Overseas Qualified Applicants
If you were educated overseas, are seeking registration as a social worker in New Zealand and your qualification is not recognised under the mutual agreement with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), a non-binding assessment of your overseas qualifications is required before you apply for registration.
The non-binding assessment will inform you whether your qualification is equivalent to the minimum standard of qualifications required for registration in New Zealand.
The results of a non-binding assessment do not guarantee full registration. If your non-binding assessment deems your qualification as equivalent to that of a NZ recognised social work qualification, an online application for registration is available and will need to be completed for those seeking registration.
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The fee for the non-binding Assessment is NZ $300.00 inc GST. This is a non refundable fee.
Your non-binding assessment can be emailed to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we do not accept New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZAQ) assessments of overseas qualifications.