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You can find information here on SWRB policy statements relating to Registration, Scope of Practice, and recognised New Zealand Social Work programmes.

There are a number of policies which are being updated by the SWRB, including Competence, Continuing Professional Development, Enough Practical Experience, and supervision expectations.

The new policies will be published once they are available. Until then, you can find the links to information or the content you need below:


Competence policy

Registration and Practising

Fit and proper policy

Supervision Expectations

SWRB English Language Competence Policy Statement

Continuing Professional Development

CPD policy

Programme Recognition

SWRB Programme Recognition Standards June 2021

Research Position Paper

Research Position Paper