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Allied health social workers

The Social Workers Registration Board (the SWRB) is considering with interest a report on the role of allied health professionals in the health sector. The NZIER ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ report says the review of the country’s health and disability system provides an opportunity to make better use of allied health professionals, with an emphasis… Read more »

Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) are funded by the Ministry of Health to provide training and deliver education around the COVID vaccines to vaccinator and non-vaccinator workforces. IMAC are a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland. They provide New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information… Read more »

Complaints webinar

ANZASW is hosting a webinar to discuss professional indemnity insurance and what happens when someone makes a complaint about a social worker’s practice. SWRB’s Registrar Paul Kirby will be taking part. Thursday 15 April 2021, 12.30-2.00pm All social workers are welcome to join. You can register your attendance via this link.

Symposia – Save the Date

Mō tātou,
ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei
For us and our children after us

A one day Live-Streamed event to explore social work practice with Māori and Pasifika to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development

This is the third symposium event in this series: February 2020 Whanganui-a-Tara
March 2020 Ōtautahi

1 JUNE 2021
SAVE THE DATE

Practising Certificates becoming digital

We are shifting to a digital format for Practising Certificates which means you will be able to instantly access, download, and print your certificate (if you want a hard copy to carry or post on your wall). The cards will be available in two formats (wallet size or A4 certificate). You will also be able to… Read more »

Mandatory registration celebration

On World Social Work Day (March 16th 2021), we held an event to celebrate the implementation of mandatory registration of social workers in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The event was held at Te Wharewaka in Wellington, and was hosted by the SWRB, ANZASW and TWSWA. You can find more information, including a recording of the speeches… Read more »

Social workers step into mandatory registration

All social workers in New Zealand now need to be registered by the SWRB with mandatory registration in place (implemented 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… Read more »

SWRB press release – mandatory registration

New Zealand is stepping forward into mandatory registration of all social workers this weekend, on 27th February 2021. From that date, if you call yourself a social worker, are known as, or are held out to be a social worker, you must be registered. It’s an exciting move for the profession which has long worked… Read more »

Upgrade to MySWRB

Social workers who are applying to register can again access MySWRB which was temporarily unavailable while we worked on an urgent upgrade. As always, you can contact the registration team by either emailing them on applications@swrb.govt.nz or by calling on 0508 797 269.  (24/02/2021 – 10am)