NAGCAS Individual Membership

Individual Membership of NAGCAS is based upon an individual person being an employee of a post-secondary educational institution and having a substantive role in the provision of career development services to students or graduates of that institution.

Ordinarily an Individual Member will be an employee of, or have a recognised relationship with a Careers Service entity within a post-secondary educational institution.

Individual Membership is also differentiated on the basis of a NAGCAS formal acknowledgement of a person as a Professional Career Development Practitioner according to the policies and procedures of the Career Industry Council of Australia and its Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.

The classes of membership are as follows:
1.1.1 Individual Member (Category A): individuals who are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and who do not meet the requirements for Professional Career Development Practitioner or Associate Career Development Practitioner as defined by the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners and its associated policies and procedures. Category A members hold all rights and privileges of the Association, may vote in meetings and may hold offices of the Association.

1.1.2 Individual Member (Category B): individuals who are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and who 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. Category B members hold all rights and privileges of the Association, may vote in official meetings and may hold offices of the Association.

1.1.3 Individual Member (Category C): individuals who are employed or contracted to work within the post-secondary education sector and who 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. Category C members hold all rights and privileges of the Association, may vote in official meetings and may hold offices of the Association.

1.1.4 Affiliate Member (Category D): individuals who do not work within the post-secondary education sector yet are committed to the aims and objectives of the Association, and seek to affiliate with the Associations’ activities. Affiliate Members hold all rights and privileges of the Association as an Individual Member, but may not vote in official meetings and may not hold offices of the Association.

1.1.5 Student Member (Category E): Individuals who are currently undertaking accredited career development studies, who do not work currently work within the post-secondary education sector, yet are committed to the aims and objectives of the Association and seek to affiliate with the Associations’ activities. Student Members hold all rights and privileges of the Association as an Individual Member, but may not vote in official meetings and may not hold offices of the Association.

NAGCAS Institutional Membership

In addition to Individual Membership, NAGCAS will provide for institutional representation through the Institutional Representatives Committee.

Each representative on the Institutional Representatives Committee will be a person who satisfies the qualifications suitable for membership as defined in section 4.3 of this Constitution 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.