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

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

The new policies will be published once they are available which is expected to be during 2020. Until then, you can find the links to information or the content you need here:


Continuing Professional Development

Experience pathway: S13

Fit and proper policy

English language policy

Supervision expectations

Scope of Practice

General Scope of Practice

Programme Recognition policies

SWRB Programme Recognition Standards December 2019

Position Paper

Research position