2017
Gold Coast
Careers
Festival
10-11 May

What's on

To supplement the high-quality of education and employment exhibitors we will have on offer, you can expect to see a raft of other interesting and engaging activities. There will be inspiring speakers from the Gold Coast business community sharing their advice on entering the workforce, an innovative start-up competition to inspire our young entrepreneurs, hands-on workshops to prepare jobseekers for the workforce and an international student zone to provide some tailored advice for our overseas friends.

All workshops are free entry but registrations are required. 

Workshops

More information on the exciting workshops coming soon.

Presentations

More information on the main stage presentations coming soon.

International Student Zone

more information coming soon

Employment Precinct

More information to come

#1

How to Choose a Career

With: John Gilders, Gen-Z Employment

Wednesday 10th 

9:10-9:30am

Are you are struggling to choose the career for you? Is it as simple as doing what you love, or is there some planning involved? Do you want help to navigate your way through the maze of employment and study opportunities on offer? This workshop will highlight the key areas that can guide you on the way to choosing a career.

#2

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time!

With: Bond University

Wednesday 10th 

10:40-11:00am

It's never too early to consider university requirements and opportunities, and this workshop will equip you with the tools to maximise your high school experience.  Get the edge on your peers and learn invaluable tips and tricks from highly successful Bond students who have been in your shoes!

#3

Resume Writing and Cover Letters

With: Monique Jeremiah, Exceptional Tuition and Resumes

Wednesday 10th 

13:40-14:00

Become a stand-out jobseeker through a well written resume which presents your best assets to the right employers and job positions.

#4

How to Support Students in Senior Years

With: John Gilders, Gen-Z Employment

Wednesday 10th May

16:30-16:50

The senior years are a busy and stressful time for school students. Deciding on a career and the appropriate course to get you there can be confusing. Join this workshop for tips on how to support your son or daughter as they prepare to finish their high school studies and make important career decisions.

#5

Answers to Selection Criteria and Government Suitability Statements

With: Monique Jeremiah, Exceptional Tuition and Resumes

Wednesday 10th May

17:00-17:20

Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates and secure that job by writing honest, well thought out and organised responses to position selection criteria.

#6

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time!

With: Bond University

Wednesday 10th May

14:10-14:30

It's never too early to consider university requirements and opportunities, and this workshop will equip you with the tools to maximise your high school experience.  Get the edge on your peers and learn invaluable tips and tricks from highly successful Bond students who have been in your shoes!

#7

How to Choose a Career

With: John Gilders, Gen-Z Employment

Thursday 11th May

9:10-9:30

Are you are struggling to choose the career for you? Is it as simple as doing what you love, or is there some planning involved? Do you want help to navigate your way through the maze of employment and study opportunities on offer? This workshop will highlight the key areas that can guide you on the way to choosing a career.

#8

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time!

With: Bond University

Thursday 11th May

10:40-11:00

It's never too early to consider university requirements and opportunities, and this workshop will equip you with the tools to maximise your high school experience.  Get the edge on your peers and learn invaluable tips and tricks from highly successful Bond students who have been in your shoes!

#9

Resume Writing and Cover Letters

With: Monique Jeremiah, Exceptional Tuition and Resumes

Thursday 11th May

13:40-14:00

Become a stand-out jobseeker through a well written resume which presents your best assets to the right employers and job positions.

#10

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time!

With: Bond University

Thursday 11th May

14:10-14:30

It's never too early to consider university requirements and opportunities, and this workshop will equip you with the tools to maximise your high school experience.  Get the edge on your peers and learn invaluable tips and tricks from highly successful Bond students who have been in your shoes!

Getting there

G:Link If you are travelling on the G:link light rail system, disembark at the Broadbeach North stop and the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre will be directly in front of you.

Car If you are travelling by car the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is located on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive.

Bus If you are travelling by bus there is a bus stop directly in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway. There are also taxi and limousine ranks at the main entrance.

Parking The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre's car park entrance is at the northern end of the building, accessible from traffic lights off the Gold Coast Highway and the main driveway off T E Peters Drive. Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A $10 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for car parking at the centre.

Map The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of Broadbeach, on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive.

Cost FREE

Event Sponsors We would like to thank all of our valued event sponsors.

Bond University Sponsor Website

TAFE Queensland Sponsor Website

Southern Cross University Sponsor Website

Griffith University Sponsor Website

Exhibitors

Airways Aviation

Airways Aviation

Booth

Company Website

Aurora Training Institute

Aurora Training Institute

Booth

Company Website

Careers Australia

Careers Australia

Booth

Company Website

Queensland Police

Queensland Police

Booth

Company Website

Christian Heritage College

Christian Heritage College

Booth

Company Website

Digital Careers

Digital Careers

Booth

Company Website

Griffith College

Griffith College

Booth

Company Website

Griffith University Village

Griffith University Village

Booth

Company Website

J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd

J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd

Booth

Company Website

Enterprise & Training Company Limited

Enterprise & Training Company Limited

Booth

Company Website

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

Booth

Company Website

TAFE New South Wales

TAFE New South Wales

Booth

Company Website

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

Booth

Company Website

RACQ free2go

RACQ free2go

Booth

Company Website

Dynamite Studios

Dynamite Studios

Booth

Company Website

Defence Force Recruiting

Defence Force Recruiting

Booth

Company Website

Australian Institute of Creative Design

Australian Institute of Creative Design

Booth

Company Website

Prestige Service Training

Prestige Service Training

Booth

Company Website

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

Booth

Company Website

SAE Institute

SAE Institute

Booth

Company Website

Bond University

Bond University

Booth

Company Website

Griffith University

Griffith University

Booth

Company Website

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

Booth

Company Website

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland

Booth

Company Website

Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

Booth

Company Website

Air Gold Coast

Air Gold Coast

Booth

Company Website

BUSY At Work

BUSY At Work

Booth

Company Website

Envirotech

Envirotech

Booth

Company Website

Gold Coast Health

Gold Coast Health

Booth

Company Website

Exhibitor Details

Boasting an exciting new venue and running over two days, the Gold Coast Careers Festival will offer opportunities for exhibitors to engage with students, parents, job seekers, career changers and those looking to upskill or re-train.

We’re really excited about next year’s event and providing a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with your audience in an engaging, inspiring and effective way.

Schools Information

The 2017 Gold Coast Careers Festival will be an inspiring, engaging and all-encompassing event for students to explore study options, identify career pathways and discover current and future employment opportunities right here on the Gold Coast.

For students, planning their career journey can be daunting, challenging and exciting in equal measures. The 2017 Gold Coast Careers Festival will provide opportunities for students to not only get advice from a range of education and training providers, but to gain valuable insight into how their chosen study will transfer into current and emerging career opportunities.

Ensure your students don’t miss out on the Gold Coast’s largest and most comprehensive careers festival.

School Registration Form