Members of the Australian Production Design Guild are governed by the APDG constitution, which denotes the following standards of conduct.
APDG Members are expected to:
- Uphold and dignify the status of professional production design and refine their skills in order to provide the best possible service to their employers, clients and employees.
- Deal with all users of production design with honesty, integrity and fairness.
- Refuse to participate in any practice that violates federal, state or local laws in Australia and to aspire to best possible professional practice both in Australia and overseas.
- Communicate in clear language all the terms and conditions of commissions and contracts.
APDG Members are encouraged to:
- Share, where possible, knowledge and skills so as to continually improve standards in the profession.
- Promote the retention of copyright by the designer in original artworks and/or a fair stake in the profits made by the use of original designs and to strive towards a better understanding of the Copyright Act.
APDG members in disagreement with other members in matters related to the aims or standards of the APDG are expected to communicate in writing, concisely and without malice or anger, to the APDG board of directors who may act as independent arbitrators.
APDG members in disagreement with other members regarding matters outside the aims or standards of the APDG are expected to seek advice from independent arbitrators.