CDAA’s vision is a career development profession recognised for excellence and valued by all Australians. One significant way we recognise this work is through our CDAA Awards for Excellence program, which was launched in 2013 as part of the Association's Framework for Excellence.

Designed to highlight outstanding achievements in the career development profession, the CDAA Awards for Excellence program consists of 4 award categories:

 Leadership Pillar   Policy Pillar 
 Excellence in Leadership
Excellence in influencing the development of our profession or association
 

 Excellence in Policy
Excellence in advocacy of career development policy within the communities we serve

 Research Pillar    Practice Pillar
 Excellence in Research
Excellence in creation and communications of new knowledge in career development
   Excellence in Practice
Excellence in the design and delivery of career development programs or services

 

The CDAA Excellence Awards are based on of the four categories of excellence:

For members of the CDAA, excellence is defined in these four categories. Two categories are “inward” focused; that is, the key beneficiaries of excellence in these two categories are the profession, and the CDAA itself. Two categories are “outward” focused; that is, the key beneficiaries of excellence in these two categories are our clients, constituents and stakeholders.

The recipients are announced at the CDAA Awards for Excellence presentation at the CDAA National Conference, receiving a number of award entitlements.