School Information




The CareersXpo is designed for students, parents, teachers, careers advisers and adults looking for advice and information on career and education possibilities.

Exhibitors come from a broad cross section of providers including tertiary and vocational education institutions (local, interstate and overseas), Federal and State Government institutions, employer organisations and numerous individual businesses.

In 2016 there were in excess of 100 exhibitors from a broad cross section of providors including:

  • 20 Universities from Australia and New Zealand
  • 32 TAFE and other training organisations covering a wide range of professions, trades and apprenticeships
  • 21 vocational, gap year, employment options and student accommodation displays
  • 6 employers from the government and private sector
  • 8 organisations specialising in apprenticeships
  • 8 Government Departments (Federal and ACT)
  • 3 Professional Institutes


What’s New in 2017

  • We are very excited to announce that the CareersXpo will be hosting three WorldSkills Regional Competitions on Wednesday in the skill areas of tiling, painting and plastering.
  • Try’aSkill will be located across two separate spaces to accommodate the Regional Competitions. The Try’aSkill STEM Cell will feature forensic science, fitness, surveying, engineering, cyber security and NAO the Robot.
  • Exhibitors in the second Try’aSkill exhibit include nursing, hair and beauty, horticulture, bricklaying, automotive, hospitality and arboriculture to give students an opportunity experience firsthand VET based trade and skill activities.
  • We are also very pleased to have SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen) with their trade quality trailer, tools and equipment in attendance on Thursday to encourage and promote women in non traditional trade industries.
  • This year for the very first time, we have invited a select group of year 5 and 6 students to attend the CareersXpo for a special structured session as part of a new initiative that recognises the importance of starting career development at an early age.

For more information please contact Melanie Selems on 6205 7920 or Beth Peters on 6205 3601.


Pathways to a Job

We have created seven Pathways to a Job worksheets to help students prepare for their visit to the CareersXpo. Each Pathways to a Job has relevant occupation videos, bullseye posters and CareersXpo exhibitors for a particular field or industry. Students can use these worksheets as a tool to ensure they make the most of this year’s CareersXpo.

You can access the Pathways to a Job below: 


Indigenous Employment Exhibition

Back again in 2017!

As part of the 2017 CareersXpo and following the success of last years exhbition, we are expanding the Indigenous Employment Exhibition to raise awareness of career and education opportunities including support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT.  You will have the opportunity to chat to a wide variety of organisations about what services and support they provide the Indigenous community.


Career Services for Migrants and Refugees

This year we are increasing the services and information available to migrants and refugees living in the ACT. We have invited a number of different organisations along to showcase the services and support they provide to assist migrants and refugees in gaining training, education and employment. The Career Services for Migrants and Refugees stall will be located in the walk way between the Budawang Pavillion and the Conference Centre.

For more information please contact Melanie Selems on 6205 7920 or at [email protected].


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