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ACT Careers Association


Established in 2020, the ACT Careers Association (ACTCA) provides support and services to ACTCA members.

ACTCA membership is made up of career development practitioners, career educators, staff working in education and training institutions, individuals interested in connecting with the careers community, business and relevant stakeholders. All members are united in the common aim to advance career development in the ACT and Capital region.

Our Purpose

The ACTCA’s purpose is to build the specialist skills and knowledge of our professional and associate members to be leaders of excellence in career development, and support all our members to provide evidence-based career development services to children and young people in the ACT and Capital region.

Our Goals


Providing and promoting professional development opportunities aligned to the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners (2019).


Strengthening member networking and sharing innovative and evidence-based career practice.


Building collaborative partnerships with local industry, relevant stakeholders and career development associations in the ACT and Capital region.


Advocating for the delivery of career education as a teaching area requiring expertise, and career counselling as a specialist field of guidance in all ACT and Capital region children and young people.

ACTCA Strategic Plan 2023-2026

The ACTCA Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026 is a four year plan that outlines the Association’s future direction
and strategic goals.

ACTCA Membership

ACTCA membership categories are:

  • Professional
  • Associate
  • Collegial
  • Industry

ACTCA Awards

ACT Careers Association CDP of the Year Award
ACT Careers Association Innovation in Career Development Award
Life Member Award and Nomination Form

Upcoming Events

The ACTCA organises webinars, presentations, workshops, industry visits, meetings and networking events to support member professional development and promote professional growth.

The Association also promotes professional learning events delivered by career industry experts that are grounded in research and evidence, and aligned to CICA’s Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.