Career Development Association of New Zealand


CDANZ in Action

CDANZ in action

CDANZ works to champion policies leading to the enhancement of career development in New Zealand, and to collaborate with associations locally and the international career community to offer support, research, feedback and mechanisms that are mutually beneficial to the profession.

Media Releases

16/6/2020 RoVE Reform poses significant opportunity to embed a cohesive careers and employment programme. 

9/6/2020 Government needs to address its blind spot around career expertise and employment

29/05/2020 A National Strategy for Careers and Employability is the "enduring solution" Hon. Grant Robertson is seeking

22/5/2020 Jobs, jobs, jobs. Career development is the missing piece of the puzzle. CDANZ response to Budget 2020

28/4/2020 Career Development Professionals and Covid19 "Change is our business!"


CDANZ plays an active role advocating for the career development profession and the benefits of quality, lifelong career development services for all New Zealanders.

To express your interest in joining CDANZ submissions team please email 

Our record of public submissions lodged include:

Briefing for Incoming Ministers of the Employment Education and Training Ministers Group regarding Career Education in Secondary Schools, submitted jointly with CATE NZ on 10 February 2021

Feedback on Career Education and Guidance in New Zealand Schools, submitted to the Ministry of Education, May 2020

Technical Change and the Future of Work (responding to five draft reports), submitted to the Productivity Commission, 17/02/2020

Shaping a Stronger Education System, submitted to the Ministry of Education, 25/10/2019

Technological change and the future of work - Issues Paper, submitted to the Productivity Commission 5/6/2019

Better Later Life Draft Strategy submitted to Office for Seniors, Ministry of Social Development 3/6/2019

Our Schooling Futures, submitted to the Ministry of Education 7/4/2019

Reform of Vocational Education Proposal, submitted to the Ministry of Education 4/4/2019

Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, submitted to The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 5/12/2018

NCEA Review, submitted to Ministry of Education 17/10/2018

ACC - Provider Liaison 

Current CDANZ Representative: Paula Rewi


  • To liaise with ACC Wellington Category Advisers - Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • To reflect and provide opinion from our provider members and their ACC work within the scope of practice that the ACC strategies and programmes are designed.
  • To encourage ongoing provider support CDANZ members.