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.

Please read before applying

  • In order to apply for membership, you will first need to create an account on this website. To do this click the "log in" button on the top right of the webpage and then click "Create an Account."
  • You cannot save a draft membership application. Please ensure you have gathered all the documentation required for the membership type you intend to apply for before starting the process.
  • If you are in the process of making an application and you leave your computer idle for 20 minutes or more the system will time out for security reasons. If this happens you will lose your work. Please choose an appropriate time to make your application where you know you will have no distractions.
  • See below for the entry requirements for each membership type and when ready then apply for membership.  
  • If you need any assistance please contact info@cdanz.org.nz

Apply for membership


NB. Existing CDANZ members at the time of the SGM 2 March 2021, who were actively working towards Associate or Professional Membership can apply for Professional or Full/Associate membership using the criteria of the old system.  Read more here and check with the Administrator if this applies to you.

Full Membership

Entry Requirements of Full Membership

The minimum qualification for CDANZ Full membership is:

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Before making your online application you will need to prepare the following documentation to be uploaded as part of your application. You will need:

  • Verified scanned copies of your qualifications. These must be career specific qualifications OR in a people related field.
  • A Curriculum Vitae containing details of your relevant Career Practice and your employment history including dates.
  • Two referees - 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.
  • 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.
  • Competency Statement and Practice Study. Some people are able to complete this in 3-4 hours, others take several days. Please give yourself time to reflect on the questions and prepare your response. Please upload your files as a Word Doc so our Evaluation Team can add their comments.

Fees for Full Membership
  • Joining, Evaluation and Administration Fee - $200.00+GST (Total $514.05 incl GST)
  • Annual Subscription for new members - $247.00+GST

If you were a Student, Subscriber or Associate Member of CDANZ prior to 2/3/2021 and registered for transitional support please contact info@cdanz.org.nz as you may be eligible for a discounted subscription of $210+GST this year. As of 2022 all Full Member subscriptions will be $247+GST.

Responsibilities of Full Membership

Full Members are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional development, logging these in our online CPD module, and submitting them to CDANZ at renewal time
  • Uphold CDANZ Code of Ethics and rules of the Association
  • Manage your CDANZ Dashboard and Profile
  • Answer CDANZ Ethical Questions and provide a current copy of your Criminal Record Check each year upon renewal
Full Membership (Provisional)

The membership committee will assess your application and may choose to approve it, decline it or approve it with Provisional status. 

If you are granted Full Membership (Provisional) you hold all the same rights and benefits as a Full Member but the committee has indicated that you may have a gap or weakness in one or more areas of the CDANZ Competency Framework. We will request that you develop a learning plan indicating how you will address those gaps in the next year. You will provide evidence that you have completed this learning upon renewal (or earlier if you wish). At that point the committee can elect to remove the Provisional status. If you fail to complete the required learning the Membership Committee reserves the right to revoke membership at renewal. 


Professional Membership

Entry Requirements for Professional Membership

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

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Before making your online application you will need to prepare the following documentation to be uploaded as part of your application. You will need:

  • Verified scanned copies of your qualifications. These must be career specific qualifications OR in a people related field.
  • A Curriculum Vitae containing details of your relevant Career Practice and your employment history including dates.
  • Two referees - 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.
  • Competency Statement and Practice Study. Some people are able to complete this in 3-4 hours, others take several days. Please give yourself time to reflect on the questions and prepare your response. Please upload your files as a Word Doc so our Evaluation Team can add their comments.

Fees for Professional Membership

  • Joining, Evaluation and Administration Fee - $200.00+GST (Total $514.05 incl GST)
  • Annual Subscription for new members - $247.00+GST

Responsibilities of Professional Membership

Full Members are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional development, logging these in our online CPD module, and submitting them to CDANZ at renewal time
  • Uphold CDANZ Code of Ethics and rules of the Association
  • Manage your CDANZ Dashboard and Profile
  • Answer CDANZ Ethical Questions and provide a current copy of your Criminal Record Check each year upon renewal
Professional Membership (Provisional)

The membership committee will assess your application and may choose to approve it, decline it or approve it with Provisional status. 

If you are granted Professionall Membership (Provisional) you hold all the same rights and benefits as a Professional  Member but the committee has indicated that you may have a gap or weakness in one or more areas of the CDANZ Competency Framework. We will request that you develop a learning plan indicating how you will address those gaps in the next year. You will provide evidence that you have completed this learning upon renewal (or earlier if you wish). At that point the committee can elect to remove the Provisional status. If you fail to complete the required learning the Membership Committee reserves the right to revoke membership at renewal. 


Student membership

Student membership is for those currently studying a nationally recognised career development qualification. There are no professional development requirements associated with Student Membership.

Before making your online application you will need to prepare the following documentation to be uploaded as part of your application. You will need:

  • A document that confirms study for a career development qualification eg fees receipt, letter from tutor etc.

Student Membership Fee:

  • Joining Fee - $15.50+GST
  • Annual Subscription - $55.00+GST

Affiliate (Individual)

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

Individuals apply now to be an Affiliate of CDANZ.

Affiliate (Individual) Fees:

  • Joining Fee - $15.00+GST
  • Annual Subscription - $95.50+GST


Affiliate (Organisation)

Becoming an CDANZ Organisational Affiliate is a great way to align your organisation with CDANZ vision of excellence in career development for all Aotearoa. This relationship will connect your team with research, events and peers in the careers field. It will also enable you to share your brand, products and services with our diverse membership.

We are currently reviewing the Organisational Affiliate programme and will re-open for expressions of interest in late 2021. For more information please contact president@cdanz.org.nz.


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.



CDANZ New Membership Applicants FAQ.

1. My qualification is not on the NZQA Framework. What do I do?

If you have an overseas qualification, Immigration New Zealand may have already assessed this against the NZQA framework. Immigration NZ has a list of common international qualifications that have been assessed and identify the NZQA Level they are equivalent with. Check the list to see if your qualification has been assessed and has a NZQA assigned level. If it does, please submit a screen shot of this with your application (including a verified copy of your qualification and your academic transcript).

Link: https://www.immigration.govt.n...

*Please note this qualification list is not a list of CDANZ Approved qualifications. It is just a list of qualifications Immigration NZ have had assessed against the NZQA Framework.

If your qualification is not on the above list, you can apply to NZQA to have your qualification assessed to determine if it a NZQA Level 6 or above equivalent. The cost is $445.00 per qualification. You must submit the Qualification profile in English and your academic transcript. Please see the link below for further information.

Link: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/quali...

Once NZQA has assessed your qualification, they will issue you with a recognition statement, verifying the qualification on the NZQA framework. Please submit the NZQA recognition statement with your application (including a verified copy of your qualification and your academic transcript).


2. Under Alternative Pathways, is my qualification recognised as a relevant qualification?

A. Your qualification needs to be in a people related field, with 120 credits at level 6 or above.
B. Your academic transcript needs to be made up of papers relevant to the CDANZ competency framework.
C. Each qualification and supporting academic transcript is reviewed together to determine if your qualification is approved by CDANZ, as relevant.
D. Unless you hold a career specific qualification at level 6 or above, your qualification and supporting academic transcript will need to be reviewed as part of the application process to determine if it is accepted.


3. What qualification documents do I need to submit as part of my application?

1. A verified copy of your qualification.
2. Your academic transcript.
3. Verification that your qualification is at NZQA Level 6 or above, if your qualification is not on the NZQA Framework.