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About Career Development

Work-related needs and preferences evolve and change continuously throughout life. At the same time, the world of work is continuously evolving and adapting to economic, political and social changes.

Career development focuses on enabling people to develop the skills to manage these challenges, make good decisions about their working lives, and maximise their contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

About Career Development Practitioners

Career development practitioners provide services that help people manage their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information. They assist individuals and organisations to prepare for their futures by making informed decisions about career and workforce development.

Career practitioners work in a range of settings including schools, TAFEs, universities, corporate organisations, government agencies and private practice. They provide services that help people manage their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information.

Job titles used by CDAA members include - career educator, career counsellor, performance management consultant, rehabilitation consultant, researcher, human resources officer, work experience coordinator, employment services advisor, career coach and youth worker.

Career Development Services