Full Competence Assessment

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

  • previously completed an ANZASW competence assessment or
  • provisionally registered with a graduate competence or
  • provisionally registered with an overseas practice competence certificate (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 also need to submit your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log.

Continuing Professional Development Log 16 17

NZ Police Request and Consent vetting form

We recommend submitting your competence assessment application and full payment at least four – six weeks prior to your current competence expiry date.  You can email your competence assessment application in a PDF format to comp@swrb.govt.nz

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