Section 13: Register through experience

If you have extensive practical experience in social work but no social work qualification, you may be eligible for registration under the experience pathway, ie S13 of the Social Workers Registration Act.

The diagram outlines the process:

Applicants are required to establish that their practical experience is the equivalent of a qualification. SWRB staff are available to provide assistance in preparing an application.

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) considers each application for S13 registration on a case-by-case basis.

Download the S13 ‘Social Work Practice Framework’ template:

Full Social Work Practice Framework