About CDAA


Advancing Professional Career Discovery & Growth.

The Career Development Association Australia (CDAA) is a vibrant, passionate, and connected professional community of multi-sectoral career development practitioners and like-minded partners. We are committed to supporting all Australians at all stages of their working lives, and proud of the positive impact Career Development creates in the lives of our clients.

The CDAA is a membership association of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA).

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We support each other in developing and improving delivery of equitable access for all Australians to professional, ethical, informed and individually appropriate Career Development services. 


Governance 
 
The Career Development Association Australia - CDAA (formerly Australian Association of Career Counsellors - AACA) is a member-service incorporated association registered in South Australia since February 1989.
 
The Association’s operations are governed by the CDAA Constitution and managed by a National Executive Committee elected from within the membership. It has Divisions in every state and territory which are run by member-elected Division Committees.
 

 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report

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Linda Jeffrey

President
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Kate Flaherty

Vice President
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Mariana Joseph

Secretary
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Stephen Wyatt

Treasurer
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Paul Armstrong

Member
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Michelle Miller

Member
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Leonie Stanfield

Member
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CDAA Members Working with Adult Clients Survey

In September 2022, CDAA conducted a survey of members working with adult clients.

Almost 1 in 5 (19%) of CDAA Fellow, Professional and Associate members working with adult clients generously gave their responses (126). We think this makes the information representative of the membership.

View the complete survey results here. Download the infographic here.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

In the spirit of reconciliation the CDAA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.