The Community Workers Register is here!
After overwhelming support from our members, local and state governments, employers, educationalists, peak organisations and carers we are ready to launch the new community workers register. If you are a full member of ACWA the process is easy: you have already had your qualifications and experience assessed, it's also free!
For non-members you just need to follow our easy three step guide to becoming registered. Your qualifications will be assessed and there is an opportunity to include your work history and whether you have a current police check or working with children check; all information that will be useful to future employers.
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