Visit the events calendar for more information on expos and other events supported by TAFE Queensland.
WorldSkills Australia Competition
Australia has no lack of skilled young tradespeople. In fact, hundreds of handsaws, shears, scissors and carving knives will soon be sharpened by Australia's most skilled trainees and apprentices in anticipation of one of the most thrilling events of their lives - the WorldSkills Australia National Competition.
82 of Queensland's highly skilled apprentices from around the state will demonstrate their talents at the nation's largest showcase of skills and trade excellence in Sydney.
The WorldSkills Australia National Competition sees competitors aged between 16 and 23 vying for a gold medal in 50 different trade and skill categories, ranging from carpentry and welding, to hairdressing, cooking and web design.
The competition will take place at the Sydney Olympic Park from 30 August to 1 September, and will coincide with National Skills Week.
Australia's most remarkable talent will be fighting not only to become the National Champion in their chosen trade, but also for the opportunity to gain a coveted place in Team Australia Skillaroos, the national team who will be competing at the International WorldSkills Competition in Germany in 2013.
For more information, please visit the WorldSkills website.
National Careers and Employment Expo
Held at most major cities across Australia, the National Careers and Employment Expo brought careers, employment and training opportunities to the general public by connecting organisations with thousands of career minded individuals.
The Reinvent Your Career Expo is Australia's largest 'real age' careers and employment expo to target mature age and work ready people.
The expo brought major organisations, government, training organisations, small businesses and industry groups together with highly skilled and mature age people seeking a career change.
TAFE Queensland staff and teachers were available at this event to answer questions about entry procedures, recognition of prior learning, training and flexible learning.
The Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) is a free event aimed at providing information for school leavers and their parents, adult learners and mature age learners interested in furthering their studies at a tertiary level.