You can find information here on SWRB policy statements relating to Registration, Scope of Practice, and recognised New Zealand Social Work programmes.

There are a number of policies which are being updated by the SWRB, including Competence, Continuing Professional Development, Enough Practical Experience, Supervision expectations, and the Scope of Practice.

The new policies will be published once they are available which is expected to be during 2020. Until then, you can find the links to information or the content you need here:


Competence policy

Continuing Professional Development

CPD policy

Registration and Practising

Fit and proper policy

English language policy

Supervision expectations

Programme Recognition

SWRB Programme Recognition Standards December 2019

Research Position Paper

Research Position Paper