Becoming a Member

Explore the Benefits of ANZASW including the provision of indemnity insurance, professional development, networking and representation of the profession.

For Members

My Online CPD Log, Continuing Professional Development, ANZASW Webinars, Supervisors Listing – helping you work to the highest professional standards .

Our Voice

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.

Continuing Professional Development

Professional Development as a requirement is here to stay. Either find an ANZASW Webinar or search our website for a professional development event.

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Job Centre

ANZASW is continuing to develop and coordinate ANZASW career related services. You do not need to be a member of ANZASW to use this service. 

ANZASW Publications

Including the Code of Ethics, the Practice Standards, Annual Reports, the bi-monthly e-Newsletter, NoticeBoard and the Aotearoa NZ Social Work Journal & Te Komako.

Anne’s Intro & Rules

Over the last year I have enjoyed my interactions with members of ANZASW and other social workers. There have often been times when I have wanted to bring up issues or get feed-back from members about incidents or questions. The two monthly NoticeBoard doesn’t really happen frequently enough for me. Sooooo, I have decided to start writing a blog. Initially […]

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ANZASW observes the International Day Against Homophobia…

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers observes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019.Today, we celebrate sexual and gender diversity in our communities and welcome the fact that more people than ever are free to identify their gender and love whom they choose. We welcome the progress that has occurred, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide, in terms of these fundamental human rights.

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ANZASW Statement on WEAG report and the need for Welfare Reform

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:37 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to have read the recently published report produced by the Welfare Experts Advisory Group (WEAG). “This report is comprehensive, making many compelling points and containing important recommendations, which are very much in line with the thinking […]

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Blog #1 Social Workers and Technology or Technology for Social Workers?

I was listening to a pod cast (this is an amazing website – heaps of great podcasts to listen to) the other day about social work, robots and technology and was very interested in the presenter’s comments. He stated that when the telephone was first invented, social workers were quick to start using it, but now social workers often appear reluctant to use technology. This has also been my observation. I am concerned that social workers are being left behind in the development and the use of various technologies that could enhance our work. I hear social workers saying that social work is about building relationships – but actually it is more than that. It is about making sure that every citizen has the tools, capability and connections to build relationships – and if we think about it like that, maybe technology has more to offer?

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ANZASW Response to MSD Decision on Housing Evictions

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:54 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes Housing New Zealand’s (HNZ) decision to clear the debts of those who have been wrongfully evicted for alleged methamphetamine contamination at their homes. It is now clear that the threshold for identifying methamphetamine contamination was far too […]

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ANZASW Statement on Government Response to Tax Working Group Report

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:34 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the release of the government’s response to the Tax Working Group (TWG) report this week. The Association appreciates the government’s willingness to explore the issue of fairer taxation as part of the review it commissioned. As we […]

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ANZASW Statement on New Child Poverty Statistics

Friday, 5 April 2019, 1:29 pm Press Release: Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the release of the latest figures on child poverty by Statistics New Zealand (SNZ), which provide greater clarity on the severity of one of our most urgent national challenges. The statistics indicate that one in five […]

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