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Membership Types & Fees

We offer a range of membership types to suit both individuals and groups, students and professionals, those with career specific qualifications and those with a broader interest in the sector. 

Fellow Membership

Fellow membership is for a full or professional member who has met a set of criteria demonstrating leadership within careers and the Association. 

  • The Fellow criteria and application form. Please email to info@cdanz.org.nz
  • Fee: $247.00+GST Fellow Annual Subscription (Total $284.05 incl GST) An invoice will be emailed.

Professional Membership

The minimum qualification for CDANZ Professional membership is a post-graduate qualification with

- a minimum of 60 credits at level 8 or above in a career-specific qualification

OR

- a minimum of 60 credits at level 8 or above in a people related field* (Alternative Pathway)

PLUS

-   Evidence of competency against CDANZ Competency Framework

To ensure the smooth processing of your application, please note that we require the following forms to be completed and supplied. Please email documents to info@cdanz.org.nz. On receipt of your application an invoice will be emailed to you.

  • Professional Membership application form
  • A verified* scanned copy of your qualifications. These must be career specific qualifications OR in a people-related field.
  • Competency Statement and Practice Study form. Please submit as a Word Doc in order for the Evaluators to add their comments.
  • Curriculum Vitae containing details of your relevant Career Practice and your employment history including dates 
  • Two written references, which are to be sent directly to CDANZ - see Guidelines & Referee Form
  • A copy of your Criminal Records Check dated no older than 3 months prior to the date you lodge your application. The process to obtain your Criminal Records Check is free but can take up to 20 days.

    *Note: A verified copy is where you photocopy the original qualification and take the original and the copy to a JP or a lawyer for the copy to be certified as a true copy. Please email the scanned copy with the JP or lawyer signature. Keep the original on file for possible later verification.

  • Fee: $247.00+GST Professional Annual Subscription plus $200.00+GST Joining, Evaluation and Administration Fee (Total $514.05 incl GST)

Please Note: If you are an existing member who completed the survey "Honouring the Intentions of existing members" then you have the option of upgrading your membership using the previous process and forms. Please contact the administrator to check your eligibility. The previous process and forms are here.

Full Membership

The minimum qualification for CDANZ Full membership is

- a minimum of 60 credits at level 7 in a career-specific qualification

OR

- a minimum of 120 credits at level 6 or above in a career-specific qualification

OR

- a minimum of 120 credits at level 6 or above in a people related field (Alternative Pathway)

PLUS Evidence of Competency

To ensure the smooth processing of your application, please note that we require the following forms to be completed and supplied. Please email documents to info@cdanz.org.nz. On receipt of your application an invoice will be emailed to you. 

  • Full Member application form.
  • A verified scanned copy of your qualifications. These must be career specific qualifications OR in a people related field.
  • Competency Statement and Practice Study form. Please submit as a Word Doc in order for the Evaluators to add their comments.
  • Curriculum Vitae containing details of your relevant Career Practice and your employment history including dates.
  • Two written references, which are to be sent directly to CDANZ - See Guidelines & Referee Form
  • A copy of your Criminal Records Check no older than than 3 months prior to the date you lodge your application. The process to obtain your Criminal Records Check is free but can take up to 20 days. 
  • Fee: $247.00+GST Professional Annual Subscription plus $200.00+GST Joining, Evaluation and Administration Fee (Total $514.05 incl GST)

Please Note: If you are an existing member who completed the survey "Honouring the Intentions of existing members" then you have the option of upgrading your membership using the previous process and forms. Please contact the administrator to check your eligibility. The previous process and forms are here.

Student Membership

Student membership is for those currently studying a nationally recognised career development qualification (please see the list of career specific qualifications) , and will give full access to PD opportunities and CDANZ publications. 

  • Student Application form  Please email form and a document that confirms study to info@cdanz.org.nz. On receipt of your application an invoice will be emailed to you.
  • Fee: $55.00+GST plus $15+GST Joining Fee, Total $80,50 incl GST
  • A document that confirms study for a career development qualification eg fees receipt, letter from tutor etc.

Affiliate

Joining as an Affiliate allows those with an interest in the careers industry to particpate in events and receive newsletters and updates. An Affiliate does not hold voting rights and may not use post nominal membership letters.

  • Affiliate application form Please email form to info@cdanz.org.nz. On receipt of your application an invoice will be emailed to you.
  • Fee: $95.50+GST Annual Subscription plus $15+GST Joining Fee, Total $127.08 incl GST. 

Organisational Affiliate

Our Organisational Affiliate option is a great way to align your brand with CDANZ vision for professional career development for all New Zealanders. Connect your team with research, events and peers in the careers field and share your products and services with our member. 

We are not currently accepting applications for this membership type. We are redesigning the programme and will open for new expressions of interest in May 2021.