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2023 Illawarra Careers Expo

The Illawarra Schools Careers Expo provides quality school to work, education and training links, industry knowledge and information for Year 9, 10, 11 & 12 students from both Illawarra and Shoalhaven schools.

Public Session:  Tuesday 9th of May from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm – FREE ENTRY

WHEN: 9th and 10th May 2023
WHERE: Illawarra Sports Stadium – Fred Finch Park South West, 22 Hooka Creek Rd, Berkeley NSW 2506
TICKETS: Exhibitor and Sponsorship tickets are available to purchase through Trybooking.

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9th May

EVENT TIME: 8:45am – 5:30pm

Students Entry: 9am – 2.30pm
General Public: 2.30pm – 5.30pm


10th May

EVENT TIME: 8:45am – 2:00pm

Students Entry: 9am – 2pm


Exhibitor TIckets and Sponsorship Partnership Packages are available to book now! BOOKINGS CLOSE 14 APRIL 2023


Latest News

2022 Shoalhaven Awards

The Workplace Learning Excellence in Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards were held on
Wednesday 22 June 2022. The day was to celebrate the many young people from the Shoalhaven Schools who have taken the opportunity to access Vocational Education and Training while still at school so they have started their career journey early.

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2022 Illawarra Awards

The Illawarra Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards were held on
Tuesday 8 November 2022 at Villa D’Oro Function Centre, Wollongong. These Awards recognise,
reward and promote Vocational Education and Training (VET) and the pursuit of excellence by
students completing VET subjects as part of the HSC in Illawarra High Schools, TAFE NSW or
other Registered Training Organisations.

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Don’t take our word for it – here’s what people have to say:

“I just wanted to say congratulations on an awesome careers fair! There was such a great range of stalls. I had many students come up to me during the expo, excited by something they had found and they all came away with something useful that they learned. One year 10 boy said ‘I didn’t know there was that many options available to me!’ I was able to talk to most of the Year 10 and 11 students while we waited to be picked up. They all said that they would like to come back next year. They said they wanted to visit stalls that they didn’t get time to see today and they anticipate that they will have different ideas about what they want to do by then. I myself got lots out of the expo as well, as did the two teachers that came with me.”

Susan Edwards

Careers Advisor Nowra Christian School

“It is always such a pleasure to host the students from our local schools. We have some amazingly talented young people keen to join our industry. Quite a few of the students have been so good we have employed them. Congratulations to the students and the team at Workplace Learning for supporting such an important program for the students.”

Lisa Hocking

Manager Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

“Fernwood Fitness Shellharbour has been associated with Workplace Learning for many years and has proudly provided work placement to approximately 100 students doing their VET course in Business Services so far. It is very rewarding for us to be able to give these students some practical working skills and see them gain confidence working with the public and in a team environment. We enjoy having the students in our club, we make sure that there is always work for them to do and that there is variety; they are always eager to learn and help and it is lovely to have an extra pair of hands on busy days! The team at Workplace Learning has also been excellent to deal with, staff are helpful and professional and the processes are easy and efficient.”

Grace Benavente

Franchise Partner Fernwood Fitness – Shellharbour

Assisting young people to make a better future