Full Competence Assessment

Full Competence Assessment is for any social worker who has not:

  • previously completed an ANZASW competence assessment; or
  • provisionally registered with graduate competence; or
  • provisionally registered with overseas practice competence (click here to check the overseas competence requirements)

Social Workers in this category will need to download and submit the following documents: (Please note that the templates are Word Documents that you download and type into)

Competence Assessment Application Forms

Self-reflection Template

Practice Study Template

If you are submitting a Competence Assessment to move from Provisional Registration to Full Registration, you will only need to submit your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log.

Continuing Professional Development Log 1819

We recommend submitting your competence assessment application and full payment at least four weeks prior to your current competence expiry date.  From 1 April 2018 we will not be processing any applications until they are paid for in full. You can email your competence assessment application in a PDF format to comp@swrb.govt.nz

All competence assessment applications are sent to our assessor on a Friday.  If your competence assessment application and payment is received after 5pm on a Thursday, it will not be processed until the following week.