Irrespective of the point in time you decide to choose Australia as a destination, there are multitudes of options that you could opt for in the field of Information Technology (IT). IT is the broad terminology used for things related to the transfer of information using technology. On one hand, Cyber Security or Cloud Computing are potentially attractive educational courses; a large volume of students, on the other hand, often choose a more generic route and opt for courses in Software Engineering or Business Analysis. The IT sector, even more so than other fields at the moment, has been evolving at a fast rate. If a diverse
and fast-paced professional career is what you are looking for; and you want to associate yourself with an ever-growing industry in the foreseeable future—a course in IT might be a perfect fit for you.
The process of job hunting is significantly smoother if you choose a career in the IT sector. The Department of Employment of the Government of Australia predicted a 12.8% increase in demand for IT professionals in 2018.
The fastest growth is being experienced in capital cities of Australia; like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Melbourne, the technological hub of Australia, also has over 50% of the country’s top 20 tech-based firms. Moreover, the state of Victoria has over 8,000 IT businesses located there; Victoria has offices of giants like Intel, Microsoft, Deloitte, PwC and IBM. IT professionals also find employment in sectors like healthcare and other service based industries. Students who complete a degree in IT or ICT can have extremely lucrative careers, with weekly salaries for ICT Business and System Analysts around 2274 AUD per week; experienced professionals that work as ICT managers could earn as high as 2,766 AUD per week. There are three levels of IT degrees available to students in Australia, and the admission requirements for them are given as follows:
Some of the career prospects for graduate of IT/ ICT can include (depending on your degree specifications):
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