Career Development Association of New Zealand


CDANZ Events and more

Our Value, Our VoiceCDANZ National Symposium 2016

was held in October in Christchurch - In partnership with Careers New Zealand and Ara Institute of Canterbury. Papers and speakers notes for the Symposium are now available online.

CDANZ AGM 2016 was held on 4 October 2016 in Christchurch. The updates presented on CDANZ projects are here.

Professionalism Project

 Professionalism Project: Overview

 Professionalism Project: Update 2. Briefing paper is here  

 Professionalism Project: Update 3. Briefing paper is here.

Professionalism Project: Update 4. Briefing paper is here.


The Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) represents career practitioners working in a diverse range of roles within a growing and dynamic industry. CDANZ operates as an advocate for its members’ practice standards and professionalism, as well as a national voice for access to well-considered, personally, socially, and economically rewarding career development across the lifespan for all people.

Members of CDANZ work in a range of settings including secondary schools, tertiary education, corporates, rehabilitation, not-for-profit, government agencies, as well as private practice. Services include helping people plan and manage their careers, make informed decisions about their occupation and study, and successfully navigate transitions.

Members of CDANZ are required to continuously enhance their knowledge and skills to work effectively and appropriately within their environment, to meet a range of professional practice competencies, as well as adhere to the CDANZ code of ethics.

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