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.
Thursday 5 May - Saturday 7 May
9am - 3pm
Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
296 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211
The event is free to enter. Register upon entry to be in the draw to win a $5,000 Career Support Grant.
Free parking is available at the venue.
What to do
- Visit exhibitors from a wide range of industries to learn more about possible study options
- Receive free advice from Career Counsellors about your resume and career direction
- Listen to talks and panels on stage by students, industry and educators – check out the stage program for details
- Go in the draw to win a $5,000 Career Support Grant to help you get started in your dream career!
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 first and second year tertiary students 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.
BUS TRANSPORT FOR ALL SCHOOLS
For information about school buses to the Careers Festival, please contact [email protected].
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.
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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:
- 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?
For information about exhibiting at the 2023 Gold Coast Careers Festival, please contact [email protected].