Workplace Learning believes it is vital that Vocational Education and Training options and Career and Pathway Planning messages get to as many students and parents/carers as possible.

Working with some great partners we are active organisers and participants in many information sharing events. Some of these are:

Illawarra Schools Careers Expo

Workplace Learning is committed to ensuring the work, health and safety of our staff and the community we serve. Given the unfolding situation relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia and Government restrictions which are in place to stop its spread we have had to take the decision to cancel the Expo for 2021. We thank you for your support and look forward to bringing the Expo to you May 10th and 11th 2022.

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.

Click here to see the Illawarra Mercury’s coverage of our last event. 

Excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards Workplace Learning’s Schools Excellence in VET Awards were inaugurated in 1998 to recognise, reward and promote VET and the pursuit of excellence by students completing VET subjects as part of the HSC in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and South Coast High Schools, TAFE NSW or other Registered Training Organisations.
VET offers the opportunity for students to gain a well-rounded, skills based education as well as to establish links to a career. All industry sectors are dependent on encouraging young people to take up the training, education and employment pathways they offer and school-based VET is integral to young people establishing these industry links.

VET plays a vital role in building the regions skills base and in enhancing young people’s transition to the workplace. These Awards celebrate excellence in skills development and encourage young people to perform at their best in their chosen VET course.

2021 Illawarra Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training Awards2021 Southern Highlands Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training Awards


We couldn’t host our events without the support of our sponsors and partners. We would like to thank them for their support and commitment.

Education Partners

Association of Independent Schools
Catholic Education Office – Wollongong Diocese
Illawarra Careers Advisors Network
NSW Department of Education
NSW Department of Education, Training Services
Shoalhaven Careers Advisors Network
University of Wollongong

Business Partners

Ai Group – Illawarra Industry Council
Air Affairs
Apprenticeship Support Australia
Barrington Homes
BDCU Alliance Bank
Bomaderry Bowling Club
Defence Force Recruitment
Hutchinson Builders
HVTC Group Training
Illawarra iTec
Kiama Community College
Lend Lease, Calderwood Valley
Shoalhaven Business Chamber
Shoalhaven City Council
Southern Highlands Business Chamber
The BlueScope / WIN Community Partnership
Warrigal Care