- We're open, & we're free -
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 2021, 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Careers Expo is up an running all this weekend. Entry is free and there's no requirement to book or pre-register to attend. Simply come along to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 4, on either Saturday or Sunday - we're open between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
As you are aware, since Saturday 23 April, the Perth and Peel region has been in a COVID-19 induced lock-down. On Monday (26 April) the Premier, Mark McGowan, announced an end to the most severe aspects of the lock-down but maintained a number of measures that impose restrictions on running the Careers Expo. On this basis, the following arrangements will apply:
We will not be open on with Thursday, 29 April or Friday 30 April and therefore we can no longer accept school groups on these days.
We will stage the expo between 10:00am and 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday and you are free to attend on either of those days. It will not be necessary to book or obtain tickets to attend.
Masks must be worn at the expo.
Launch students careers at Careers Expo
WA's only complete careers, training and employment expo returns in late April 2021 with even more inspiration on careers, tertiary education and vocational training. Alongside the usual huge array of local and interstate tertiary colleges, universities, training organisations and industry associations you’ll find the VET Expo showcasing apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. Careers Expo 2021 + VET Expo will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - and entry is free.
The best time
The Careers Expo 2021 + VET Expo is held in May. Opening hours are between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Saturday 1 May and Sunday 2 May. This is the right time of the year as it sits at an important juncture for secondary school students: near the start of Term 2; well ahead of when they must register for tertiary education courses and in advance of the university open days.
The best venue
The Careers Expo 2021 + VET Expo will once again be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Located on the edge of the Perth CBD, it's within walking distance of bus, train and ferry services and well-connected to the Freeway and other major roads. The venue's amenities include cafes, coffee shops, wash-rooms and expansive public foyers for congregating groups. During the event, the venue is configured to facilitate visits by large school groups including special provision for buses to set students down inside the pavilions - for more details, download the PCEC Venue Entry for Buses plans.
The best event
Careers Expo 2021 + VET Expo is Western Australia's leading careers and education expo for school students from Years 7 to 12. Most interest typically comes form Years 8, 9 and 10 of secondary school. Alongside displays by all local universities and many from outside of the state, there's representation from the TAFE sector, private education and training colleges, industry associations and employers. For a full list of who's on show, click visit the Exhibitor list & floor plan page.