History of CAWA
Australian Childcare Alliance Western Australia (ACA WA), formally The Child Care Association of WA (CAWA), was formed in 1972 and was responsible for lobbying the Federal Government to provide funds training for Child Care workers. The first training that was initiated was the Child Care Certificate (CCC) which was followed by the entry level training the Introduction to Child Care. The Association has subsequently been involved in quality issues, training, the development of programmes, updating regulations and Industrial Relations. Western Australia was the first state to have legislated Child Care Regulations and an Industrial Award for child care workers developed by the private child care industry. The emphasis has always been on developing quality services and keeping members up to date with Industry knowledge and assistance.

In 2014 Childcare Association of WA Inc changed their name with the other State Associations to come under our National Body the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA). We are very proud to now be known as Australian Childcare Alliance Western Australia (ACA WA).