The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has been representing the voice of NSW non-government community service organisations that deliver services to vulnerable children, young people and their families for more than 50 years. The peak body was founded in 1958 with the objectives of supporting non-government agencies and improving the quality of services to children and young people who need to live away from their families.
Today, ACWA supports a membership base of more than 100 agencies.
ACWA established the Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) as its learning and development arm in 1987. CCWT provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW and with vulnerable children, young people and families in particular.
In 1997, CCWT became a Registered Training Organisation able to deliver vocational qualifications under the Australian Quality Training Framework.
Since its inception CCWT has developed to now being the largest non-government training provider for the community services sector in NSW and is widely recognised as the industry's professional development training provider.
The objective of CCWT is to deliver professional learning that transforms people and communities for a better society.