To apply for social work registration in New Zealand, please complete the online application that is now available. Before you apply for registration, please first check that you are eligible to apply by answering a couple of questions. If you are eligible, create an account and start the process. There are guidenotes throughout the process to help you complete your application for registration. Once you have completed the online application, you will be emailed a list of documents to submit. Once you have submitted all the documents requested we will begin processing your application. Click Here to find out more.
PLEASE NOTE we are no longer accepting paper application forms for registration.
The SWRB newsletter regarding the resignation of the CE, Sean McKinley, is now available to view. Click here to view
As part of a wider SWRBs review of the operation of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, the Minister for Social Development was presented with an issues paper. The paper identified and discussed key issues with the current operation of the Act, including its relationship with other legislation, such as the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. In June 2016 the Minister decided to refer the Legal Issues Paper to the Social Services Select Committee. The Minister asked the committee to consider the issues raised and the options for addressing them, with a view to making recommendations to the Government for legislative reform.
The report from the Social Services Select Committee can be accessed through the following link: