The CareersXpo is 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 2017 there were in excess of 100 exhibitors from a broad cross section of providors including:

What’s happening in 2018?

We are very excited to announce that this year’s CareersXpo falls in National Science Week! So we will have even more exhibitors and activities related to science as well as technology, engineering and mathematics.

real skills for real careers – Hands on Experience (formerly Try’aSkill) will again be located across two separate spaces in the Budawang Building and the Parkes Room. The real skills for real careers STEM Cell will feature forensic science, fitness, surveying, engineering, cyber security, first aid, cryptography, animal science, technology, mathematics, children’s education and nursing.

Exhibitors in the second real skills for real careers exhibit include hair and beauty, photography, media, fashion, make-up artistry, horticulture, bricklaying, construction, hospitality and building to give students an opportunity to experience firsthand VET based trade and skill activities.

PLUS the CareersXpo is hosting two real skills for real careers VETiS Challenges in Plumbing and Electrotechnology!

We are also very pleased to have SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen) with their trade quality trailer, tools and equipment in attendance to encourage and promote women in non traditional trade industries.

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

The CareersXpo is an inclusive event

The CareersXpo endeavours to be an inclusive event offering a variety of education, training and employment pathways. Students with disability are encouraged to attend the CareersXpo to speak to over 100 exhibitors including tertiary and vocational education institutions, federal and local government departments, employer organisations and individual businesses.

The following exhibitors are approved providers of NDIS services and/or can provide specialist support to assist students with their career goals:

Organisation – Stall Number

OCTEC – 20
Justice and Community Services Directorate – 53
Australian Tax Offic – 86
Australian Border Force – 89
TTW Salvation Army Employment Plus – 91
Caring Approach – 92
Communities@work – 99
Apprenticeship Support Australia – 102
Key 2 Learning College – 105
The Disability Trust  – 109
Canberra Institute of Technology – 110 to 111, 120 to 121
Nexus Human Services – 112
ACT Human Rights Commission – 114
Australian Catholic University – 123, 139
Career Guidance Corner – 140 to 143
Job Centre Australia – 144
ANU – 68 to 71, 78 to 81
Australian Training Company – 46
Department of Human Services – The STEM Cell
Transport Canberra and City Services – real skills for real careers, Budawang Building

Pathways to a Job

We have created seven Pathways to a Job worksheets to help students prepare for their visit to the CareersXpo. We have also added a Student booklet to support teachers in preparing students for their visit. 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.

Pathways to a Job worksheets available for:

Public Service

Music and Performing Arts

Student Booklet

Canberra CareersXpo
Try'aSkill Canberra CareersXpo
Presented by Rotary in partnership with ACT Education
Rotary Club of Canberra City
ACT Government Education