Standards, Codes of Conducts, and Accreditations


MAA International takes compliance, standards, and work-ethics seriously. We aim to maintain the highest levels of standards in everything we do. Our work is also guided by these additional codes of conduct and standards, which we observe and adhere to:


Australian Charities & Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC)

MAA International is a registered charity with the ACNC, which means that MAA International adheres and complies with the ACNC Act 2012. We have also received the ACNC “Registered Charity Tick” which serves as a reassurance to our donors and stakeholders that MAA is transparent and accountable.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

MAA International is accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian Government’s aid program.


The accreditation was a rigorous process that assessed our governance, program management capacity, policies, risk, and partner management.
This recognition, along with our ACFID (Australian Council For International Development) membership and ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) Registered Charity tick means that the Australian Government supports, and has accredited MAA to be a professional, well managed, and capable organisation of delivering quality development outcomes.



Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

MAA International is an active member of ACFID. We are a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct and are committed to adhering to its high standards of corporate governance, public accountability, and financial management.

Complaints relating to alleged breaches of the code can be made to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee via compliance-monitoring.

Workplace Laws

MAA is committed to complying with all workplace laws. To ensure that all those who work with us are treated fairly and with respect, we are compliant with:

  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Work Place Gender Equality Act 2012
  • Privacy Act 1988
  • Fundraising Institute of Australia Principles and Standards of Fundraising Practice
  • Australian Direct Marketing Association Code of Practice
  • MAA International Code of Conduct