Australia's first publicly accessible registration system for community workers
After twelve months of consultation and testing of software ACWA is proud to have officially launched Australia’s first publicly accessible register for community workers at our AGM on 29 November 2014.
The register is a tool for practitioners and the public to ensure that those working in the sector are who they say they are and have a genuine qualification. This type of third party verification is common among professions that provide essential services to the community, for example, social workers, doctors, nurses and engineers.
Just prior to launching the register ACWA’s outgoing President Wendy Raine said ‘The new community workers’ register is a win for all. Read more.
Help us review the Code of ethics for Australia's 500,000 community workers
The time has come for ACWA's periodic review of the code of ethics, the document which sets the foundation for exemplary community work practice and is the benchmark for all practitioners and registered members alike.
To facilitate the review ACWA's policy team has produced a draft code of ethics which is intended to replace the existing code of ethics and, once finalised, will be released with accompanying information sheets on some of the principles, concepts and potential dilemmas contained within the document.
Responses are welcome from practitioners and organisations with workers who adhere to the code. Learn more.