Replacements to this notice were published on 1 April 2022, Notice No. 2022-gs1233, and 2 June 2022, Notice No. 2022-gs2159.

Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

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

Pursuant to sections 108 and 109 of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, the Social Workers Registration Board sets out the Fees and the Disciplinary Levy prescribed by the Social Workers Registration Board. This notice replaces all previous Social Workers Registration Board Notices.



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


This notice comes into force on 2 June 2021, and replaces the notice (including fees and disciplinary levy payable) published in the New Zealand Gazette, 9 April 2021, Notice No. 2021-gs1318.

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.


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


Fees and Disciplinary Levy Payable $
Registration application fee 345.00
Practising certificate application fee 368.00
Practising certificate (new graduate1) application fee 268.00
Experience pathway section 13: Stage 1 assessment application fee 276.00
Experience pathway section 13: Stage 2 assessment application fee 1,400.00
Overseas qualification assessment fee 300.00
Competence assessment fee 255.55
Competence assessment (face to face) fee 3,102.70
Certificate copies application fee (copies of certificates or entries, or for supplying documents for overseas registration purposes (Certificate of Good Standing) 46.00
Education programme recognition and re-recognition fee Up to 29,900.00
Education programme accreditation mid-cycle fee Up to 10,350.00
Disciplinary Levy 100.00

Further Enquiries:
by email to

Dated at Wellington this 5th day of May 2021.

PAUL KIRBY, Registrar, Social Workers Registration Board.

Note: This notice replaces the notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 7 April 2021, Notice No. 2021-gs1251, which contained errors in dates.


1. For the purpose of this fee, a new graduate is someone applying for their first practicing certificate within 12 months of completing the requirements of a recognised New Zealand qualification.