Career Development Association of New Zealand


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CDANZ 2015 National Symposium + AGM & Professional Development Day
In partnership with Massey University and Careers New Zealand

23 & 24 November 2015
Massey University, Wellington Campus 

 AGM Reports available 


Professionalism Briefing Paper - Caroline Sandford provides an overview of the Professionalism Project.

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.

Latest News

  • Enhancements to Careers NZ Website

    Careers New Zealand are pleased to advise their new responsive (which means it works better on mobiles and tablets) website is now live.

    To familiarise yourself with the enhancements to the website please read this information for practitioners and educators.

    Careers New Zealand has taken a phased approach to this development, the first phase was to create a responsive website and we’ve moved all our content across so it now looks and works great across all screen sizes – desktop, tablet and mobile. 


  • Waikato CDANZ Christmas Networking Breakfast

    Date: Tuesday 1 December, 2015

    Time: 7.30am to 8.30am

    Cost; $25 RSVP with any dietary requirements to

    Venue: IBIS Hamilton Tainui, 18 Alma St, Hamilton

    Join us to celebrate the start of the holiday season! Our branch Chair will update members on
    the National Symposium while you enjoy a cooked breakfast with your colleagues in the career
    development community. We encourage you to invite a non CDANZ members along with you
    to help broaden networks and increase festivities!