Industry Speaker Bank

The Industry Speaker Bank (ISB) is a ready resource of local volunteers from varied backgrounds, job roles and career pathways eager to share their knowledge with young people about their career journey.

Industry Speaker Bank (ISB)   

Speakers are available to deliver inspiring presentations via online platforms to students as part of your school’s career activities.

Let us connect you with a local industry / vocational expert to enhance your students learning experience.

  • Explore inspiring career pathways
  • Specific business or industry-related careers advice
  • Career planning with employment specialists
  • Work readiness tips

Book a Speaker

To organise or enquire about getting the right speaker for your activity or event, please contact the ISB Team or view our list of current speakers.

If you are looking for a particular speaker which is not listed contact us and we will endeavour to find an appropriate person to meet your needs.


What you need to know…

Our speakers work on a volunteer basis; therefore, availability is determined by the amount of notice given. Planning is essential in securing your speakers that match your criteria.

For schools, as per provisions set out by the Department of Education & Training teachers and students may be asked to conduct a survey upon participation in the ISB program.

ISB Upcoming Events and School Resources

Career Exploration Workshop Series

 Discover, Explore, Get Ready

The Industry Speaker Bank (ISB) Career Exploration Workshop Series is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about different career fields, jobs of the future and explore the rapidly changing world of work. The workshop series has been developed to accompany career development teachings,
and can be tailored to your student’s needs.

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2023 Career Exploration Workshops

We have been working with our partners to provide some fantastic workshop opportunities to support your school's career programs for your students.

These 45 - 1.5 hrs sessions, designed for young people, cover topics such as;

  • Goal Setting & Choosing a Career
  • Future of Work
  • What happens after School?

To vital information for students on;

  • Young worker's rights at work - includes Apprentice and Trainee Readiness option



See attached flyer for details on all workshops available.

Delivery Partners: RMIT, Melbourne Polytechnic Skills and Job Centre, Young Workers Centre, Jobswatch, JSS Job Advocates 

All Workshops/Presentations run for 45 -1.5 hrs and can be tailored to your student’s needs and delivered in class or Online.


These exciting opportunities are available for your students now and can be booked by contacting Bret at


The following resources are designed to support School's career education.

ISB - Career Conversations

Delve into a variety of industry sectors and listen to the people who work in them. Career Conversations explores the different career paths and work journey from local industry professionals.

Come To Work With Me

Victorian Local Learning and Employment Networks (VicLLENs) and DET have teamed up to deliver a series of bite-sized, Q&A style webinars, featuring employers and employees spanning across several different industries.

Download a full teacher resource kit including a lesson plan, PDF worksheets and answer sheets. Come To Work With Me

VET Champions

The VET Champions initiative showcases high-achieving Victorians who have risen to success through a vocational education and training (VET) pathway. There is a wide range of young speakers from various industry sectors. VET Champions is the DET initiative.

View speakers here

Request a Speaker

Complete the following form.

    Download a copy of the Speaker list.


    For general enquiries about the Industry Speaker Bank contact:

    Bret Mahon