Before you begin: Application Requirements

Individuals wishing to apply to join the Register will require a CICA-endorsed Graduate Certificate in Career Development or higher, or an equivalent career development specific qualification. Please note that all current and past graduates of previously endorsed programs will be eligible to meet the requirements to join the Register.

You will need to provide a scanned copy of your original academic transcript and testamur. This will need to be uploaded as a PDF or JPEG file (up to 8Mb).

Applicants must be current Professional Members of a CICA Member Association. A copy of your current membership certificate or equivalent will be required. This will need to be uploaded as a PDF or JPEG file (up to 8Mb).

Equivalent Career Development Specific Qualifications

Equivalent career development specific qualifications refer to completed qualifications prior to the implementation of the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners and CICA Program Endorsement.

Applicants wishing to apply to join with equivalent career development specific qualifications and international qualifications will be required to map their qualifications to the core competencies of the CICA Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.

The mapping document will be provided to you to complete once your application has been received. The Australian Register Review Committee will review your completed mapping document against the Core Competencies of the CICA Professional Standards to determine suitability.

Protecting your Information

At the Career Industry Council of Australia, we are committed to protecting your privacy. The primary use for personal information obtained or held by the Register is to identify each applicant and maintain discrete, confidential records related to the assessment and registration of professional career development practitioners.

We use the information we collect about you to maximize the services that we provide to you and to help inform advocacy on your behalf about the Australian career industry. We respect the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by you and adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles and maintain security measures consistent with the guidance provided by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.