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Introduction to Information technology

The digital economy will play a big role in Australia’s future, disrupting the way consumers purchase, students learn, tourists travel and businesses function. With the right online IT qualification, you can help people get the best out of this technology—and maybe even design it.

Explore your study options through Open Universities Australia and discover IT qualifications that could transform your career. All courses are delivered online by leading Australian universities, which allows you to study when and how you choose.

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Online information technology subjects and short courses

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-ZAT224

Applied Technology Project

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

Curtin University

UndergraduateCUR-WEB101

Web Communications

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 27 May 2024, 26 Aug 2024, 25 Nov 2024

Next enrolment closes 19 May

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-INFT1024

Information Technology Fundamentals

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLTU-CSE2NEF

Network Engineering Fundamentals

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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University of New England

UndergraduateUNE-INF-DIP

Diploma in Information Technology

Build a foundation in computing and boost your IT career

Your journey to becoming an IT professional starts here. Start with core subjects in programming. Then explore advanced topics including web, data science, and database management. Get the technical and professional skills needed in today’s IT careers.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Torrens University Australia

UndergraduateTUA-INF-DIP

Diploma of Information Technology

Begin your journey into professional IT practice

Build core knowledge in topics covering computer hardware and software. Explore networking, programming, website development and cloud computing. You’ll become proficient in use of programs such as C++, Python and Java.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of the Sunshine Coast

Create innovative ICT solutions

Use cutting edge technology to help people and businesses. You’ll build strong IT foundations then delve into electives. Explore web development, the cloud, cyber security, and more. Use data. Start programming. Gain industry certifications as you go.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

UndergraduateGRF-BIT-DEG

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bridge the gap between the classroom and the IT industry

Establish solid foundations in systems and coding. Consider a major including networks and security, or software development. Progress to work integrated learning where you get job-ready, applying theory to practice, forming new connections.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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Why should you study information technology?

The world is in a never-ending cycle of advancement and innovation. This means there’s an increased demand for IT experts across every industry, from entertainment and education to hospitality, healthcare and government.

Estimates show Australia will need nearly 200,000 new IT workers over the next three years, with a major focus on IT project managers, software and application programmers and cyber security experts.

Not only are job prospects bright—IT experts also have the potential to earn significant salaries. According to Payscale, IT professionals can earn up to $144,000 per year, depending on their role. Some examples of average salary* by role include:

  • Project manager - $100,073 per year
  • Service delivery manager - $100,017 per year
  • IT consultant - $89,836 per year
  • Software engineer - $83,544 per year
  • IT business analyst - $72,743 per year
  • IT support technician - $55,024 per year
  • Service desk analyst - $53,397 per year

*This salary information was correct as of May 2022. Check Payscale for the latest salary statistics.

What you'll learn in an information technology course

There are a few different paths you can go down when choosing your IT course.

Enrol in a generalist course and learn the fundamentals of information technology, from networking and programming to systems analysis and design. Or take your existing skills even further by specialising in an area like cyber security, data science, games design or software development.

Whether you go with a short course, single subjectundergraduate or postgraduate degree, expect to build up your strengths in project management, problem solving and decision making. Become the IT professional that employers need—and enjoy a dynamic career in an industry that could take you anywhere.

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