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Policies and guidelines

ACWA accreditation is available for diploma and higher education courses in the areas of community services, aged care, mental health, disability, youth work, HACC and other relevant streams. Accreditation is valid as long as the annual course registration requirements are met.

If you are considering accreditation there is some helpful information below. If you would like to gain accreditation, however,  but do not believe your course meets the assessment criteria, our assessment team is happy to work with you to achieve your goal.

Policies and guidelines

Course accreditation requirements for Diploma and higher education courses

Fieldwork placement requirements for Diploma and higher education courses

Course and campus audit policy

Packaged qualifications requirements

Terms and conditions

Australian community workers' Code of ethics


ACWA will process your application within 6 weeks providing: the application form is correctly filled in; all the required documents are provided with the application; and the appropriate fee is paid.

You will be contacted if we need more information or documentation. Where accredited course status is granted you will be issued with accreditation documents and the ACWA logo which you may use in your marketing materials. Your course and campus details will be listed on our accredited course finder.