Careers Expo

Where people find their future

Perth’s longest-running careers, training and employment expo was first held back in 2000. Since then, over 160,000 visitors have explored Careers Expo in search of their future.

Everything under one huge roof

It’s the only careers event in WA that brings together all of the local universities – and several from the eastern states – plus a huge range of vocational and professional training organisations, industry associations and employers.

For anyone pondering their future, this four-day event is the complete picture, all in one place. And entry is free.

Careers Expo + VET Expo 2022 will be hosted at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) between Thursday 12 May and Sunday 15 May 2022.

  • Thursday & Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

  • Saturday & Sunday; 10:00am to 4:00pm

To see who’s exhibiting at this year’s event, go to the Visitors page.

COVID Safety

For a summarise of our interpretation of the current COVID Safety arrangements that will apply at Careers Expo 2022, please refer to the COVID Safety page.

For secondary students and school leavers, the event presents an enormous variety of possible careers, providing the spark that could set them on their path in life.

The knowledge to achieve dreams

For those in Years 7 to 9, Careers Expo – and its integrated VET Expo – get them thinking about a tertiary or vocational pathway, and help them select their upper-school subjects.

Students in Years 10 to 12 use the event to meet one-on-one with experts from education and training institutions, to investigate the practical steps they need to take to achieve their dream. They often discover possibilities they hadn’t considered.

For parents and carers, it offers a chance for them to support and encourage their child, and play a more informed role in their career planning process.

Find out more at the Visitors page

If you’re a teacher or careers guidance officer interested in bringing a group to the expo or providing information to students and parents, visit the Educators page.

It’s not just for students.
No matter your age, Careers Expo is an excellent place to discover your next move in life.

Exhibitors are always keen to talk to mature-age people who want to upskill, change careers or pick up their education journey where they left it.

If you have a specific path to investigate, you’ll definitely find the right educators or employers to talk to about it.

And if you just feel like you’re stuck in a rut, wandering around Careers Expo could be how you discover your way out. Learn more about the expo at the Visitors page.

Make sure your organisation is here. With thousands of visitors every year, exhibitors get great value out of Careers Expo.

Large school groups come through on the Thursday and Friday, and the weekend is often used for follow-up visits with parents.

… always an enjoyable, well-organised expo and presents an opportunity to have meaningful conversations. … We look forward to being there again in 2022.” – Sandra Emmanuel, CQUniversity

After two decades, Careers Expo runs like clockwork. We understand what exhibitors need to have a successful show, and we streamline the organisation of every detail. Our experience makes us helpful collaborators for first-time exhibitors or those trying to do something innovative.

We’ve seen pretty much every possible hiccup and managed our way through it. The COVID-19 lockdown of 2020 was the first and only time the event hasn’t been held – but we were back up again under COVID-safe protocols in 2021.

“Given the COVID circumstances we were surprised at how many people attended … a fantastic turnout.” – Emma Tristham, Edith Cowan College

If you’re involved in education or training services, or you’re looking to recruit new people, you can’t afford to miss Careers Expo + VET Expo. To explore exhibiting at the event (or see what your competitors are doing) visit the Exhibitors page.

Be in the know

The general public see Careers Expo and VET Expo happen across four days, but behind the scenes things are happening all through the year to make this event such a success.

All of our exhibitors are kept in the loop through their own monthly email newsletter. If you’re intrigued by the event and think you might like to exhibit in the future, subscribe to the ON TARGET newsletter.


COVID Safety

For a summary of our interpretation of the current COVID Safety arrangements that will apply at Careers Expo 2022, please refer to the COVID Safety page.