Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Social Workers Registration Board (Fees and Disciplinary Levy) Notice May 2021

Pursuant to sections 108 and 109 of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) sets out the Fees and the Disciplinary Levy prescribed by the Social Workers Registration Board.

Notice

1. Title

This notice may be cited as the Social Workers Registration Board (Fees and Disciplinary Levy) Notice May 2021.

2. Commencement

This notice comes into force on 1 May 2021. The fees and disciplinary levy payable in this notice will replace the fees and disciplinary levy payable in Social Workers Registration Board (Fees and Disciplinary Levy) Notice (New Zealand Gazette, 1 May 2020, Notice No. 2020-gs1636) from the Effective Dates listed below.

3. Fees and Disciplinary Levy

The Social Workers Registration Board prescribes the Fees and Disciplinary Levy payable to the Board specified in the Schedule to this notice.

4. Tax

The Fees and Disciplinary Levy are in New Zealand Dollars and are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST).

Schedule

Fees and Disciplinary Levy Payable

$

Registration application fee

Applies to all applications. A new registration application fee must be paid if registration documents are not received by SWRB within six months of the application being received by SWRB

Effective date: 1 July 2021

360.00

Experience pathway registration application: Stage 1 assessment fee

Applies to an application by an applicant who does not have a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification or an overseas qualification.

Effective date: 1 July 2021

460.00

Experience pathway registration application: Stage 2 assessment fee

Applies to an application by an applicant who does not have a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification or an overseas qualification.

Effective date: 1 July 2021

3,588.00

Overseas qualification assessment fee

Applies to a registration application by an applicant who has an overseas qualification and does not have a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification

Effective date: 1 July 2021

540.00

Overseas applicant competence assessment application fee (Provisional registration)

Applies to an application by an applicant who has an overseas qualification, does not have a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification, and has not resided in Aotearoa New Zealand for six months or more

Effective date: 1 July 2021

345

Overseas applicant competence assessment application fee (Full registration)

Applies for an overseas applicant to move from provisional registration to full registration, or an overseas applicant who has resided in Aotearoa New Zealand for six months or more.

Effective date: 1 July 2021

345

Competence assessment fee

Applies to an application by an applicant with a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification and SWRB requires a competence assessment

Effective date: 1 July 2021

540.00

Competence assessment (face to face) fee

With reasonable cost of travel, accommodation, and meals additional

Effective date: 1 July 2021

3,330.00

Provisional to full registration application fee

Applies to an application by an applicant who has a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification

Effective date: 1 July 2021

60

Return to practise application fee

Applies if the application is received by SWRB more than three years after the applicant’s practising certificate expiry date.

Effective date: 1 July 2021

345.00

Practising certificate fee

Effective date: 1 May 2021.

420.00

Practising certificate (new graduate) fee

A new graduate is someone applying for their first practising certificate within 12 months of completing the requirements of a SWRB recognised Aotearoa New Zealand qualification

Effective date: 1 May 2021.

320.00

Practising certificate (unpaid volunteer) fee

An unpaid volunteer is an unpaid social worker who has no paid work as a social worker or otherwise

Effective date: 1 May 2021.

320.00

Practising certificate late non-declaration processing fee

Applies if the declaration is not received by SWRB within 60 days of SWRB’s renewal first notification date

Effective date: 1 July 2021

140.00

Disciplinary Levy

Applies to all practising social workers. Non practising social workers are exempt from this levy

Effective date: 1 May 2021.

100.00

Education programme recognition vetting fee

Effective date: 1 July 2021

Up to 35,000.00

Education programme fee

Effective date: 1 July 2021

Up to 15,000.00

Certificate copies fee

Copies of certificates or entries, or for supplying documents for overseas registration purposes (Certificate of Good Standing)

Effective date: 1 July 2021

70.00

Waiver or Refund of Fee

SWRB may by gazette notice exempt people of any kind or description from liability to pay any fee or levy, and may provide for the waiver or refund of any fee or levy.

Effective date: 1 May 2021

 

Further enquiries: by email to office@swrb.govt.nz or by post to Social Workers Registration Board, PO Box 3452, Wellington 6140.

Dated at Wellington this 1st day of April 2021.

PAUL KIRBY, Registrar, Social Workers Registration Board.