Career Development Association of New Zealand



2021 New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey now open

Share your diversity views and win

We are helping Diversity Works New Zealand gain a deeper understanding of the diversity and inclusion issues that really matter to New Zealand organisations by asking our network to complete the 2021 New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey. Everyone who completes the survey can enter the draw to win one of five $200 shopping vouchers. Plus, we will share the results of this important research with you later in the year. The survey closes on Friday, March 26 so have your say here.

Career Practitioners (CDANZ registered), Wellington. ABI Rehabilitation


  • Leading Neuro Rehabilitation Provider
  • Full Time or Part Time 

ABI Rehabilitation has an opportunity for a Careers Practitioner to join our progressive interdisciplinary community team.

  • Do you hold full CDANZ membership?
  • Are you passionate about providing world-class rehabilitation and interested in working within our specialist brain injury service? 

This is an exciting and dynamic position, where you will carry out occupational assessments and work ready programmes with our clients. You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with other disciplines, including medical specialists, psychologists, and allied health providers in our community based service across Auckland.

Experience in working under ACC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Service and Independent Occupational Assessment contract, or working with Career Development Services is desirable but not essential. Postgraduate qualifications in vocational rehabilitation will also be advantageous. 

You will be supported to develop any skills needed to excel in this role and well as given opportunities to utilise your existing specialist skills. 

About ABI

We are a leader in the field of brain injury rehabilitation and an accredited provider of post-acute, residential, and community based rehabilitation for clients with traumatic brain injury. 

Our community service provides end-to-end rehabilitation including Concussion Services, Training for Independence, Assessment and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. We link with our TBI inpatient facility to provide seamless transition for clients returning to living and working in the community. We see our client’s at home, workplace, school, and clinic based settings. We have a strong client and family/whanau focus. 

Telephone enquiries can be made to Kristen Clarke, Community Services Manager on 021 896 543 

To apply for this role, please click on the Applicant Portal ( link.

Or send your CV and cover letter to

Draft Remits and Ratifications to CDANZ Entry Level Qualifications and Member Pathways

On 1 February 2021 CDANZ members recieved a copy of the DRAFT Remits and Ratifications on CDANZ Entry Level Qualification and Member Pathways. They have until 10 February to ask any final questions or offer final feedback on this proposal. Please send feedback to or join us in a live Zoom discussion at 7pm on Wed 10 February using this link -

Special General Meeting

Following this last stage of consultation we will distribute final remits along with a full voting pack to eligible voters on 14 February. In this same email members will recieve information on how they can register to attend the Special General Meeting at 7pm, Tuesday 2 March
In the Special General Meeting eligible voters will also have the opportunity to vote on:

  • Remit 1. Consistent reference to the CDANZ National Executive Committee in Constitution 
  • Remit 2: Renaming of Corporate Membership to Organisational Affiliate
  • Ratification 1: Introduction of requirement for Criminal Record Checks

Transition Reminders 

Last year we sent all CDANZ members letters explaining how the implementation of the changes under the ELQ&MP proposal could effect them. Links to these letters and further information about the transition plan can be found here. Please note that we are taking no new membership applications between 15 February and 15 April. It is essential that overdue membership renewals, fees and PD Records are also completed before 15 February. If you need assistance with your application or renewal please contact Koa - 

If you are working towards a different membership category under our current system eg a Student or Associate aspiring for Professional, Subscriber aspiring for Associate please make sure you let us know your plans before 1 April by filling our this form. 

Thanks for your involvement. 

Kind regards, 

CDANZ National Executive Committee
Career Development Association of New Zealand

Vocational Consultant - Alpha Consultants Ltd, Auckland

Alpha Consultants are seeking a motivated and experienced vocational consultant, to support our clients in the Auckland Region. Please apply via the Linkedin job advertisement.

In this role you will be developing and leading vocational rehabilitation programmes, coordinating training, providing coaching and support to clients to find employment, as well as undertaking occupational assessments and providing career advice and related services.

No day is the same in our business, so you’ll need to be able to manage competing priorities, drive key relationships, and take ownership of your caseload. Genuine problem solving skills are a must. You’ll need to be able to think on your feet and outside the box.

About Alpha Consultants

Alpha Consultants is leading vocational rehabilitation practice, working to support people to return to workforce throughout New Zealand. Our key clients include ACC, MSD, Wellnz, and private insurers.

What is in it for you?

Marsh strongly believes in “Feeling comfortable bringing your whole self to work is a fundamental right of every colleague.” We offer the following benefits to our employees so they feel valued each day at work: -

  • Great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues
  • Brand new agile workspace
  • Professional environment where your career path is supported and really matters in our global organisation
  • Flexible work policies

We will count on you to:

  • Work with clients in facilitating rehabilitation as directed by the Customer and/or as determined through a Vocational Rehabilitation (e.g. Back to Work) or Job Search plan
  • Work with clients with a view to placing them in to sustainable employment
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of local labour market and network with local businesses to source employment opportunities
  • Build rapport with key customers, employers and networking agencies within the community
  • Assist with managing and developing positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Keep written communication concise and to the point, and meet reporting timeframes
  • Contribute to the achievement of company targets
  • Develop and maintain professional knowledge required to support the service needs of customers and clients
  • Foster positive H&S practices
  • Ensure compliance within the Marsh Group Corporate Governance and Operating Procedures and Policies

What you need to have:

  • A Tertiary qualification in Career Development/ Psychology/Rehabilitation Counselling/Supported Employment or be willing to work towards one
  • Hold full membership with CDANZ or RCAA or ASORC
  • Strong industry experience
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Full, clean current driver’s license
  • Company and colleague loyalty

What makes you stand out?

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take ownership of your caseload, with a willingness to draw on support when needed
  • Exceptional client management skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

About Marsh:

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. Marsh’s approximately 30,000 colleagues work together to serve clients in more than 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people.

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Harveen Bhinder via the Linkedin job advertisement.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in New Zealand. Successful applicants will be required to complete Criminal Record check prior to commencement of employment.

Marsh is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

CareerEQ seeks part time business manager, Auckland.

CareerEQ has a strong, established reputation. We support people in their professional and team development, helping them to make intelligent career decisions and effectively manage redundancy and job search. Our career and HR specialists are located across Aotearoa New Zealand. They know about people development and career management and love working with and supporting individuals through personal and organisational change.

After a busy 2020, CareerEQ is ready to engage a Business Manager to join the team and to take the practice to the next level of business performance. This will happen by developing true partnering relationships with our valued business clients who trust in the quality work we do with their employees. The role will therefore have a strong business performance focus, co-ordinate services, grow and maintain contracts and build a strong operations function. 

This is a 20 hours per week contract role with the potential to increase hours over time. The ideal candidate will be someone who understands the HR Services environment, has been involved in HR consulting or other services practice management, and offers proven business development competence.

If you are interested in joining the CareerEQ team and are confident you can grow a small but highly reputable business we would love to hear from you. Appropriate qualifications and experience are important in order to deliver the quality support and professional credibility we are known for.

Please email your CV and letter of interest in this role to If you wish to have a position description or discuss this opportunity before applying please call me on 021474765.

Kaye Avery

Principal Consultant/ CareerEQ Director 

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