About the expo

The expo is free to attend. It promotes:

  • the future of jobs and skills in the Territory
  • skill clusters
  • vocational education
  • training pathways
  • employment and career opportunities
  • higher education.

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How to get involved

You can get involved in the expo as:

Open your mind to new possibilities at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo 2019.

Free entry

The Skills, Employment and Careers Expo is free to attend. Group bookings are advised.

Attendance at the 2018 Skills, Employment and Careers Expos

More than 6,000 Territorians and 200 exhibitors attended the five Skills, Employment and Careers Expos across the Territory in 2018.

Summary of exhibitors and attendees

LocationExhibitors Total attendance
Nhulunbuy 24 290
Katherine 35 370
Darwin 81 3,950
Tennant Creek 26 190
Alice Springs 47 1,350


The Skills, Employment and Careers Expo (formerly the Northern Territory Government Careers Expo) is an annual event that travels across the Northern Territory and was originally aimed at helping young people engage in further education and employment.

The expo has grown seeing attendance levels of a couple of hundred at one event to approximately 6,100 over five events across the Territory, and is no longer specifically designed just for young students.

The Skills, Employment and Careers Expo offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in starting, changing, re-skilling or upgrading their career to meet the needs of a diverse range of organisations that are both locally-based and from around Australia.

The expos are free community events managed by the Northern Territory Government, providing the opportunity for attendees to engage with:

  • leading training providers
  • higher education institutions
  • employment agencies
  • group training companies
  • employers
  • service providers
  • community organisations.

Last updated: 08 May 2019