As per the Framework for Provision of Career Development Services, we were established to function as the Professional Body for Career Development Practitioners in South Africa
SACDA is one of the key stakeholders in the Outcome 5.1 Task Team, a team whereby the Minister of Higher Education and Training was tasked in 2010 to coordinate career development activities in the country. The Framework for Provision of Career Development Services (Information, Advice and Guidance) in South Africa is one of Government’s outputs relating to the Delivery Agreement Outcome 5: A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.
The Framework was developed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in consultation with representatives from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the Department of Labour (DoL), the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), the National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB), the Universities South Africa (USAf), the South African College Principals Association (SACPO), South African Careers Development Association (SACDA) and the South African Graduates Development Association (SAGDA).
As per the Framework for Provision of Career Development Services, SACDA is established to:
- Function as the PB for CDPs in South Africa;
- Grow and develop the professional status of career development in South Africa;
- Establish and maintain minimum standards for career development delivery;
- Promote the role of Life Orientation teachers, career information officers, career advisors and career counsellors;
- Improve the continued professional development of Life Orientation teachers, career information officers, career advisors and career counsellors;
- Develop competency requirements for career development practitioners;
- Assist the development and education of members as professionals; and
- Respond to government policy initiatives.