ANZASW Communications & Professional Development Opportunities Guide

Communication Channels


A fortnightly email. The information is indexed with hyperlinks to the sections allowing members to go directly to items they are interested in.

It can include Situations Vacant, Professional Development Opportunities, Research Participation Invites and from time to time other resources, information or news that we believe you will be interested in or should be alerted to.

There is an “unsubscribe” facility at the end of the eNotices.

NoticeBoard e-Kete

A bi-monthly e-newsletter email – issued February, April, June, August, October & December


An email as and when required. These usually relate to events such as the Board elections, Notices of Motion of the AGM, the AGM , general membership matters or something in particular we need to draw your attention to.

Research Participation Invites

An email as required. ANZASW supports its members in their research by emailing their Research Participation Invite to our members. By participating in research you are at least addressing the SWRB Core Competence 10 for your professional development.

There is an unsubscribe option included in these emails.

Branch Notices

Email when requested by Branches, Roopu or Special Interest Groups

There is an unsubscribe option included in these emails


A closed ANZASW member group – to join go to


Used by the Communications Co-ordinator for publishing media releases and films @AnzaswCampaign

ANZASW Website

The website has a wide range of information including:

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work - The Journal

A quarterly journal accessible from

If you wish to be notified automatically each time a new issue is released, did you know you can subscribe?

Platforms that are not being considered at this time




Text messaging

Professional Development Opportunities

ANZASW Webinars

  • Are free to members
  • Meet several SWRB Core Competences for your CPD Log
  • Are provided by members for members
  • Are recorded and posted on the website within 5 working days.
  • The quality of the webinars is reliant on both the platform used (We use Zoom & Redback) and the band width at the recipients end.

Promotion of Other CPD Opportunities

Go to our website to find CPD events searchable by date, category, Country, region and city / town.

Or scroll down on the left hand side to the CPD Interests Tag Cloud and find what you want that way.

University/Polytechnic Papers

There are links to all the recognised social work courses on the website

Many of the programmes advertise short courses and post graduate programmes on our CPD page or advertised through the e-Notice.

Online Courses

We currently offer one ‘online’ course: Courageous Conversations:


There are others currently being developed – watch this space!

Book Shop

We list a variety of titles:

Searchable by category, author & more…


We are exploring NZQA micro-credentialing for ANZASW delivered CPD events.

Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings rotate round the country to give as many members as possible the opportunity to attend.

There always has to be a balance between the cost of the Board travelling to venues and AGM’s being accessible.

We are now holding a CPD event alongside the AGM. As the AGM must be held no later than the 30 September each year the ideal date would be the 4th Wednesday in September, being Aotearoa NZ Social Workers’ Day.


Venues for previous AGM’s:

2019       Cambridge

2018       Auckland

2017       Dunedin

2016       Palmerston North

2015       Nelson

2014       Bay of Plenty

2013       Auckland

2012       Christchurch

2011       Hamilton

2010       Palmerston North

2009       Tairawhiti