IT manager

Organise and run IT departments in companies and organisations.

Duties and tasks

  • Develop organisations IT policies and guidelines
  • Ensure IT security devices are in place and managed
  • Evaluate organisations technological requirements and ideal systems
  • Manage IT operations including maintenance work, testing and optimisation
  • Manage information and communication technology resources and implement installation and upgrades for systems
  • Oversee training manuals and training sessions for users working with systems
  • Plan and recommend suitable computers and technological systems to meet company needs

Skills required

  • Strong technical abilities
  • Familiarity with the latest technologies 
  • Strong coordination and leadership abilities
  • Analytical
  • Critical thinking

Working conditions

IT Managers typically work Mondays to Fridays during regular business hours but may need to work evenings during system upgrades or busy work times. They work in office environments with a variety of computer and technological systems.

Professional associations

Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia
Australian Computer Society

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  • Program Administrator
  • Project Administrator
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