The Professional Body for Career Development Practitioners in South Africa

Complete the registration and you will become an associate member.


SACDA Objectives

The Association is a public, non-profit Organization established for the following objectives:

  • To promote career development in the region
  • To coordinate career development practices in the region
  • To maintain minimum standards for career development delivery in the region
  • To provide a range of services which add value to our professional members
  • To promote the role of career development practitioners in the region
  • To spearhead the continuous development of members as professionals
  • To collaborate and respond to national and government initiatives

SACDA Portfolio

The Association is in the process of:

  • Being recognised as a professional body through SAQA
  • Partnering with the ETDP SETA as an Assessment Quality Partner through QCTO
  • Finalising the Code of Ethics (CoE) for career development practitioners
  • Finalising the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) structure
  • Compiling a register of career development practitioners in Southern Africa
  • Finalising the various membership categories for career development
  • Developing a range of products and services to support our members
The Southern African Career Development Association (SACDA) is a public, non-profit organisation that has been established to professionalise career development in Southern Africa. We have hosted both national and international career development conferences and are now poised to take the profession forward at community level together with our public and private partners.
We are in the process of finalising recognition as a professional body with SAQA. There were a number of lengthy processes that were required in order to meet SAQA quality standards as a professional body. We believe we are now at the point where we meet all the necessary criteria and will keep you informed of progress on this. We will endeavor to have the SAQA recognition process finalised during the course of this year. Click on the following link to find the SAQA 12th Chairperson’s Lecture on Career Development.
We are working with the ETDP SETA to make provision for the delivery of the qualification they are developing for the QCTO. The QCTO policy for Development Quality Partners’ (DQP) states that on recommendation of the Community of Expert Practitioners, the AQP must recommend to the QCTO an Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) that will develop qualification assessment specifications, manage external summative assessments and sign Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with the QCTO. We will keep you posted on this critical partnership.

Career development has a pivotal role to play in society.

Dr Maximus Sefotho

Board Member