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The register of community workers is an initiative of the Australian Community Workers Association. In line with other professions such as social workers, medical practitioners, nurses, engineers, occupational therapists, dentists and accountants, the register is first and foremost concerned with public safety and quality service. It is a tool for practitioners and the public to ensure that those working in the sector are who they say they are and have a genuine qualification.

The register provides practitioners with the opportunity to highlight their qualifications, professional practicing level and clearance checks. The register is also public so employers, carers and consumers can access information regarding a practitioner.

Read our infosheet to learn more about the registration of community workers in Australia. Join the register here.

There are three professional practicing levels that may appear on a registered community worker listing. The professional levels are:

PL1 (Full member) - these community workers are full members of ACWA who have a relevant qualification at a diploma level or higher and have appropriate professional experience.

PL2 (Provisional member) - these community workers are provisional members of ACWA who have a relevant qualification at a minimum of a diploma level and are in the process of gaining appropriate professional experience.

PL3 (Registered) – these community workers have a relevant certificate IV qualification