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Your IT Degree of Change
"TAFE was the logical choice for me. I craved that hands-on experience and it was also a more affordable way to study."
By combining real-world training and higher education, Jake has found a pathway to success.
Jake knew he had a passion for computers, so his choice was where to study. He completed a Certificate III to an Advanced Diploma in IT Networking.
As part of TAFE NSW's unique IT Pathways Program with Charles Sturt University, Jake will graduate with a Bachelor of IT Networking. The fully integrated program is so respected in the industry, many receive job offers while still studying.
"We're putting the designs into practice – we build the hardware, rather than just focus on how you build it. A lot of people learn better that way. I certainly did."
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The most in demand information technology jobs in Australia, are ICT project managers, developer programmers, software engineers, ICT customer support officers, and web developers.
Depending on the specific area of information technology career you’re interested in, there are various TAFE NSW courses to help you become qualified for your chosen career. Check out our range of IT courses, or speak with TAFE NSW to find the ideal course for you.
Information technology, or IT, is a subset of ICT (information and communications technology), and is essentially anything that is involved with computers, and their role in storing, retrieving, sending, and manipulating data and information, as well as their instillation, operation, repair and maintenance.
Information technology covers a variety of areas, such as support, cyber security, digital media, software development and programming, web and database design, networking, telecommunications, and management.
If you’re just starting out in your information technology career, TAFE NSW has short courses on cyber security that could be ideal for you. Or if you’ve been in the field for some time and have more experience, TAFE NSW has certificate and diploma courses to help build your cyber security expertise.
Applied information technology is the use of different computer hardware and software to design, develop, and engineer programs for evaluating digital solutions, managing data, and supporting computer based information systems.
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What job opportunities could an IT course lead to?
An information technology course can lead you to be part of one of the most in-demand and growing sectors in the world. Whether it’s becoming a ICT Business Analyst, a game designer or a software engineer, ICT is booming worldwide, and a TAFE NSW course could be your entry to this varied and lucrative field.
Qualifications in information technology can lead to jobs as an:
- IT Manager
- IT Security
- IT Strategy
- Software Development
- Software Engineer
- Network Support Technician
The average weekly salary for an IT manager is $2,000.
Whether you're just starting out in your information technology career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE courses in the area include Information, Digital Media and Technology, Information Technology Support, Programming, Information Technology Networking, Business Administration, Software Development, Digital and Interactive Games.