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  • Online

    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (specialising in Web Technologies)

    Achieve success in your IT career with this online Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (specialising in Web Technologies) (ICT30115) course from TAFE NSW North Coast.

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    iOS App Development with Swift

    Build apps learn to code, and network with industry experts with RMIT University's online 5-course program in iOS App Development with Swift.

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    Developing Blockchain Strategy

    Understand the fundamentals and impact of blockchain, and work with leading industry experts to build a real-world strategy for your business with this Developing Blockchain Strategy short course. 

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    Digital Transformation

    Future-proof your career to succeed in the digital skills economy with a Digital Transformation short curse from RMIT University Online 


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    Design Thinking for Innovation

    Do a short course in Human Centred Design and use creative design thinking to develop innovative business solutions 


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    Digital Marketing Fundamentals

    This short course in Digital Marketing Fundamentals from RMIT Online will give you everything you need to develop and roll out successful digital marketing strategies! 

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    Customer Experience Strategy and Design

    Understand the customer and give them what they need with this Customer Experience Strategy and Design short course from RMIT Online. 

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    Product Development and Innovation

    Learn to design and develop products that people will notice, want, buy and love with this Product Development and Innovation course from RMIT Online. 


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    Digital Delivery with Agile

    Harness agile and lean methodologies and master the art of project management with this short course in Digital Delivery with Agile led by RMIT Online. 


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  • On Campus

    10997- Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting

    This 10997- Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting courses are intended for both novice and experienced programmers who have a minimum of three months programming experience and have basic Windows navigation skills. This course is intended for IT professionals and system administrators who want to learn about administration and troubleshooting techniques in Office 365. These professionals should have at least three years of experience working in their respective fields—typically in the areas of system administration, network administration, and messaging.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20347- Enabling and Managing Office 365

    This 20347- Enabling and Managing Office 365 course will provide experienced IT professionals with the training that they need to plan, configure, and manage an Office 365 environment. Students who attend this course are expected to have a fairly broad understanding of several on-premises technologies such as Domain Name System (DNS) and AD DS, and a general understanding of Exchange Server, Microsoft Lync Server or Skype for Business Server, and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
    This course also is intended as preparation material for IT professionals who are looking to take the exams 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements and 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services to obtain the MCSA: Office 365 certification.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20740 – Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016

    This 20740 - Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and computer technologies in Windows Server 2016. 

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Find Out If a Career in Information Technology Is Your Kind of Career: 

Information technology professionals are responsible for developing and maintaining the hardware and software systems in computers to organise and communicate information electronically.

In today's digital age, information technology jobs sought after by many companies in a variety of industries.

Is Information Technology Right For You?

It goes without saying to work in IT you need to be interested in learning as technology is constantly evolving. If you want a workplace where the day to day is guaranteed to be the same then information technology might not be the right place for you.

Outside of needing a thirst for knowledge, IT professionals should be extremely good at providing attention to detail. The tiniest mistake can send computer programs and web pages askew. Computer personnel must be efficient in paying close attention to detail to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Other important competencies to possess are excellent analytical, mathematical and multitasking skills. Baring and demonstrating these technical qualities to an employer or client will take you a long way to achieving a successful career in IT.

Job Opportunities

If you are contemplating a career in IT, here are some figures you'll love from the Australian Government Job Outlook Initiative:

  • Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow strongly to 41,000. Around 24,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,693 per week (very high compared to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • This is a large occupation employing 36,700 workers. The number of workers has stayed about the same over the past 5 years.
  • Almost all work full-time. Full-time workers, on average, work 39.1 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).

Types of Courses

There are numerous short courses available in the IT sector. They are offered to individuals Australia wide living in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Whether you are looking to begin a career in IT or step into another area of this dynamic profession, there is a huge range of short courses to get you started.

Here is a brief outlook on what's available:

Certificate IV in Information Technology

This course can be taken in the space of a year. It involves learning competency in a wide range of general information and communication technology to support small to medium companies requiring a broader less specialised expertise.

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

This course is 1 year and covers the knowledge required to fit and maintain small-scale networks as part of a team or working as an independent network support technician.

Career Outcomes

Depending on what area of interest you go into, a career in IT could see you programming for web development or working in technical support. Here are some potential job titles:

  • Web Designer
  • Office Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • IT Support Technician
  • Office Assistant
  • Records Assistant
  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Word Processing Operator
  • Business Equipment Technician
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support Officer
  • Help Desk Assistant
  • ICT Operations Officer
  • PC Support Officer
  • Junior Front-End Web Designer
  • Applications Developer
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