Life
Life Membership is bestowed on a Professional or Fellow Member in recognition of their outstanding service and leadership to CDAA. It is not a category for which a member can apply; they must be nominated for consideration by another CDAA member.

Fellow
Fellow Membership is available by upgrade application for proactive Professional Members of CDAA or another CICA member association for a minimum of ten years who has demonstrated significant contribution and leadership to the field of career development.

Professional
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, and evidence Competency in the Core Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners; or meet the alternative pathway criteria.

Associate
Associate Membership is available to individuals who work in the career development profession and can evidence completion of a minimum academic qualification associated with the profession, or meet the alternative pathway criteria.

Student
Student Membership is available to individuals undertaking career development studies toward the status of Associate Member or Professional Member, usually with the objective of undertaking professional employment or establishing their own professional business within the career development arena.

Subscription
Subscription Membership is available to individuals who do not practice in the career development profession, but have an interest in being informed of current matters pertaining to career development and/or the CDAA.

Honorary
Honorary Membership is available by invitation only to individuals of significant reputation within the profession who are active or were previously active, in a senior role(s) in a not-for -profit organisation with similar objectives to the CDAA, whom the Association wishes to honour or partner to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.

Affiliate

Affiliate Membership is available by invitation only to not-for -profit organisations with similar objectives to the CDAA with whom the Association is partnering to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.

Retired
Retired Membership is available to individuals who were members of the CDAA when they were working and now retired, have an interest in continuing to be informed of current matters pertaining to career development and/or the Association.