Here you can download SWRB policy statements relating to Registration, Scope of Practice, and recognised New Zealand Social Work Qualifications:

Registration policies

There are a number of policies which are being updated by the SWRB. For registration these include policies on Competence, Continuing Professional Development, and Enough Practical Experience.

You can find the content you need here:


Continuing Professional Development

Enough Practical Experience

Fit and proper policy

English language policy

Supervision expectations for registration

Scope of Practice

General Scope of Practice

Programme Recognition policies

SWRB programme recognition standards

Position Paper

Reseach position