After 12 months of consulting members, local and state governments, unions, employers and carers, the Community Workers Register is here. The register is a win for all: practitioners can demonstrate their qualifications and professional level; employers can verify qualifications; and the community can access information about individual service providers. When competition for work is high, and employers and consumers are considering risks in staff recruitment, it makes sense either to be on or to consult the Community Workers Register.
For full members of ACWA, registration is both free and easy: we have already assessed your skills - so just login and fill out your listing details. For non-members the process is almost as painless; you just need to follow our easy three-step guide. Learn more
Wake-up call for Aged and Community Care training providers
We were very pleased to see the recent Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) report Training for aged and community care in Australia. The findings of this report confirm what we at ACWA, as an accrediting agency, have known for some time: that many graduates of aged care certificate courses are not adequately trained to provide quality services to the growing population of vulnerable people within our community. Indeed some graduates are finding it difficult to gain employment once their training is completed and many that do find themselves under skilled and ill prepared for the work. Read more