Career Development Association of New Zealand



WORK IN PROGRESS — Workplace Leadership in the New Collar Future

One Day Conference --- Rutherford House, Victoria University, Thursday 28 February 2019

With the great success of the inaugural WORK IN PROGRESS Conference held at the St James Theatre in November 2017, the next Conference is now confirmed as being hosted by Victoria University at Rutherford House on Thursday February 28, 2019. 

WIP 2019 is working in association with the Wellington Region’s “ Workforce of the Future” Investment Plan and the Productivity Commission’s “ Future of Work” Enquiry and their soon to be published Report on “ Growing the Digital Economy”. Speakers will include Hon. Grant Robertson as well as our own CDANZ President Jennie Miller. 

WIP 2019 will not only present interesting and topical Speakers, Presenters and Working Group activity, plus valuable Networking opportunities but will be an opportunity for Career Development professionals to participate in the Local and Government Plans and initiatives for shaping this country’s New Collar Future. 

Registrations Now Open.


National Career Education Strategy launched in Australia

The long-awaited Federal Government National Career Education Strategy to improve career education in schools was launched this morning (February 13) by Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan. The strategy includes a research paper outlining key findings and recommendations.

The Federal Government is yet to indicate how the recommendations will be actioned, however, CDAA welcomes the strategy as a step in the right direction.

CDAA has distributed a media release welcoming the launch of the Federal Government's National Career Education Strategy.

CDAA National President Wanda Hayes said the strategy was a fantastic step in ensuring all students receive the necessary career education to equip them for the future of work.

To read the release, click here.

Work Experience for Students studying for Careers Qualification

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Students studying for a Careers Qualification seeking work experience.

Listed 19 Feb 2019. Wellington: Edwin Perera final year NMIT study. Seeking up to 2 hours placement per week. Edwin is a current CDANZ Associate Membership and has an HR background. Please feel free to reach me on 021 619 401 or

Listed 18 Feb 2019. Welllington: Adrienne Heath. I am seeking a placement for my work based courses in order to complete my Diploma in Career Guidance through NMIT. My contact details are (04) 528 2110, (022) 638 0629 or

Listed 12 Feb 2019. Wellington: Hilary Cook, final year NMIT Career Counselling Course, ph 021 681 854 or email

Careers Workplaces offering work experience to students studying for a Careers Qualification


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