Members are welcome from every sector of the profession

Individuals who work in transition and career development in primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors and those who are keen to stay informed with current career development practice are encouraged to join.

Career development embraces career education information, advice, guidance and career management.

All members are required to abide by the NZ CATE Code of Ethics.

Applying for CATE Membership is easy

Or, download the Membership Application Form (PDF) and send it to

On acceptance, your application will be forwarded to the Regional Executive members. You will receive a copy of the Constitution, Handbook and Code of Ethics and an invoice will be emailed to you for payment.

The benefits of becoming a CATE member

Representation and Advocacy

The CATE Executive consults and listens to their members.

Their role is to advocate on your behalf to lobby for ongoing improvement of career education in New Zealand schools. National representation at MOE/TEC level to effect change.


Build your networks both regionally and nationally. Mentee and mentor opportunities to support members in their role.


Access career education resources and tools through “members’ section.


Monthly newsletter from the Kaiārahi and regular newsletters from the President of CATE NZ.


Shared resources, ideas. best practice case studies on the CATE NZ website. Opportunity for you to share your successes.


Connect with each other and keep up dated on the latest developments in Career Education.

Membership Association

Close working relationship with other professional bodies such as CDANZ and CDAA (Australia).

Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities through Cate regional meetings and workshops, national Kaiārahi workshops and the annual CATE conference.