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Start your IT career

When you want to build skills in the exciting area of Information and Communications Technology - look to the future.

Start your IT career

3 essential skills for Information and Communications Technology career success

If you’re considering a career in the Information Technology sector, it is essential that you have these three future-proofed skills that employers are looking for:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Project management
  • Java-script, Java

Spotlight on industry growth areas: Be in demand

There will be significant growth in the Information Technology industry for years to come, so earning an IT qualification is one of the smartest decisions you could make. Then, once you you complete your TAFE NSW course, you could pursue a career in one of these three areas that lead that growth throughout NSW:

  • Computer system design and related services - 9.1% growth with 8,072 extra jobs
  • Telecommunications services - 1.9% growth with an extra 648 jobs
  • Web hosting and electric information - 3.1% growth with an extra 116 jobs

Spotlight on salaries: Be rewarded

People working in the information and communications technology sector can work in a wide variety of organisations, using technology to build and improve IT structures, and to solve a range of problems that help businesses meet objectives effectively and efficiently. The importance of these roles is reflected by the salaries of those who work in them. 

ICT Project Manager average salary: $109,760
Developer Programmer average salary: $93,910
Software Engineer average salary: $93,910

Spotlight on new career areas: Cyber security   

With an increasing amount of data being sourced from and stored on local servers and on the remote cloud, all individuals and business need to be conscious of their data safety.

It is predicted that the number of IT security specialists in Australia will increase by up to 11,000 over the next 10 years, with the rising star of information technology being the cyber security specialist. So if you’re thinking about an IT career, it may be well worth your time to look into a cyber security qualification at TAFE NSW.

Spotlight on job growth: Developer programmer

For years, there has been a huge increase in the number employers seeking information technology staff. This trend will only continue to increase, so your future looks good if you are pursuing a career in this area.

Here are some of the information communication technology roles that are set to skyrocket over the next few years.

  • ICT project manager
  • Program developer
  • Software engineer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • Web developer

As a career area that influences all other sectors, the information technology sector is reaching out into the cloud and beyond, continuing to grow at tremendous speed. With your TAFE NSW qualification, an innovative career in IT could see you at the forefront of technological advances that impact every area of life, from smart cars and smart homes to mobile and big data.

TAFE NSW has Bachelor Degree options in this career area

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