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2014 National Conference 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Association, CDAA is bringing the 2014 National Conference back to its spiritual home, Adelaide. 

The conference will be held from May 14 - 16 at the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide. 

The focus of the conference will be the changes, the expansion of services and the policy context across diverse industry sectors. 

More details, including registration, will be available shortly.

2013 National Conference

The 22nd annual conference of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) was held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, NSW 23-24 May 2013.

The 2013 Conference has been a great success and we would like to thank all delegates, speakers, presenters and sponsors for their attendance. 

A big thank-you also to all organisers, who made this great event possible once more.

We hope you found the sessions insightful and thought-provoking. Presentations will be uploaded to the website in coming weeks for your reference.  

We hope to be able to welcome you in Adelaide for the Association's 25th anniversary next year! Dates and a venue for the 2014 conference will be announced soon, and we will inform members and supporters as soon as this happens. 


E-Career Services Symposium presentations:

Opening session - View

Tannis Goddard breakout session - View

Dr Deirdre Hughes and Professor Jenny Brimrose breakout session - View

Jaana Kettunen breakout session - View

Conference presentations:

Keynote address - The Hon Peter Garrett MP - View

National Career Development Strategy - Helen McLaren, DEEWR - View (PDF)

Career Development: Resilience in chaotic times, Professor Robert Pryor - View

Research perspective of Career Development Greenpaper, Professor Martin Westwell - View

European lifelong policy and employability skill - Dr Raimo Vuorinen - View

Conference workshop presentations (in alphabetical order):

365 days of social media - and tertiary education promotion, Christine Scott, ANU (Silver Sponsor) - View (PDF)

ACE & career development: A partnership that just works, Mr Vaughn Koen, Northern Futures Inc - View (PDF)

An artful approach to empowering clients, Patricia Parish, University of Western Sydney, NSW - View (PDF)

A new way of looking at core skills for work, Ms Sue Goodwin, Ithaca Group, Queensland - View (PDF) 

A whole of school approach to developing student career management competencies, Ms Robyn Bailey, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand - View (PDF)

Best career education and guidance practices in uncertain times, Dr Lynette Reid and Dr Dale Furbish, AUT University, New Zealand - View (PDF)

Career Centre integrated web service, Ms Peta Pollock, Department of Training and Workforce Development, Western Australia - View (PDF)

Career management skills (CMS) as an explicit competence area in lifelong learning - implications to lifelong guidance practice and policy development, Dr Raimo Vuorinen, Coordinator, European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, Finland - View (PDF)

Fostering aspiration in low socio economic and indigenous communities to assist with meeting their career development in uncertain times - Mr Barry Ryan and Mr Alan Mcalpine, Queensland University of Technology - View (PDF)

How are universities modifying their career service delivery models to assist students with disabilities, Mark Glascodine, Bravo Consulting, Victoria - View (PDF)

Let’s get visual! Clarifying myers-Briggs® type using symbols and smiles, Ms Sue Blair, Personality Dynamics, New Zealand - View (PDF)

Results from the Career practitioner survey, Dr James Athanasou, University of Technology, Sydney, and Dr Mary McMahon, Career Industry Council of Australia - View (PDF)

Sharing the load: Creating partnerships that do more with less, Ms Lydia Najlepszy, Queensland Youth Industry Links - View (PDF) 

Some things are certain, Dr Brendan Goodger, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (Corporate Sponsor) - View (PDF)

The ABCD of delivering career education in a crowded university curriculum, Mr Jason Brown, La Trobe University, Victoria - View (PDF)

Work inspiration: Creating career conversations between employers and young people, Julie Bell, The Smith Family and Ian Palmer, School Industry Partnerships - View (PDF)

CDAA Conference Sponsors


A special thank-you goes to our 2013 conference partners.

Click here to see a full list of conference exhibitors and supporters.