Careers Festival

 

Missed the 2021 Careers Festival? Watch some of the student panels from the event here

 

register your interest in being

an exhibitor in 2022.

 

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is your opportunity to meet local employers, as well as education and training providers all under one roof. Whether you’re a high school student, parent, career changer or returning to the workforce, the Careers Festival provides all of the information you need to plan your future career.

 

 

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Visitor Information

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in Queensland, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Whether you’re a high school student, parent, career changer or job seeker, the Careers Festival gives you access to a diverse collective of educators and employers, through an informative, interactive and engaging experience.

 

When:
Thursday 6 May - Saturday 8 May
9am - 3pm

 

Where:
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre,
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Public Transport

For easy access to the venue, public transport is a great option.

Please visit translink.com.au/gold-coast to plan your journey to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from your current location.

Parking

Undercover parking is available at the venue. Please follow event signage and the directions of parking attendants. Free parking is available on Saturday only. 

Free Entry

The event is free to enter. Registration and COVID check-in is required on entry to the Careers Festival.

WHAT TO DO

 

There’s so much to explore at this year’s Careers Festival. You can:

  • Learn about studying at university with Griffith University, Bond University and Southern Cross University
  • Learn about industry training with TAFE Queensland
  • Visit a range of educators across a wide range of study areas including trade, film, game design, graphic design, beauty therapy, makeup artistry, natural therapies and more
  • Speak with employers from a range of industries 
  • Speak with career advisors and use the Careers Explorer at the Study Gold Coast breakout area
  • Listen to talks and student panels aimed at helping you make decisions around your career path and study choices
  • Get hands-on experience with a range of workshops
 

THE GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE IS USING THE CHECK IN QLD app FOR CONTACT TRACING.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE app PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT TO Gold Coast Careers Festival. Visit this page for step-by-step instructions.

Once you’re set up, all you need to do on your visit is scan the QR code provided. These will be displayed at all entrances to the Centre and our team will be there to help if you have any issues. Everyone in your group needs to have their details registered, including children and infants.

 

 

Schools Information

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS:

The Careers Festival is the perfect chance for high school students to discover the many career pathways and opportunities available to them. On Thursday and Friday, our talks and workshops are designed with high school students in mind, where they can hear from first and second year tertiary students, get involved with hands-on workshops and have access to every significant education and training provider in the region. Ensure your students do not miss out on the Gold Coast’s largest and most comprehensive careers event.

 

FREE BUS TRANSPORT FOR ALL SCHOOLS 

This year, Study Gold Coast is offering complimentary bus transport to allow high schools to attend the Gold Coast Careers Festival. Your school must book by 21 April 2021 with a minimum of 50 seats to take advantage of this offer. 

Please contact Jenna Schroeder at [email protected] if you have any questions about this offer or wish to attend with your own school’s transportation.

 

What if your school isn’t attending? 

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is open on the Saturday to allow attendance outside of school hours. Bring along your friends and family to discover a world of opportunity and the pathways to your future career.

Register Your School Attendance

Book your bus
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Bond University

Bond University

In a world of universities - go to the one that stands out

At Bond, you will not become just another student in the background. You are always visible. Your lecturers will know you, your tutors will invest time in you, so your learning will get the attention it deserves. It’s what sets us apart. An individual approach to learning that makes us different from the rest. And it’s why we produce graduates who get noticed above others.

Bond students don’t get lost in the crowd. They get personal attention.
They’re visible. They stand out. Now and after they graduate.

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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 University

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University stands for what matters

It’s not a slogan. It’s an ethos that informs our courses, our research and our direction as a university.

It means we are committed to protecting and managing our precious natural resources, to understanding and advancing our human world.

Regenerating, challenging, exploring, experimenting; finding solutions where there appeared to be none, building knowledge from the ground up. Adapting and finding resilience in an uncertain world.

Whether you study at one of our beautiful campuses or online, our small class sizes mean we know you by name. You’ll be supported every step of the way with leading student services designed to help you flourish and succeed at university.

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Tafe Queensland

Tafe Queensland

TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast delivers successful outcomes for students, employers, industry and communities. TAFE Queensland is the state’s largest and most experienced further education and training provider, delivering practical, industry-relevant courses. On the Gold Coast TAFE Queensland is well known for its expertise and specialisation nursing, health and trades courses

With over 110,000 students from more than 90 countries in over 500 study areas and a completion rate of 90%, TAFE Queensland has a proud history of training built on more than 138 years’ experience and has been awarded ‘International Training Provider of the Year’ in 2019 at the Australian Training Awards and 'Best Large Training Provider of Vocational Education and Training' in 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 at the Queensland Training Awards.

TAFE Queensland has five campuses on the Gold Coast including Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera Creative, Coomera Marine and Southport. They provide many pathways into university studies and offer Bachelor degrees in IT, digital media and communications, and music in partnership with Southern Cross University.

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Exhibitors


Festival Map

 

 

Stage schedule 

 

DAY 1 - Thursday
 
     
Time Talk Provider
9:15 - 10:00 Emerging industries panel
Did you know 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been invented yet? Hear from three Gold Coast experts that are creating (and hiring!) these jobs of the future and learn what skills you need to land these new and exciting roles in space, AI and blockchain.
Cohort Innovation Space
10:00 - 10:15 Careers in the Australian Defence Force Australian Defence Force
10:15 - 10:45 Choose your own adventure panel
Making your way through high school to the real-world is an adventure. Hear from current tertiary students about their journeys to their current career paths.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
10:45 - 11:00 Dance performance Dynamite Studios
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK BREAK
11:15 - 11:45 Get your hands dirty panel
Study isn't all about hitting the books. Hear from current tertiary students about their hands-on experience during pracs, lab work, internships, work placements and more.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
11:45 - 12:00 Film making on the Gold Coast New York Film Academy Australia
12:00 - 12:15 Cooking demonstration TAFE Queensland
12:15 - 12:45 Pathways panel
There are many pathways available to you to enter into the course you want to study. Hear from current tertiary students about the pathways they've taken to reach their study goals.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
12:45 - 1:00 Kickstart your career Accor
1:00 - 1:30 Science demonstrations
Science on the GO! will present fun engaging science demonstrations for those keen to get their chemistry on. 
Science on the GO!
1:30 - 2:00 Get your hands dirty panel
Study isn't all about hitting the books. Hear from current tertiary students about their hands-on experience during pracs, lab work, internships, work placements and more.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
2:00 - 2:15 Business is Training Evolution Training Evolution
2:00 - 2:30 Navy Band Quintet Australian Defence Force
   
DAY 2 - Friday
 
     
Time Talk Provider
9:15 - 9:30 Emerging Technology and the future of business Blockchain collective
9:30 - 9:45 Exploring your education pathways Alana Kaye
9:45 - 10:00 Dance performance Dynamite Studios
10:00 - 10:15 Careers in the Australian Defence Force Australian Defence Force
10:15 - 10:45 Choose your own adventure panel
Making your way through high school to the real-world is an adventure. Hear from current tertiary students about their journeys to their current career paths.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
10:45 - 11:00 Working with animals  The Pet Stylist Academy
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK BREAK
11:15 - 11:45 Get your hands dirty panel
Study isn't all about hitting the books. Hear from current tertiary students about their hands-on experience during pracs, lab work, internships, work placements and more.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
11:45 - 12:00 Film making on the Gold Coast New York Film Academy
12:00 - 12:15 Cooking demonstration TAFE Queensland
12:15 - 12:45 Pathways panel
There are many pathways available to you to enter into the course you want to study. Hear from current tertiary students about the pathways they've taken to reach their study goals.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
12:45 - 1:00 BREAK BREAK
1:00 - 1:15 Apprenticeship Program with Riviera Riviera
1:15 - 1:30 How to access jobs of the future BROWNS
1:30 - 2:00 Get your hands dirty panel
Study isn't all about hitting the books. Hear from current tertiary students about their hands-on experience during pracs, lab work, internships, work placements and more.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
2:00 - 2:30 Navy Band Quintet Australian Defence Force
   
DAY 3 - Saturday
 
     
Time Talk Provider
9:15 - 9:35 How to navigate a career change Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)
9:40 - 10:00 Tips for parents of high school students Study Gold Coast
10:00 - 10:30 Postgraduate panel
Hear from current students about their experiences studying at a postgraduate level.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
10:30 - 10:45 Careers in the Australian Defence Force Australian Defence Force
10:45 - 11:15 Business and law panel
Hear from current students about their experiences studying business and law on the Gold Coast.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
11:15 - 11:30 BREAK BREAK
11:30 - 12:00 STEM panel
Hear from current students about their experiences studying STEM qualifications on the Gold Coast.
Student panellists from:
Envirotech
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
12:00 - 12:30 Health panel
Hear from current students about their experiences studying health qualifications on the Gold Coast.
Student panellists from:
Griffith University
Southern Cross University
TAFE Queensland
12:30 - 12:45 Dance performance Dynamite Studios
12:45 - 1:15 Vocational education and training (VET) panel
Bachelor's degrees aren't always the best way to reach your career goals. Hear from current students about their skills-focused training, which is equipping them for the workforce. 
Student panellists from:
Imagine Education
TAFE Queensland
1:15 - 2:00 Preparing teenagers for life after school
Dr Alan Ralph is Head of Training at Triple P International, which runs the Triple P Positive Parenting Program worldwide. Learn some ideas from Dr Ralph on how to help your teenager develop the skills they need and how to support them in their studies.
Dr Alan Ralph
2:00 - 2:30 Creative Industries panel
Hear from current students about their experiences studying creative industries on the Gold Coast.
Student panellists from:
Bond University
TAFE Queensland
New York Film Academy Australia
2:30 - 2:45 Film making on the Gold Coast New York Film Academy Australia

JOIN US AS AN EXHIBITOR AT THE GOLD COAST CAREERS FESTIVAL 

The Gold Coast Careers Festival attracts high school students, parents, teachers and career changers from the Gold Coast and surrounds. As an exhibitor, this is your opportunity to meet and engage with your prospective future students.

Why You Should Exhibit in 2021:

  • Increase your current prospective student database
  • Quality and meaningful face to face conversations
  • Student engagement opportunities
  • Brand awareness for your organisation/institute
  • Promotional opportunity for upcoming events, open days etc
  • Expression of interest for speaking and sponsorship opportunities

 

INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING?  

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus or register your interest in a booth.

If you have any questions about exhibiting please email [email protected].

View full terms and conditions here.

 

 
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