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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 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 »

Experience pathway: S13 stage two

Stage two of the experience pathway is now available. The experience pathway may be for you if you have extensive social work experience in New Zealand, but not an SWRB-recognised social work qualification. Stage two is in four parts and assesses the extent of your social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, as follows: Part… Read more »

COVID-19 update

As the regulator, the SWRB recognises that social workers, employers and communities are facing challenging circumstances in response to COVID-19.  We are working remotely using zoom and offering most of our services which you can find out more about below. Social workers Some of you will be part of the essential services but those who… Read more »