Community Workers Register

The register of community workers is a new initiative of the Australian Community Workers Association and has been developed in response to member feedback. The register provides practitioners with the opportunity to highlight their qualifications, professional practicing level and clearance checks. They can also upload a photograph of themselves and provide a link to their LinkedIn profile.

In line with other professions such as social workers, medical practitioners, nurses, engineers, occupational therapists, dentist and personal trainers, the register is first and foremost concerned with public safety and quality care. It is a tool for practitioners, employers, carers and consumers to ensure that those working and offering services in the sector are who they say they are and have a genuine qualification.

Read our infosheet to learn more about the registration of community workers in Australia and how the register was developed.

Information for full and provisional members
If you are already a full or provisional member of ACWA the process is easy and free. We have already assessed your qualifications and work experience so all you need do is log in to the Members’ only area and fill out your listing details.

Information for community workers with Diploma or higher relevant qualifications
If you are eligible for membership, that is you have a minimum of a relevant diploma level or higher qualification, but have not yet applied for membership you will need to apply for assessment before you can register. See eligibility criteria for details.

Information for community workers with Certificate level qualifications
If you are a community worker with a certificate level qualification read through our easy three-step guide. Registration will help you in your employment prospects and being connected with ACWA will help you develop your long-term career path.