Careers Festival

Schools Information

The 2018 Gold Coast Careers Festival was 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 2019 Gold Coast Careers Festival will provide opportunities for students to not only get advice from a range of quality education and training providers, but to gain valuable insight into how their chosen study will transfer into current and emerging career opportunities.

Study Gold Coast offers a free 50 seater bus provided by Murrays for every 100 students registered by a school.

Ensure your students don’t miss out on the Gold Coast’s largest and most comprehensive careers event and register your school today.

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Getting there

Venue Details The Gold Coast Event Centre was completed in 2015 and is the new home of events on the Gold Coast. Located within the Gold Coast Turf Club precinct, the 2,500-square metre venue can accommodate 88 exhibition booths.

There is direct access from the exhibition hall to the vast outdoor lawn area which will feature interactive displays, a stage and food trucks at the 2019 Gold Coast Careers Festival.

Car If you are travelling by car the Gold Coast Events Centre is located on Racecourse Drive Bundall.

Parking The Gold Coast Events Centre has a car park located at the front of the venue. Parking is FREE of charge.

Free Entry The Gold Coast Careers Festival is a FREE event and there is no need to pre-register.

Festival Overview

The annual Gold Coast Careers Festival is the largest and most comprehensive careers event on the Gold Coast and one of the largest in Queensland.

2019 Gold Coast Careers Festival Dates & Times

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 9am – 6pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 | 9am – 3pm


Gold Coast Event Centre, Bundall (adjacent to the Gold Coast Turf Club)

The Gold Coast Careers Festival brings together educators, high schools, students, parents, career advisors, prospective students and job seekers in an interactive and dynamic environment.

Explore over 50 education and training providers including Griffith University, Bond University, Southern Cross University, UQ, QUT, TAFE Queensland and many others.

Ignite your passion in a career you may not have previously considered. Gain practical advice and guidance from industry experts. Experience demonstrations and presentations, as well as live entertainment.

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is open to the public and best of all – it’s FREE! You don’t need to register, just head along to the venue for your opportunity to speak to over 60 exhibitors, including some of the city’s biggest employers. Join us for the 2019 Gold Coast Careers Festival to speak with some of our great Gold Coast educators and employers about your great Gold Coast career!

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is presented by Study Gold Coast.

Free car parking available at the venue.

For enquiries, contact Study Gold Coast on 07 5556 6100 or email us


Bond University

Bond University

At Bond University, our personal approach to learning sets us apart. You won’t be just a number; studying in small classes, your professors and tutors will know you by name. You’ll have
unparalleled access to the latest technologies and facilities, leading to better results and employment outcomes. With our accelerated degrees, you’ll graduate faster and more prepared for the workforce. That’s why we have been rated number one for student experience 13 years in a row*.

As a Bond student, you’ll always stand out from the crowd, now and after you graduate.

*Rated on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website

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Griffith University

Griffith University

At Griffith, we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. Created to be a different kind of university, we know that success often comes from being an exception to the norm. We believe in the potential for all people to be remarkable—to be courageous, to capture opportunity, to make a difference and change the future.

Ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Griffith consistently performs in the top 300 of the major international indices. Our high-quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future and are developed in consultation with industry and based on cutting-edge research.

Our students gain the academic knowledge of a world-class university, as well as the skills and confidence that employers want. Through industry placements and projects for industry clients, students put what they learn in the classroom into practice and gain valuable contacts before they graduate.

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Southern Cross

Southern Cross

Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast. Our campuses are located at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast and at Lismore and Coffs Harbour in NSW. We are proud of our reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve, to create change that has impact around the world. The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations – from cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living aboratories of great natural beauty and ecological diversity, right next to the campus. Southern Cross delivers degrees on campus and online, with a rich academic portfolio covering a range of disciplines. The University is home to nine research centres. In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of ‘at world standard’ or above in 24 research fields.

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Defence Force Recruiting

Booth 1-5 Outdoor Lawn

Griffith University

Booth 6-8 13-15

Griffith College

Booth 11-12

Bond University

Booth 16-19 22-25

Air Gold Coast

Booth 20

JMC Academy

Booth 27

SAE Institute

Booth 33-35

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Region

Booth 36-38 43-45 Outdoor Lawn

BUSY At Work

Booth 40

Letz Live

Booth 42

Southern Cross University

Booth 46-47 52-53


Booth 55


Booth 56


Booth 65


Booth 81

Tafe NSW

Booth 83


Booth 85


Booth Outside Lawn

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