Save the date!

Tuesday 16th March – World Social Work Day 2021 Mandatory registration commences 27th February, heralding the coming of age for social work in Aotearoa New Zealand. ANZASW, SWRB and TWSWA are working together to hold an event celebrating this important milestone. Save this date and watch your emails. It will be possible for social workers… Read more »

Job vacancy: Senior Financial Advisor

We are on the hunt for an intermediate level accountant to join us as the lead of our small finance team supporting the day-to-day financial accounting function.  Find out more here.

Board meeting dates – 2021

The SWRB Board meets throughout the year to approve registration applications. Only a completed application will go forward to the SWRB Board for approval. An application for registration must go through all the required checks and have police results back before going to a Board meeting. Applications that require reviewing prior to approval i.e. Fit & Proper concerns… Read more »

Mandatory registration – costs and support

The shift to mandatory registration is getting closer with all social workers needing to be registered by February 27th, 2021.  It’s a great step forward for the profession and one long sought by social workers who will join the ranks of other regulated professionals including teachers, nurses, doctors and lawyers. It’s the SWRB’s role to… Read more »

New database & MySWRB

We have transitioned to a new database and created an online portal, MySWRB, which is an exciting development. You will be able to create an account by logging into MySWRB and then you’ll be able to apply for registration, update your details, renew your Practising Certificate and do much more. You’ll find the login for MySWRB… Read more »

Practising Certificates

This is a busy time of the year with social workers renewing their Practising Certificates. We’ve put together some FAQs to help with the process. Where do I log in to apply for my Practising Certificate? Please log into your online account at How do I renew my registration? You only need to register… Read more »

SWCDT nominations

Nominations are now open for the Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal.

Interim Practising Certificates

If you want to return to work to assist in the pandemic response, you may be eligible for an Interim Practising Certificate.

Experience pathway: S13 stage two

Stage two of the experience pathway is now available. The experience pathway may be for you if you have a lot of social work experience in New Zealand, (at least 10-15 years or longer) but not an SWRB-recognised social work qualification. Stage two is in four parts and assesses the extent of your social work… Read more »