When I applied for my 475 visa I got assessed on ASCO Code 2512-13: Community Worker. I have now gained the opportunity for a job, But they would like me to become a member of the : AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF WELFARE & COMMUNITY WORKERS INC (AIWCW).
Fair enough fine by me. Then I found out what is required to meet the guidlines in becoming a member. What a load of work for you to do. Below is some of the requirements I need to do just to become a registered member. I was wondering if anyone has completed this and could give me some pointers on how to go about this.
1. HAVE COMPLETED AN OTHER RELEVANT QUALIFICATION (ORQ)
An Other Relevant Qualification will be at least equivalent to an Australian Qualification Framework Diploma which has curriculum relevant to a closely related occupation, such as work with disabled, youth, the aged, nursing, physiotherapy, etc; OR which is equivalent to at least a bachelor degree with a major in psychology or sociology or a similar social science degree. And:
2. PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF AT LEAST THREE YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXERIENCE
Professional Experience can be paid or voluntary, but must be adequately supervised by a professional and average at least 30 hours per week, and undertaken within the last 10 years. The experience may be in an Other Relevant Occupation, such as psychologist, nurse, community worker, social policy analyst or planner, or residential care worker, (e.g.). And:
3. SATISFY AIWCW CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
In order to satisfy the Core Competency Requirements, applicants must provide sufficient evidence that they have attained all 33 of the Essential Elements of Core Competency, and have attained two out of the six Elements labelled “Desirable” This is a nightmare!!!!
What the blooody hell does the next section mean???
Applicants should use the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) process, the guidelines for which are included in PART
3. Details of the other 2 requirements above (ORQ and 3 years experience) may be included within the RPL & RCC process, but if so they must be clearly acknowledged as such. A pro forma guideline for the setting out of evidence is provided in PART 4 of this document.