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Bicultural Partnership

A unique partnership based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi is formalised within all ANZASW structures and processes. We promote an indigenous model of social work for Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with Tangata Whenua Takawaenga o Aotearoa. The Code of Ethics incorporates the bi-cultural code of practice. Learn more

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Advocacy

Whether advocating with or on behalf of a client, or as a voice on issues of social justice and human rights, social change and advocacy is at the heart of social work. ANZASW takes its role as a voice on behalf of members and society seriously. Learn more

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Competent Practice

The ANZASW competency assessments and complaints resolution processes provide a system for ensuring that our members are competent and are accountable for their practice. Our easy to use competency assessments also meet the SWRB requirements for registration. Learn more

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Professional Development

Professional development is fundamental to social work practice. ANZASW requires members to maintain their professional competency. We run local events, annual congress & hui, offer an online learning exchange and publish a quarterly journal. Interest groups and online forums provide for people with shared professional interests. Learn more

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Advancing Social Work

ANZASW was established in 1964 and will be 50 years old in 2014. We have a long history of advancing the social work profession in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide a wide range of services for our members, including, professional development, competency assessment and recertification, indemnity insurance, advocacy and online forums for professional exchange. We have local branches, roopu and special interest groups throughout the country. Join us today

Kia ora tātou, Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)