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

Presentations

International Student Zone

More information coming soon

Employment Precinct

More information coming soon

GC2018 Jobs Village

Learn more about the job opportunities available with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Beyond Tomorrow : The Human Revolution

Join award winning Global Futurist Chris Riddell on an incredible journey into the future of our blended world, where you are now at the centre of everything.

Careers in Sports Medicine- 9:40am- 10:00am

With: Dr Paul Butterworth, School of Health and Human Sciences-Southern Cross University

Learn about the roles and career opportunities for podiatrists and pedorthists in the area of sports medicine.

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time! 10:40am - 11:00am

With: Bond University

 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! 

Queensland Hotel School- 11:10am- 11:30am

With: TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Find out how you can broaden your career opportunities through the International Hospitality Service Program. This is an exclusive program designed to develop     frontline food and beverage service skills for work in luxury five and six star properties with work experience at the Gold Coast’s leading hotels and resorts. Try   your hand at silver service with a fun twist in this workshop presented by TAFE QLD Gold Coast.

How to Choose a Career 11:40am- 12pm

With: John Gilders, Gen-Z Employment

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.

Careers in Sports Medicine- 12:10pm- 12:30pm

With: Dr Paul Butterworth, School of Health and Human Sciences- Southern Cross University

Learn about the roles and career opportunities for podiatrists and pedorthists in the area of sports medicine.

Health and Nursing- 1:10pm- 1:30pm

With: TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Discover a career in health and nursing through studying the many courses available at TAFE QLD Gold Coast. Get hands-on and try taking someone’s blood pressure plus other health tests, as well as watching our amazing virtual clinic lab tours.

Resume Writing and Cover Letters 1:40pm - 2:00pm

With: Monique Jeremiah, Exceptional Tuition and Resumes

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

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time! 2:10pm – 2:30pm

With: Bond University

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!

Sustainable Operations- 3:30pm-3:50pm

With: Teila-Anne Butler, Envirotech Education

Envirotech are champions in the education of sustainability practices and environmental awareness. The Diploma of Sustainable Operations complements, but does not duplicate, qualifications supplying technical skills related to engineering, chemical, environmental and other technical analyses. Come and see how studying with Envirotech Education can complement your existing skills and knowledge to improve sustainability in your work. 

Your Great Gold Coast Career- 4:00pm- 4:20pm

With: Jeff Wood, Executive Recruitment

Find out how to give yourself the best chance of getting a job on the Gold Coast. Jeff Wood from Executive Recruitment has 30 years’ experience in recruitment and human resources, working for well-respected companies including Talent2, Hays and Morgan & Banks. Join Jeff for this workshop encompassing resume preparation,  presentation, research and networking to maximise your employability and set you on a path towards a great career.

How to Support Students in Senior Years 4:30pm - 4:50pm

With: John Gilders, Gen-Z Employment

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.

Answers to Selection Criteria and Government Suitability Statements 5:00pm - 5:20pm

With: Monique Jeremiah, Exceptional Tuition and Resumes

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.

Careers in IT – Taking You into the Future- 9:40am- 10:00am

With: Carolyn Seton, School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University

Explore how technology is used in industry as well as our everyday lives. An activity involving Lego Mindstorms robots demonstrates how touch, movement and sound sensors can be used by simple programs.

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time!- 10:40am- 11:00am

With: Bond University

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!

How to Choose a Career - 11:40am- 12pm

With: John Gilders, Gen-Z Employment

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.

Careers in IT – Taking You into the Future- 12:10pm- 12:30pm

With: Carolyn Seton, School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University

Explore how technology is used in industry as well as our everyday lives. An activity involving Lego Mindstorms robots demonstrates how touch, movement and sound sensors can be used by simple programs.

Youth Work- 1:10pm- 1:30pm

With: TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Explore the diversity of youth work as it happens throughout the community services sector. A snapshot will be provided of what any given moment could look like for community workers covering areas such as group activities, drugs and alcohol, child safety, domestic violence, homelessness and how opportunities are created for positive outcomes through respect and empowerment. 

Resume Writing and Cover Letters- 1:40pm- 2:00pm

With: Monique Jeremiah, Exceptional Tuition and Resumes

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

Maximising your high school years – don’t waste your time!- 2:10pm- 2:30pm

With: Bond University

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!

MAIN STAGE – Wednesday 10 May

0920 - 0930

Welcome
Careers Festival Emcee

0930 - 0945

Careers with Animals
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and TAFE NSW

 Animal care courses are ideal if you love working with our furry and feathered friends! Come along and meet some of the animals from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see where a course in animal care can take you! TAFE NSW has a range of Certificate courses to get you started in the industry. 

0950 - 1005

 

Career Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Presented by Professor Elizabeth Roberts, School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University

Explore the diverse range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares students for a career in tourism and hospitality, providing a thorough understanding of tourism and hospitality management underpinned by core business skills -

Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management - SCU 

1010 - 1025

Recruitment Opportunities Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

1030 - 1045

Preparing for University – What You Need to be Doing Right Now
Bond University

Hear firsthand from current Bond University students on setting yourself on a pathway for success. How do you choose the right university course for you? Prepare for your future with these simple steps you can action right now. 

Bond University

1050 – 1105

Griffith University

1110 - 1125

Steps to Tertiary Study
QTAC

QTAC provides a one-stop shop for 16 higher education providers in Queensland and Northern NSW, across both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. Whether you’re a school-leaver applying for the first time or a prospective mature-age student craving a career change, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre is here to help you on your journey to tertiary study. 

1140 - 1155

 TAFE QLD Gold Coast

1210 - 1225

Gold Coast Health Careers – A World of Opportunities
Gold Coast Health

As one of the largest employers on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast Health offers a broad range of career opportunities from clinical and professionals to administration and support. Come and find out about the career roles that keep the Gold Coast hospital and health service running smoothly, providing quality care to the community.

1230 - 1245

Dance Performance
Dynamite Studios Academy

Don’t miss this showcase performance by the talented students from Dynamite Studios Academy! DSA is a high-end performing arts facility located in Upper Coomera, offering students quality training with industry professionals.

1250 - 1305

Career Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Presented by Professor Elizabeth Roberts, School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University

Explore the diverse range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares students for a career in tourism and hospitality, providing a thorough understanding of tourism and hospitality management underpinned by core business skills -

 

1310 – 1325

Preparing for University – What You Need to be Doing Right Now
Bond University

Hear firsthand from current Bond University students on setting yourself on a pathway for success. How do you choose the right university course for you? Prepare for your future with these simple steps you can action right now.

1330 - 1345

Griffith University

1350 – 1405

Defence Force Careers
Australian Defence Force

The Navy, Army and Air Force have one of the most diverse range of careers in the country. What’s more, the ADF pays you to study for your qualifications. Find out about the range of jobs available from pilot, medical officer, clerk and cook through to combat systems operator, vehicle mechanic and air traffic controller.

1410 – 1425

Fitness Demonstration
TAFE QLD Gold Coast

Find out about the range of fitness courses available through TAFE QLD Gold Coast and see it in action as fitness students take to the stage to facilitate a class.

Fitness Courses - TAFE QLD Gold Coast

1430

CLOSE
Careers Festival Emcee

MAIN STAGE – Thursday 11 May

0920 - 0930

Welcome
Careers Festival Emcee 

0930 - 0945

Careers with Animals
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and TAFE NSW

Animal care courses are ideal if you love working with our furry and feathered friends! Come along and meet some of the animals from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see where a course in animal care can take you! TAFE NSW has a range of Certificate courses to get you started in the industry. 

0950 - 1005

 

Career Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Presented by Professor Elizabeth Roberts, School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University

Explore the diverse range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares students for a career in tourism and hospitality, providing a thorough understanding of tourism and hospitality management underpinned by core business skills -

Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management - SCU 

1010 - 1025

 Recruitment Opportunities Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 

1030 - 1045

Preparing for University – What You Need to be Doing Right Now
Bond University

Hear firsthand from current Bond University students on setting yourself on a pathway for success. How do you choose the right university course for you? Prepare for your future with these simple steps you can action right now. 

Bond University

1050 – 1105

Griffith University

1110 - 1125

Steps to Tertiary Study
QTAC

QTAC provides a one-stop shop for 16 higher education providers in Queensland and Northern NSW, across both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. Whether you’re a school-leaver applying for the first time or a prospective mature-age student craving a career change, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre is here to help you on your journey to tertiary study. 

1140 - 1145

Build A Brick Wall
Presented by Graham Huxtable, Bricklaying Teacher
TAFE QLD Gold Coast

Watch and learn the process of building a brick wall. Discover how you can get hands-on experience and learn new skills through a trade –

Trades - TAFE QLD Gold Coast

1200 – 1215

Gold Coast Health Careers – A World of Opportunities
Gold Coast Health

As one of the largest employers on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast Health offers a broad range of career opportunities from clinical and professionals to administration and support. Come and find out about the career roles that keep the Gold Coast hospital and health service running smoothly, providing quality care to the community.

1230 - 1245

Dance Performance
Dynamite Studios Academy

Don’t miss this showcase performance by the talented students from Dynamite Studios Academy! DSA is a high-end performing arts facility located in Upper Coomera, offering students quality training with industry professionals.

1250 - 1305

Career Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Presented by Professor Elizabeth Roberts, School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University

Explore the diverse range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism industry. Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares students for a career in tourism and hospitality, providing a thorough understanding of tourism and hospitality management underpinned by core business skills -

 

1310 – 1325

Preparing for University – What You Need to be Doing Right Now
Bond University

Hear firsthand from current Bond University students on setting yourself on a pathway for success. How do you choose the right university course for you? Prepare for your future with these simple steps you can action right now.

1330 - 1345

Griffith University

1350 – 1405

Defence Force Careers
Australian Defence Force

The Navy, Army and Air Force have one of the most diverse range of careers in the country. What’s more, the ADF pays you to study for your qualifications. Find out about the range of jobs available from pilot, medical officer, clerk and cook through to combat systems operator, vehicle mechanic and air traffic controller.

1410 – 1425

Performance by TAFE QLD Gold Coast Music Students
TAFE QLD Gold Coast

Live music performance showcasing students studying the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice through TAFE QLD Gold Coast in partnership with the University of Canberra. The performance will feature original compositions using technology and software that is delivered at the Coomera Campus.

Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice - TAFE QLD Gold Coast

1430

CLOSE
Careers Festival Emcee

Beyond Tomorrow

With: Chris Riddell

Only at The Gold coast Careers Festival

This is the era of humanity where we are now augmenting with technology. The rules have changed forever, and we are now at a critical tipping point. With the pace of change being faster than it has ever been in history, we must adapt, and do it now. Everything we have seen in the last few years is only a taste of what is coming around the corner.

The most inspiring people in our world aren't afraid of change. They embrace it. Leaders of tomorrow see a world of opportunity, and they thrive in absolute chaos.

How will you be a leader of beyond tomorrow? Will you break the rules or follow them? Will you be an architect of ideas and experiences or will you let the world pass you by at hyperspeed?

Join award winning Global Futurist Chris Riddell on an incredible journey into the future of our blended world, where you are now at the centre of everything.

Welcome to the human revolution. Welcome to Beyond Tomorrow.

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

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