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Trade & Tech Fit career expo

This career expo gives female and gender diverse secondary students a unique and exciting experience of trade and technology industries, showcasing the rewarding and well-paid career opportunities they provide.

Event Details

Wednesday, 8 May to Thursday, 9 May 2024
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Trade & Tech Fit was run on 8 and 9 May 2024. In total, 127 schools brought 3,384 female and gender diverse students to the 2024 expo.

Thank you to every exhibitor, guest speaker and volunteer for making this year’s expo the biggest and best yet.

Bring students to Trade & Tech Fit

Broaden your school’s female and gender diverse students’ study and career possibilities by bringing a group to the Trade & Tech Fit career expo. 

This is Victoria’s largest hands-on expo, allowing students to design video games, lay bricks, weld, fly planes, program a robot, safety test equipment, use power tools, learn to paint and more while understanding more about the range of career options available to women and gender diverse people.

Please email the event manager at for further information on the 2025 event.

Exhibit at Trade & Tech Fit

Meet your future workforce by exhibiting at Trade & Tech Fit.  

There are no fees charged for exhibiting.

To be included on the 2025 exhibitor mailing list, please email the event manager at for further information.

What to expect 

Hosted by the Department of Education, Trade & Tech Fit is a career expo for female and gender diverse secondary school students that showcases exciting careers in traditionally male-dominated industries. 

The Trade & Tech Fit career expo provides a safe and equitable space where students engage with tradies, apprentices and industry professionals, providing insight into the breadth of career pathways where female and gender diverse people are underrepresented.  

In 2023, 2493 female and gender diverse students attended the expo. More than 120 schools brought students to experience interactive activities from 85 exhibitors across a huge range of industries, including:  

  • building, construction & engineering 
  • refrigeration, electrical & plumbing 
  • automotive, marine, aviation & aerospace 
  • solar & wind clean energy 
  • foundry and mining 
  • transport and logistics 
  • agriculture & horticulture  
  • gaming, cloud & robotics 
  • civil assets management & infrastructure 
  • defence, essential services & fire protection. 

After attending 2023 expo:  

  • 46% of students said they would consider a career in trades and 51% have become interested in trades and tech careers due to attending the expo 
  • 95% of the teachers expressed they are more inclined to recommend trades and tech pathways to their female and gender diverse students in the future. 

'The expo was solely dedicated to girls and gender diverse [students], very engaging and interactive. Presenters very informative. Loved everything about it.' – Teacher 

'[I liked] how wide the range of exhibits were and how positive and open the people were to talk and explain things.' – Student