EQIP Gladstone is proud to be the lead organisation for the yearly Gladstone Careers and Education Expo.

This important community event provides the perfect platform for students wanting to learn more about specific career and education pathway opportunities.


The Gladstone Careers Expo event is held annually at the CQUniversity Marina Campus and features a wide range of information and trades demonstration stalls. Students are provided an opportunity to speak with trained staff in various fields to get a real understanding about potential further study options, industries and occupations.

The 2022 event is scheduled for Tuesday 17th May 2022. Students who are interested in attending should speak with their Senior Schooling Department. if you are an exhibitor who would like to host a stall at the event please contact us to discuss further.

The EQIP Gladstone Careers Expo event is possible thanks to the ongoing support of CQUniversity and Gladstone Regional Council.

Download the Gladstone Careers Expo Booklet


Our 2020 event went virtual! Read about our exhibitors here. 

APM Employment Services

One of Australia’s leading Disability Employment Services providers.

Apprentices and Trainees Queensland

Apprentices and Trainees Queensland employs apprentices and trainees in the CQ Region to provide safe, productive and quality tradespeople for the future.

Boyne Smelters Limited

Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) is one of the largest employers in the Gladstone region and is Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter.

BUSY At Work

Whether you are a school leaver or just starting out on your career, BUSY At Work provide a range of job search support services.

Christian Heritage College

CHC is a fully accredited private higher education provider located in Carindale, Brisbane, that aspires to model a Christian higher education alternative.

Community Solutions

For more than 20 years Community Solutions have helped job seekers to connect with employers and access jobs in their town.


ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company, based upon production and proved reserves.


CQUniversity Australia

Whether you’re looking to start, change or advance your career, CQUniversity Australia knows what you need to succeed.

Choose Your Own Health Career

Choose Your Own (CYO) Health Career will provide you with information about some of the most popular and in demand health careers in Queensland.

Defence Force Recruiting

The Navy, Army and Air Force offer a rich and rewarding blend of career and lifestyle opportunities, plus fulfilling, well-paid work, job security and numerous benefits.

EQIP Gladstone

EQIP works with education and industry to provide alternative education programs for secondary students in the Gladstone region.

Ergon Energy

An apprenticeship at Ergon Energy and Energex is never dull and is very rewarding.

Gladstone Area Water Board

The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) is a State Government owned organisation that owns and operates Awoonga Dam on the Boyne River, along with a network of water delivery pipelines, water treatment plants and recreational areas.

Gladstone Ports Corporation

Gladstone Ports Corporation has a history of over 100 years in the Gladstone community and prides itself on being an employer of choice within our region.

Gladstone Regional Council

Gladstone Regional Council offers more than 200 occupations across many diverse areas to suit you, your qualification, lifestyle and passions.

H&R Block Gladstone

H&R Block Australia is one of Australia’s largest preparers of individual income tax returns, we also offer a range of services to small business clients, companies and trusts, including tax returns, bookkeeping and accounting services.

Iglu Student Accomodation

Purpose built for students, Iglu in Brisbane combines all the fantastic benefits of independent living with the supportive framework of student accommodation

James Cook University

Discover how you can make a difference with JCU. Study in world-class facilities and connect with leading experts in their fields.

McCosker Contracting

McCosker Contracting are a leading civil contracting firm who provide comprehensive civil construction services to major industries and projects throughout Queensland.


MRAEL is focused on delivering better workplace solutions for individuals and businesses through apprenticeship and trainee programs across all industries.


NRG Gladstone Power Station is a world class coal fired facility providing safe, reliable, power to local industry and the Queensland electricity grid.


At OCTEC you will get the support and encouragement you need to help you make the right decisions in career planning, resume building, job searching, and also interview techniques.

Queensland Police Service

As a career, policing comes with a great deal of responsibility and satisfaction, and provides a person with personal and professional growth through the management of many diverse challenges.

Programmed Skilled Workforce

The National Energy Technician Training Scheme (NETTS) Queensland is a collaboration between Programmed and major oil and gas organisations to build a skilled workforce for the future of Queensland Energy sector.

Queensland Alumina Limited

QAL, one of Gladstone’s largest employers, boasts over 50 years of operation and is one of the largest Alumina refineries in the world.

Shell QGC

Shell’s QGC business operates a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Curtis Island. We are one of Australia’s leading natural gas producers.


QUT is a major Australian university with a global reputation and a ‘real world’ focus. We are ranked in the top 180 world universities.

Raymont Residential College

Raymont Residential College is a close-knit, caring community that provides accommodation and all meals for students attending QUT, UQ, Griffith and ACU or other tertiary institutions within Brisbane.

Student One

Student One is Brisbane’s premium student accommodation for regional students looking to make the most of their new life as a student in Brisbane.

Racing Queensland

Racing Queensland have qualified trainers and assessors with a lifetime of industry experience within Australia and worldwide.

Rio Tinto Yarwun

We supply the metals and minerals that help the world to grow. Our major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt), iron ore, and uranium.

University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic university dedicated to providing quality degrees and programs in a flexible and supportive environment.


At MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees we are driven by a single purpose – to connect talented apprentices and trainees with the right jobs that will set them up for successful, rewarding, and long-lasting careers.


The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Download the Gladstone Careers Expo Booklet