The entry-level qualification for working in the career development profession in Australia is a Certificate IV in Career Development, which provides for CDAA Associate membership. Further qualifications in career development are available at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master and Doctorate levels, which provide for CDAA Professional membership.

Qualification Pathway

Career Development Courses

Below is a list of the ASQA and TEQSA accredited providers of career development qualifications in Australia. This list is believed accurate as at September 2020. Please report any errors or omissions to

Some of these courses are also endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), which ensures that content being delivered aligns to the Core Competencies of the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.

  Certificate IV Graduate Certificate  Graduate Diploma  Masters 
Australian Catholic University     Y    Y
Australian National Institute of Business & Technology      Y    Y
Betterlink Group   Y      
Career Education Association of Victoria   Y  Y    
Interskills Training   Y      
James Cook University     Y    Y
Jigsaw Training  Y  Y    
Queensland University of Technology     Y    Y
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology     Y  Y  
Skills Recognition International   Y  Y    
Cairnmillar Institute   Y      
University of Queensland     Y    Y
University of Southern Queensland     Y  Y  Y
Worklinks   Y      
Career Development Centre   Y  Y     
Blueprint Career Development   Y      


CDAA is not an accrediting or endorsing body and this information does not constitute real or implied endorsement or quality assurance of any provider or qualification by CDAA.