Individual Membership

Individual membership of the Association is open to all individuals who are committed to the aims and objectives of the Association and seek to affiliate with the Association’s activities. The majority of members work in a post-secondary educational institution and provide a range of career education and development services to students or graduates of that institution and relevant stakeholders. Individual Membership is differentiated on the basis of qualifications and the requirement for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) varies depending on membership level. Professional (CICA) or Associate (CICA) membership is in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and its Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners. The classes of membership are as follows:

 

Subscription: Entry level membership is open to all individuals who are committed to the aims and objectives of the Association and seek to affiliate with the Association’s activities. There are no specific requirements for qualifications and membership fees can be accepted immediately upon receipt of a Subscription Membership application.  Subscriptions members hold all rights and privileges of the Association as an Individual Member, but may not vote in official meetings, may not hold offices of the Association, including committee roles. CPD requirement = 0 hours

Associate (CICA): individuals are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and have completed and had recognised minimum Certificate IV qualifications in Career Development OR alternate pathway to Associate status as may be approved case by case in line with NAGCAS policy by the Management Committee and thus meet the requirements for Associate Career Development Practitioner as defined by the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners and its associated policies and procedures. Associate (CICA) members hold all rights and privileges of the Association and may vote in official meetings and may hold offices of the Association. CPD requirement = 15 hours

Associate: individuals are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and have completed and had recognised minimum Certificate IV qualifications OR alternate pathway to Associate status as may be approved case by case in line with NAGCAS policy by the Management Committee. Associate members hold all rights and privileges of the Association may vote in official meetings and may hold offices of the Association. CPD requirement = 15 hours

Professional (CICA): individuals are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and have completed and had recognised minimum Graduate Certificate or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications OR alternate pathway to Professional (CICA) status as may be approved case by case in line with NAGCAS policy by the Management Committee and thus meet the requirements for Professional Career Development Practitioner as defined by the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners and its associated policies and procedures. Professional (CICA) members hold all rights and privileges of the Association may vote in official meetings and may hold offices of the Association. CPD requirement = 30 hours

Professional: individuals who are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and have completed and had recognised minimum Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications OR alternate pathway to Professional status as may be approved case by case in line with NAGCAS policy by the Management Committee. Professional members hold all rights and privileges of the Association may vote in official meetings and may hold offices of the Association. CPD requirement = 30 hours

Students: There is no separate student membership category. Anyone undertaking studies or further studies in career development or other qualifications may request to join the Association at Subscription membership level. Depending on previous qualifications, and on confirmation of cited qualifications, students may be classified at Associate (CICA), Associate, Professional (CICA) or Professional membership category

 

NAGCAS Institutional Membership

Each representative on the Institutional Representatives Committee will first be an individual member of NAGCAS and will be a person who satisfies the qualifications suitable for membership within a post-secondary educational institution with the responsibility for the co-ordination of the provision of such services.

For the purposes of the registration of the Careers Service, the post-secondary educational institution may have one or more campuses or Careers Services but only one person can be nominated as Representative of the Careers Service of that Institution. The nomination of a Representative is an internal matter for the Institution, so that each Institution may only have one vote.

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