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Brief Description and overview of IT Courses and IT jobs prospects in Australia

If you are interested in Information Technology, various courses and career opportunities are available for IT graduates in Australia. As the world moves from analogue to digital, there is continuous growth in the demand for technically sound workers in all business fields.

Some of the leading ICT jobs and the average weekly pay in Australia are (Source:  joboutlook.gov.au 2021):

  • Computer Network Professionals (Weekly Pay $2,021)
  • Database & System Administrators & ICT Security (Weekly Pay $1,932)
  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts (Weekly Pay $2,274)
  • ICT Sales Professionals (Weekly Pay $2,951)
  • ICT Support and Test Engineers (Weekly Pay $2,019)
  • ICT Support Technicians (Weekly Pay $1,498)
  • Software and Applications Programmers (Weekly Pay $2,003)

The Australian Government’s joboutlook.gov.au website shows a solid future growth prospect for the ICT and related occupations. Due to the strong demands of ICT workers, there is a very high chance of getting permanent residency (PR) through an Independent Visa subclass, state sponsor or even sponsored by an employer. 

Vocational ICT courses in Australia:

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Advance Diploma of Information Technology
  • The above courses are between 6-24 months long.
  • Completion of the above courses may get some credit recognition for a Bachelor's degree.

Entry requirements for International students:

  • Minimum completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 Across all bands or equivalent.

(For more information, check the individual institution's website or contact us)

Higher Education ICT Courses in Australia

  • Bachelor of Information and Technology
  • Master of Information Technology
  • The above courses are 2 to 3 years long.
  • Further study options are Master of Research and PhD.

Entry requirements for International students:

  • Minimum completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent for Bachelor's degree. Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field for Master's degree.
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 or equivalents.

(For more information, check the individual institution's website or contact us)

What are the PR options/Pathways for ICT graduates?

  • Completing your studies.
  • Getting your skills assessed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
  • Lodge your Expression of Interest (You must meet the minimum points requirement).
  • If you received the invitation, you could apply for the Permanent Residency.

Different types of Migration Visa options for ICT workers

Due to the massive demand for ICT workers, there are many PR pathways for ICT Graduates.  Furthermore, the Australian Government's initiative to encourage skilled workers to move to regional areas to fill the skill shortage gap in these regions means that they have created many PR pathways by studying, living and working in regional Australia.

Most ICT-related occupations are listed on both the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium- and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and qualify for VISA types 190, 189, 491, 494 and more.

Some of the institutions where you can study ICT in Australia.

Skyline International College

Melbourne Institute of Technology

CQ University 

Kings Own Institute

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