salary shall be his/her only remuneration in connection with his/her professional work.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Members shall continue to develop their relevant knowledge and expertise throughout their career and ensure they are informed of latest trends and practices, undertaking additional training or attendance at courses as may be appropriate.  

COMPLIANCE WITH CODE AND COMPLAINTS HANDLING

At all times members shall conduct themselves in such a manner so as to comply with the Constitution of the SAE-A, and this Code of Ethics.

The member agrees that any alleged breaches of this Code of Ethics shall be investigated by the SAE-A Board Complaints Committee in accordance with the Complaints Policy.


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