We are pleased to announce the 2014 ACWA national conference and exhibition is on its way. The Australian Community Workers Conference will bring together a faculty of prominent industry experts, providing timely and in-depth insights for community work practitioners and their organisations into the fields of organisational, community and professional development.
Reflecting the theme 'Many occupations, one profession' the event will not only enhance the knowledge and skills-base of community workers, but will also bring together the whole sector for knowledge-exchange and network building.
This major event will be held September 10 & 11 2014
at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.
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