Career Development Association of New Zealand


Consultation event: Entry Level Qualifications and Member Pathways

Consultation event: Entry Level Qualifications and Member Pathways

National / Ongoing

We are reviewing CDANZ Entry Level Qualifications and Member Pathways - what will that mean for you, your clients and our association?

Entry Level Qualifications and Member Pathways are a component of the CDANZ Professional Standards. At the 2019 CDANZ Conference and AGM a discussion document was shared with members proposing changes to the current entry level qualifications and member pathways. We are excited about the opportunities these changes could unlock for CDANZ and its members - they will shape the future of our organisation so you need to be part of the process!

Online discussion - Current recommendations of the Working Groups

Watch the video from the Zoom conversation held on Monday 17 August - 12noon to discuss the information shared in Update 3/8/2020. We welcome your feedback -

Trial of the draft Competency Statement, Practice Study and Evaluation process

We are currently trialling these draft processes. Once we have gathered feedback from our test cases we will bring a revised process back to members for further input. 

ELQ&MP Consultation Updates

Consultation history

Webinar: On 6/11/19, we delivered an introductory webinar for members who were unable to attend the presentation on the Entry Level Qualification and Member Pathways Discussion Document at Conference.

Interest Group Zoom Meetings: Members were then invited to participate in online conversations with peers to discuss what the recommendations might mean for them in their practice, for their clients, their employers and all other stakeholders who may be impacted by change. Feedback from these sessions has been actioned and we are now working towards our nationwide Branch Consultation. 

  • Education focus, held 26/11/19
  • Vocational Rehabilitation focus, held 28/11/19 
  • Private Practice & Corporate focus, held 4/12/19 

Branch Meetings: Members were invited to consider the Discussion Paper as a branch and feedback to the project team. 

  • Northland - 10am - 12noon, Tuesday 25 February at Workspace, 24 Finlayson street, Whangarei. 
  • Auckland - 6pm -8pm Wednesday 26 February, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby 
  • Waikato - 5.30pm Thursday 12 March at The Trust Waikato Building, London Street 
  • Bay of Plenty - 3pm, Wednesday 26 February at APM Offices, 38 Glenlyon Avenue Greerton. 
  • Hawkes Bay / Gisborne - 1pm to 5pm, Friday 14 February at Napier War Memorial and Convention Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier
  • Manawatu - 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Wednesday 11th March at the Palmerston North Public Library meeting room. 
  • Taranaki - 11am, Friday 28 February, Purpose Careers Ltd, Kings Building, Level 2, 36 Devon Street West, New Plymouth. 
  • Wellington - 5.30pm, Monday 17 February at Level 9, 44 the Terrace, Wellington.
  • Nelson / Marlborough - 4pm, Tuesday 11 February at S103 at NMIT. 
  • Canterbury - 5pm, Thursday 2 April via Zoom
  • Otago / Southland - 5.15pm for nibbles & 5.30pm start, Wednesday 11 March, Meet at Otago Polytech Hub

Maori and Pasifika Practitioners Network: an online hui was held with this group at 4.30pm, 1 April 2020. 

Zoom discussion: 17/8/2020 held on the draft recommendations of the Working Groups

Resources from Branch Consultation Feb/Mar 2020

These are all the resources made available to CDANZ Branches to date. Read and watch them at your leisure and send your individual feedback to at any time. 

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