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To apply for accreditation, please complete the form via the link below.


Document checklist

If you have a large number of documents or large files we encourage you to compress them in a zip folder.


  • A staff matrix for each staff member, including course coordinator, fieldwork placement coordinator and teaching and fieldwork placement staff. You can use your own matrix or our template however, it should include:
  1. Unit/subject allocations
  2. Qualifications held (including date of qualification completion, course name and names of institution)
  3. Direct practice industry experience (including workplace, start and end dates, duties performed, employment status (e.g. full-time, part-time or sessional – hours per week)
  • Details of proposed delivery plan for the whole course. This single table should include:
  1. Units/subjects offered (including electives) and nominal hours for each unit/subject
  2. Unit/subject (including fieldwork placements) sequencing for whole course
  3. Field placement hours and scheduling
  4. Details of units/subjects delivered online/distance education
  5. Packaging details (Cert III/IV, Diploma)
  • Copies of training and assessment plans for two core units. Core units relate to ACWA core content (e.g. counselling, case work, community development, group work etc.)
  • Fieldwork placement guidelines/manual. The manual is a key resource for your students and fieldwork placement agencies, ensuring they have the appropriate knowledge and information to assist them through the entire placement. At a minimum, ACWA requires that the fieldwork placement manual includes:
  1. Fieldwork placement overview
  2. Fieldwork placement requirements (total hours, number of days per week, number of placements, nature of tasks and responsibilities to be undertaken).
  3. Expectations of students, fieldwork placement coordinators/supervisors and host agency supervisors
  4. Examples of course-specific tasks that the student should be involved in
  5. Liaison visits and supervision details
  6. Grievances and seeking help
  • Assessment details
  • Copies of fieldwork placement agreements with at least three community service agencies (If changed from previous application). Please delete student names.
  • Library resources
  • Staff CPD policy
  • RPL policy
  • If you have international students, English language entry requirement policy