Career Development Association of New Zealand



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 making the 2020 New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey available for our members to complete. 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 6 so have your say here.

CDANZ Auckland Branch Careers Networking Breakfast 12 March

Careers Networking Breakfast – Auckland Branch
Thursday 12th March 7.30am – 9.00am
Kia Ora CDANZ Auckland Branch members,
Let’s meet, collaborate and empower each other again in the new year!
Come and join the Careers Networking Breakfast at any of the FOUR cafes in Auckland at 7.30-9.00am, on Thu 12th March! Enjoy an authentic breakfast as well as the smile, the passion, the stories, the expertise among the peers! (Cafe addresses to be advised soon)
Attendance to the event is FREE and contributes to the PD hours.
Just pay for your own food/drink.
CDANZ Auckland Branch Committee

Consulting Room Opportunity, Ponsonby, Auckland

Our consulting room in the heart of Ponsonby has become available for one day a week (or two half days).

Centrally located on College Hill, it is very accessible to motorways and the Auckland region generally, with easy street parking for your clients.

This private room is very comfortable, light and welcoming. It has a new large white board and air conditioning if needed. 

It is well suited for one-to-one counselling/consulting or small meetings. Services include coffee/tea facilities etc., and full use of shared kitchen.

Please contact Frances Harre on 027 717 9205 ( as soon as possible if you might be interested. The rate is very reasonable.

Update from ACC on IOA / VIOA Service


In preparation for the May 2020 annual variation of the IOA and VIOA contract, ACC has be in consultation with CDANZ around their membership pathways and we wish to update the contracts current membership requirements.

The IOA/VIOA service schedule states that all named providers must have “full” membership of a professional association (per Part B, clause / VIOA – Part B, clause As the contracts currently stand, having an “associate” membership with supervision is not sufficient to be a named provider. We are aware that both the named provider application form and operational guidelines do not align with the contracts.

Under the May 2020 variation, we are looking to formally allow associate members with supervision (and the right experience, qualifications and skills) to be a Named Provider on the IOA and VIOA contract on a case by case basis. We are also looking at aligning the tertiary qualifications with the professional associations and ensuring the contracts are future proofed, considering the consultation underway with CDANZ and its members on its membership pathways.

We are also interested to hear your thoughts, by 20 January 2020, on the above and whether there are anything else we need to consider for the next variation. Please send your email to

Important note: The above changes will only take affect on the next variation, which will be communicated in due course.

We would like to thank you for providing occupational assessments over this year and we wish you a safe and happy Christmas season.

Kind Regards

Marinda Broodryk,

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