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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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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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