Career Development Association of New Zealand



20th Anniversary Student Celebration

CDANZ – Career Development Association is New Zealand’s professional body for career development practitioners. Our members work in diverse fields including education, vocational rehabilitation, organisational development, and private practice. 

The CDANZ National Symposium is our annual flagship event bringing together research and leading practice from across the country and around the world. This year’s event is held in partnership with the University of Auckland Business School. The programme includes International and Domestic Key Note Speakers, “World Tableau” video presentations from invited guests around the globe, 16 workshops to select from, a panel discussion offering Pasifika perspectives on Career Development and much more. The opportunity to meet and learn from others in this industry is a bonus!

In this, our 20th year, CDANZ would like to extend a very special offer to the next generation of career practitioners in New Zealand - students currently studying Career Development or related fields such as counselling, psychology, education, human resources etc.

CDANZ National Symposium 2017: Aspiration & Possibility will be held on Tues 31 Oct & Wed 1 Nov 2017 in partnership with University of Auckland Business School. 

Register for the CDANZ National Symposium using the links below to make savings on the registration fee PLUS a one year complimentary student membership valued at $55+GST.

The Symposium is a great opportunity for professional development. Stay abreast of relevant research, build your professional networks and find out about pathways and diverse fields of practice for career professionals. CDANZ Student Membership also offers many benefits including regular industry communications including news, job and event listings, discounted access to CDANZ National PD Events and Webinars, connection to your local CDANZ Branch, and more.

When making your registration you may also wish to add the CDANZ Annual General Meeting and/or the 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner to your booking. 

REGISTER DAY ONE – $100+GST for the Symposium programme on 31/10/17

REGISTER FULL SYMPOSIUM– $150+GST for the Symposium programme 31/10 & 1/11 

This special offer closes with the Early Bird Prices on 29 September. Get in quick!

For more information please contact Lauren Hughes – / 021 222 5682

FireNZ Careers Day 2017, Oct 11, Auckland

Kia ora koutou, 

FireNZ are hosting our 2nd careers day on the 11th October at 1pm -4.30pm. Our target audience for this is the careers advisors for schools.

Last year we were told by those people who attended was that we didn't have a defined career pathway in NZ, in fact the only course really in the fire industry besides those required for the apprenticeships was the Masters in Fire Engineering at Canterbury University. Well we have taken that onboard and we have been working with the Tertiary Education Commission and E2E (Education to Engineering) to build a pathway. So at this years' careers day we are launching our Fire Industry Career Pathway. This involves a 5 week Fire 101 course and a Diploma in Fire Engineering and in the near future a BSc Fire Engineering. 

This year we have gone a little further and we have developed a 5 week programme for school leavers who want to get into the fire industry. Not many people know what is included so this 5 week programme gives the student a good introduction into all aspects of the industry and different career paths. We would like to tell you more about this and how to register your students on this programme. The first course will be run in February next year and will end with 30 prospective employers interviewing for placements in the industry. 

We would also like to introduce you to our Diploma in Fire Engineering and how students can find out more about this, in particular woman. We have a major shortage of women engineers in the industry at all levels and this Engineering Technician level diploma is hopefully a way to start to change this. Please come along and hear more about this and our new career pathway.

Please find here our careers day flyer and our brochure for the conference. If want more information please don't hesitate to contact me. Also please pass this onto all your colleagues at the other schools and if you could please post it in your bulletin.

Our national conference is being held once again at the Auckland Showgrounds on October 11-13 2017. 

Noho ora mai,
Trent Fearnley GIFireE, PGDip FireE, Dip Fire & Rescue Services (Urban)
IFE NZ Branch

Maia videos teaches employability skills

Māia has returned for a second video series taking rangatahi behind the scenes of seven Maori businesses. Māia promotes understanding of the roles, opportunities and career pathways within the Māori business economy. 

Featuring businesses in the primary industry, health, hospitality, fashion, retail, tourism and digital technology industries, the series brings to life real Māori employer success stories. 

Rangatahi Māori get practical tips to help them understand how to secure their first job, learn on the job or what they need to be an entrepreneur. 

A strong focus for the second Māia series are employability skills like resilience, self-management, and a positive attitude. The employability skills framework was developed by the industry and identified the skills job seekers need to succeed in the modern workplace. 

Māia is based off the Project Kāmehameha research in 2015 that showed rangatahi Māori find visual interest, story-telling, and celebrating Māori success key to viewing authentic and relevant content. 

Watch the Māia video series on Career New Zealand’s Facebook page or online A teacher resource page has advice and suggestions on how to use Māia in the classroom -

The Māori businesses include: Moana Fisheries, Frontside Media and Dentalcare West in Auckland, Hapi Café and Aroha and Friends in Napier and Whanganui River Tours and Local & Loyal in Whanganui.


Career Dynamic launch 2017 versions of Career Decision-Making Tools & Transferable Skills cardsorts

Career Decision-Making Cardsorts

Four revamped CDMT's cardsorts that reflect extensive changes to Preferred Skill, Values, Industries & Jobs and three Transferable Skills cardsorts for either students, athletes or workers.

Career Dynamic boxed cardsorts are being used globally by our customers including:

• career practitioners & career advisors in schools & tertiary institutes
• HR managers, recruitment consultants, managers, team leaders
• counsellors, psychologists, life coaches etc
• high performance & professional sports teams & athletes

Our cardsorts have been extensively researched, validated and tested with clients and they accurately depict the New Zealand marketplace reality and language. Includes re-usable Master sheets for recording. All prices GST inclusive plus packaging and postage. 

See flyer for further Information 

For online purchase click here



The News section of this site may include advertised products and events. These are provided for members information only and are not necessarily endorsed or recommended by the Career Development Association of New Zealand.