Career Development Association of New Zealand


Recognised Qualifications

Below is the list of New Zealand career-specific qualifications currently recognised by CDANZ.

CDANZ is providing course information only. The information provided is not an endorsement of the providers or qualifications offered.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Otago Polytechnic - Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning

Careerforce (formerly SSITO)

Please note: CDANZ recognises the below qualification as a Career-Specific Qualification but it is no longer offered

  • National Diploma in Employment Support (Level 6)

Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA)endorsed qualifications

These will be considered on a case by case basis.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Please note: CDANZ recognises the below qualifications as Career-Specific Qualifications but they are no longer offered.

  • AUT - Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Career Development
  • AUT - Master of Career Development
  • Two 30-point career development papers in a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. 


For a description of the Career Consultant role, follow this link to the Careers New Zealand website: Career Consultant job information.