Information Technology (IT)

Develop skills in the processing, transmitting and storage of information.

Information Technology (IT)

  • In the last three years, Australia has seen 33,000 new jobs created in the technology industry alone
  • Employable jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are growing twice as fast when compared to other jobs in Australia
  • IT remains one of the highest paid industries in Australia, with salaries for technology roles higher than most competing sectors

What is information technology?

Studying in this field you will develop skills in the processing, transmitting and storage of information.

You can expect to develop an understanding of information systems, programming languages, information management and artificial intelligence, leaving your studies with the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems.

Inside the information technology field, you will learn the theory and practice of industries such as:

  • Computation theory
  • Computer programming
  • Format coding
  • Storage and retrieval of information in a computer environment
  • Robotics programming and artificial intelligence
  • Systems analysis
  • What are my course options?

    Vocational Education and Training (VET)

    VET courses offer practical, hands-on programs, which will get you job-ready or provide a pathway to further undergraduate study. In information technology VET courses, you will be trained in IT support, digital and interactive games, computing, coding and systems administration.

    Undergraduate

    An undergraduate degree will provide you with knowledge across all areas of information technology. You can undertake subjects including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data management, mobile computing, information systems and cyber security.

    Postgraduate/research

    Postgraduate and research degrees will provide you with expert knowledge in a specific area. A Master of Data Science is a popular and in demand postgraduate degree in this field of study.

    What could my future look like?

    Courses in Australia are structured to help you make a successful transition into your chosen career. Australian education institutions focus on supporting you in your professional and personal growth so you have the appropriate skills and experiences when you graduate.

    Information technology is a diverse field – you could find yourself achieving success in your career, anywhere in the world. An Australian qualification in information technology is recognised and accepted by international employers such as IMB, Intel, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung.

    Did you know…Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing areas within information technology. There is a current shortage of cyber security experts, as cloud-based technology has left many Australian businesses vulnerable to data breaches.

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