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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)

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 ensure… 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 »