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Careers Expo 2024


Tuesday 21 May 2024, 4.00 to 6.30pm

  • In the gymnasium at the Marian Centre, St Mary’s Campus
  • 4.00 – 4.30pm: Year 12 students exclusive access
  • 4.30 – 6.30pm: Years 9, 10 & 11 students access

Catherine McAuley College Bendigo’s annual careers event, to be held in the Marian Centre at St Mary’s on Tuesday 21 May. It is one of the biggest careers events held by any school in Victoria. The expo will feature around 50 stalls with nearly 140 representatives from various institutions, to provide valuable career advice and information.

Year 12 students and their parents and carers will have exclusive access to the event from 4.00 until 4.30 pm. The expo will open to all students from Year 9 up from 4.30 until 6.30 pm. Once again, we are excited to also host students and families from Marist College Bendigo, who will attend alongside our students.

A number of Victorian universities and TAFE colleges will be present, with representatives available to talk about courses, options and pathways. There will be a large representation from all areas of La Trobe University and Bendigo TAFE. In addition, there will be many independent tertiary colleges covering sports, agriculture, photography and more.

Training providers for apprenticeships and traineeships, local tradies and young industry ambassadors will be on hand to provide advice to students on apprenticeships and traineeships. Students can speak to various employers, including Adrian Bassett Homes, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Mineral Council of Australia and many group training companies.

Local industries and professional organisations in attendance will include Bendigo Community Health Services, St John of God Hospital, Bendigo Health, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Fire Rescue Service, Magistrates Court Victoria, City of Greater Bendigo, Beck Legal, Goodstart Early Learning Centres, PH Property, and Strategem, as well as many more.

Creative Industries, including photography, media, games development, fashion and hair and beauty. In addition, there will be disability employment services and organisations representing programs that provide supported pathways for early school leavers.

The 2024 Careers Night will be an exciting and productive evening that is not to be missed. It will help our students be even better informed about their career opportunities and future study directions. Parents and carers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the scheduled activities of our College community.