Join - Professional Member

Professional Membership is available to individuals who work in the career development profession, and can evidence completion of a Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) endorsed Graduate Certificate in Career Development or Vocational Graduate Certificate in Career Development, or meet the alternative pathway criteria.

Conditions of Membership Application:

  • Members of the CDAA agree to uphold the CDAA Code of Ethics.
  • Members of the CDAA agree to abide by the Professional Standards for Australian Career Practitioners.
  • When the application and supporting evidence demonstrates the Professional Membership criteria (either direct entry or alternative pathway), the National Membership Committee will approve the application.
  • A Professional Membership applicant once approved must pay the joining fee and membership category fee, or agreement must be reached regarding invoicing, prior to the new membership being activated.
  • The CDAA is committed to the privacy, protection and security of personal information it collects and receives and to ensuring it complies with the Privacy Act 1988 as amended. CDAA Privacy Policy
  • This application for membership is governed by the CDAA Terms of Use and relevant Consumer Law.


Is your employer a corporate member? If so, apply here to receive membership discount.

For more information about the different application pathways, click here.