If you are a qualified community worker or a community services student, you can join ACWA.
Your connection with us can bring many benefits both in terms of professional growth and career progression. You will become a valued member of a well-respected community of professionals, each of whom has committed to ethical practice and life-long development.
We have categories of membership to cover the different stages of a community worker’s career. Our members are either studying or hold a relevant diploma (or higher) qualification. The category for which you will be eligible is determined by your qualification and work history, as well as your country of residency/citizenship.
Regardless, you must agree to abide by ACWA’s Code of ethics. We take standards of behaviour very seriously and expect members to meet professional requirements. This is fundamental as community work is often with the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society.
Registered members must undertake 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year.
All registered members are given a profile on the public register.