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 late April. Opening hours are between 9:00am and 3:00pm on the weekdays for school goups and between 10:00am and 4:00pm on the weekend for family groups. 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.
The best arrangements
Over the first two days of the expo, special arrangements are in place to accept school groups. Whether arriving by a chartered or privatge bus, public transport or on foot, we'll make your visit simple, safe and straightforward. To register your school group on either Thursday 29 or Friday 30 April, complete the online Event Registration form. For more information, visit our Register page. If you arrive by bus, you will be allowed to enter the PCEC loading docks at the rear of the building and directed into Pavilion 5. We will have guides on hand to help with disembarking students and ushering them into Pavilion 6.