Part of the registration application process for a social worker in New Zealand is to either complete a competence assessment or hold a valid/current competence certificate.
To obtain a Competence Certificate, you must:
- completed the SWRB paper-based competence assessment application or
- successfully undertaken a competence assessment with the ANZASW or
- have completed a New Zealand recognised qualification in the last two years.
Recognised competence assessment programme providers
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)
If you hold a competence certificate gained within the last five years from the ANZASW you may use this competence certificate for the purpose of the registration application process to become a Registered Social Worker in New Zealand.
Please contact the Association for further details:
DX Box WX 33 484
Phone: +64 3 349 0190
Fax: +64 3 349 0191
Memorandum of Understanding
In order to make our relationship and communication more transparent between ANZASW and the SWRB, we entered into a MOU. This document can be downloaded by clicking on the link below