• Find out about studying at Griffith University, Bond University, Southern Cross University and TAFE Queensland 
  • Visit exhibitors from a wide range of institutions to learn more about possible study options 
  • Speak to Gold Coast employers to hear about opportunities – both current and future 
  • Speak with a Career Advisor about your career direction, job search or bring your resume for review 
  • Hear directly from current students on stage panels  
  • Go in the draw to win a $5,000 Career Support Grant to help you get started in your dream career.


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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:  

  • 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

For further information, please contact [email protected]  

INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING? Please see our Exhibitor Prospectus for more information.


Book now to become an exhibitor

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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.


The event is free to enter. Register upon entry to be in the draw to win a $5,000 Career Support Grant.


Thursday 1 June - Saturday 3 June 2023
Thursday & Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm


Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
296 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211


Free parking is available at the venue. 

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Schools Information 

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 demonstrations are designed with high school students in mind, where they can hear from current tertiary students and have access to key education and training providers in the region. Ensure your students do not miss out on the Gold Coast’s largest and most comprehensive careers event. 


Bus transportation to and from the event is being offered completely free of charge on Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June 2023. Buses are limited and will be booked on a first-in first-served basis. To take advantage of this offer, your school must book a minimum of 50 people attending (1 full bus). School visits can be booked in 2 hour sessions.  If you would like to use your own school buses or have any questions about the event, please email us [email protected]

The Gold Coast Careers Festival is open on 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. 


Book your school bus now

Event Partners

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.

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.


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.

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

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.