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Today we chat about Information Technology (IT), an area
that proves the geek really will inherit the Earth.
Information technology (IT) is all around us now. It runs virtually
non-stop, impacting almost every part of modern life. And it looks set
to hang around for, well… pretty much for as long as humans are
around. If there was ever an industry that will always be overflowing
with job opportunities, this is IT.
Computer network professionals and ITC support technicians are two of
the dominant jobs in the sector. Combined, these two roles account for
almost 80,000 jobs in Australia alone. Both of these roles have a high
proportion of full-time jobs (96.4% and 90.5% respectively) and are
both predicted to grow strongly over the next five years.
If you're interested in a job in the IT sector, there are a couple of
check boxes you may need to tick first. Leading the charge is a
natural interest in computers and technology. Personal qualities like
good communication and organizational skills are pretty essential for
work in IT. You'll need good attention to detail, a knack for
problem-solving and analytical skills.
An aptitude for mathematics is critical, as most computer
applications are based on mathematical principles. It's important when
working with circuitry and in programming. You'll also need strong
technical writings skills.
With lots of tech savvy people vying for well-paid jobs, any formal
training that can put you ahead of your competitors can only be a good
thing. TAFE NSW offers many different IT
courses, covering areas such as networking, systems
administration, software development, network security and programming.
The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and
Technology is a great starter course for anyone wanting to enter
the IT world. As well as front-end website support and basic coding,
this course has a design element, which means it'd be a good fit for
anyone with their eye on web design.
IV in Programming is another ideal starter course. This covers
basic programming, configuring and maintaining databases and writing
script for software applications.
The Diploma of Information Technology Networking is for a more
advanced skill set, and covers the design, installation and management
For the coveted area of network security, TAFE offers the Bachelor
of Information Technology (Network Security). This is a
professional degree that focuses on network security and is ideal for
people who already have a solid groundwork of knowledge and would like
to move into this more specialised area.
here to find out more about studying IT with TAFE NSW, and download
your free Course Guide.