ACW Community worker Skill assessment 411711

Community Worker ANZSCO 411711 Definition

A community worker anzsco code 411711 facilitates development initiatives and collective solutions within a community to solve issues and problems and fulfill needs relevant to recreational, health, housing, employment, and other welfare matters.

Common titles for Community Worker ANZSCO CODE 411711

A community worker may have the following titles, but it is very important that the duties and experience are relevant to the duties defined for the community worker under the ANZSCO code.

Intake and Assessments Officer

Juvenile Justice Officer

Case Worker

Multicultural Support Worker

Parole Officer

Community Corrections Worker

Community Development Officer

Outreach Worker


Criterion 1: Relevant Qualification for Community Worker Skill assessment

For the skill assessment of Parole Officer, the relevant qualification should be at least AQF Level 5.

ACWA Community Worker 411711 qualifications for the skill assessment can be one of the following:

  1. An ACWA accredited qualification which should be a diploma or higher course.
  2. A recognised relevant qualification which is a professionally accredited course recognised by ACWA at least AQF level 7 or higher and should also meet the following criterion.
  • Should be a bachelor’s degree or higher (equivalent AQF Level 7).
  • Should focus on human services and community.
  • The course is professionally accredited in the home country and is equivalent to the standards of the Australian Community Workers Association – ACWA.
  1. A relevant Diploma or higher Qualification related to community services that prepare students to perform community work in Australia and focuses on providing community and human services and will normally include the following:
  • Sociology; social, political, economic structures and function.
  • Social policy, human development, and function including psychological, physical, and social aspects.
  • General and specialized welfare services and systems.
  • Work with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Communication, basic counselling, and interpersonal skills.
  • Additional subjects which could include child development, social justice, child protection, mental health, case management, group theory, drug and alcohol issues, crisis intervention, psychology, youth work, working with children and families, community development, juvenile justice, family violence.

Australian Community Workers Association – ACWA does not recognize a qualification where RPL (recognition of prior learning) is more than 40% to achieve the qualification. Australian Community Workers Association also does not recognise very short qualifications which are insufficient to gain the relevant knowledge and skills.

Criterion 2 – English Requirement for Community Worker Skill Assessment

The English requirements for community worker 411711 skill assessment can be met in the following ways:

  1. English Language Tests requirements for Community worker skill assessment: Applicants for skill assessment as community workers need to achieve the following scores in the English language tests. ACWA accepts results within 3 years of the application and for IELTS, an applicant can submit multiple scores from multiple tests within a 12-month period.

IELTS Requirement for Parole Officer Skill Assessment:  7 Bands each. It can be academic or general.

PTE Academic requirement for skill assessment as a Multicultural Support Worker: 65 each

Advanced CAE 185 each for Parole Officer skill assessment.

TOEFL IBT PTE requirement for skill assessment as a community worker: 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking, 24 in reading, and 27 in Writing.

  1. Study in English from an English-speaking country:

The following study must be completed in English from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America, Ireland, or New Zealand.

A bachelor’s or higher degree or all secondary education and Diploma must have been completed from the above-mentioned 6 countries.

  1. Two Years of full-time (30 hours a week) relevant employment experience or part-time equivalent at the required skill level (post-qualification paid work) from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America as a Multicultural Support Worker.
  2. A suitable Juvenile Justice Officer skill assessment that expired within the last 6 months. In this case, the original English test results can be submitted.

Criterion 3 – Employment and Currency


The applicant for the skill assessment for Juvenile Justice Officer satisfies the employment criteria in the following ways:

  1. ACWA accredited qualification or recognised relevant qualification: Applicants with an ACWA accredited diploma or recognized equivalent qualification are deemed to have required industry experience through field placements.
  2. Relevant Diploma or Higher: Applicants must have 1 year of paid post-qualification experience of 30 hours a week at the required skill level within the last 4 years.


Juvenile Justice Officer skill assessment applicants must demonstrate their knowledge and skills in one of the following 3 ways:

  1. If the qualification is less than 4 years old.
  1. At least 3 months full-time (or part-time equivalent) employment in a relevant current role at the required skill level as a Community Corrections Officer.
  2. Minimum 6 months of relevant employment at the required skill level within the last 18 months as a Community Corrections Officer.

SOURCE: Australian Community works association 

Frequently Asked Questions Community Worker ANZSCO 411711 skill assessment

How to apply for Community Worker skill assessment?

An applicant can use the ACWA skills assessment portal to apply for Community Corrections Officer skill assessment.

Important things to remember for ACWA Skill assessment online form?

While completing the ACWA online form, all capital letters should not be used. For General Skilled Migration Program, new skills assessment should be made by using the tab Submit new skills assessment.

Under the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement, the new skilled assessment should be submitted by clicking on the tab, “Submit a new skills assessment – Aged or Disabled Carer’.

What is the Community Worker ANZSCO 411711 Skill Assessment fee?

The fee for skill assessment as a Community Development Officer is $965 (AUD).

What is the Community Worker ANZSCO 411711 Skill Assessment processing time?

The skill assessment processing time for Community Development Officer occupation is approximately 16 weeks.

Can I get Fast-tracking facility on my ACWS Community Worker Skill Assessment?

Fast- Tracking is currently suspended by the Australian community workers association until further notice for Community Development Officer skill assessment.

Which skilled occupation list is Community Worker ANZSCO Code 411711 in?

The occupation of Community Worker Anzsco 411711 is in STSOL (Short-term Skilled Occupation List) and ROL (Regional Occupation List) for subclass 187 and subclass 494 visas.

Community Worker ANZSCO 411711 is eligible for which visas?

The occupation of community worker is eligible for the following visas:

  • Subclass 190 Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa
  • Subclass 482 TSS: Short Term
  • DAMA Labour Agreement
  • Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) TRT and DE
  • Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • Subclass 407 Training Visa

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