Career Development Association of New Zealand


Draft Competency Framework

Draft Competency Framework

Facilitated Workshops

Nationwide / April 2018

We are excited to announce a series of facilitated workshops being held throughout New Zealand so you, our members, can have your say on the CDANZ Draft Competency Framework. The workshops are free and attendees may claim 2 hours of CDANZ Professional Development. 

Previous Briefing Papers to CDANZ members have identified the work of the Professionalism Project, which formally began in 2014. Three key questions underpin the project: What is professionalism? Why does it matter? For whom?
The current focus is on strengthening the CDANZ Professional Standards.
This year we are developing a Competency Framework for CDANZ, encompassing the comprehensive work carried out by past CDANZ members, an analysis of international models in the careers field, and an assessment of best practice in other professions. From this work the project team has developed a comprehensive set of competencies which have recently been through subject-expert analysis and peer review.
We are now delighted to introduce the Draft Competency Framework to our membership for examination and feedback. The Competency Framework has been drafted for, and on behalf of, our members, and therefore your understanding and input into this process is core to its success. Once complete, the Competency Framework will inform future professional development on offer, form the basis of identifying Alternative Pathways to Professional Membership and give a clear framework for qualification providers.
In Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, we will be presenting face-to-face workshops where we have a resident project team member. In other regional branches, a meeting will be held where members will view a video from the Professionalism Project Team, receive resources, and gather member feedback through a facilitated workshop.

While the workshops are free registration is essential. Click below to register:

Wednesday 11 April, 9am to 11am
WorkSpace, 24 Finalyson Street, Whangarei
Monday 23 April, 6pm to 8pm
Careers Directorate TEC, 65 New North Rd, Eden Terrace
Wednesday 11 April, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
TEC and ERO Offices, Pohutukawa Room, Level 2 65 Bryce Street 
Bay of Plenty
Members will be contacted via special email
Thursday 12 April, 1pm to 3pm
TEC Offices Palmerston North
NB. This follows the Max and Frances Harre event. Separate registrations are required. 
Members will be contacted via special email
Gisborne / Hawkes Bay
Details to follow
Thursday 12 April, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
TEC Conference Room Level 9, 44 The Terrace
Nelson Marlborough
Wednesday 11 April, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
H111, NMIT on the north-east corner of Nile and Alton Streets, entrance off Alton Street

Wednesday 18 April, 5pm to 7pm
L202 Rakaia Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras St, Christchurch

Thursday 19 April, 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start
Room H601, Otago Polytech

Do take this opportunity to have your say about the future CDANZ Competency Framework. We look forward to your input and participation. 

If you cannot make your local meeting please contact to contribute independently. All feedback is due by April 28. Read the Draft Competency Framework. Download your feedback form.