Information technology (IT) has become an integral part of our everyday lives, and it’s more important than ever to Australian businesses, the workforce, and the economy.
The demand for people with information technology skills continues to grow. A career in information technology is a good choice not only because of the strong job prospects but also because it’s an exciting and dynamic field to work in.
One of the biggest draw cards of information technology is how diverse the job opportunities are. Not only is the demand for IT professionals growing, but there are opportunities to work in IT in almost any industry. Technology is relied upon in almost every business, so there are lots of options to choose from.
To maximise your chances of entering a career in IT, you need to make sure you have the skills that future employers are looking for.
Benefits of studying IT
In today’s digital age, technology underpins almost everything we do. With more jobs than ever demanding digital skills, education is critical to developing your IT skills.
Technology has reshaped the way businesses operate and the way jobs are done. Because of this, gaining the right digital skills is important so you’ll have the skills that are in demand and that improve your employment prospects.
Some of the key benefits of studying IT in Australia are:
- Job prospects are high with IT professionals and specialists in big demand
- The IT sector is expected to continue experiencing high growth
- IT is one of the highest paid fields in Australia
- Job opportunities are diverse with almost every sector needing IT specialists
Information technology and the future
Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society take an annual snapshot of trends in the Australian digital economy and workforce. Known as ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse 2022 Unlocking the tech sector: beyond one million, this latest edition of the report shows strong growth in the technology workforce despite lockdowns and economic restrictions throughout 2021.
With the strong demand for technology workers in Australia expected to continue, the technology sector faces a set of new challenges. Lack of technology workers is now the biggest challenge for the industry. It’s predicted there won’t be enough skilled people to fill jobs in future years. That means the industry needs to make plans now to grow the size, skills and diversity of Australia’s IT workforce.
Australia’s technology workforce grew by 8 percent from 2020 to 2021. And that strong growth is expected to continue. By 2024, Australia’s Digital Pulse forecasts there will be over 1 million technology workers in Australia, growing to 1.2 million by 2027
While this poses some significant challenges for the industry to meet future demands, it’s good news if you’re considering a career in information technology. So if you’re someone that likes to keep their finger on the pulse with technology and the latest developments, IT could be a great choice for you.
IT courses in Australia
Information technology courses in Australia are varied. From degree courses taking a few years to complete to certificate courses to get you started on your journey, and everything in between.
Monarch Institute offers IT courses that have been developed with a focus on giving you the real skills employers are looking for. Plus they are a popular choice with students because:
- They offer complete flexibility to study online so you can balance the rest of your commitments like work and family life
- Courses are developed with leading academics and industry associations
- They’re delivered by expert trainers who work with corporate leaders
- You learn from professionals using real case studies
Both Monarch Institute IT courses offer students a range of benefits to get you working in your dream job sooner.
Diploma of IT
One of the most comprehensive yet practical and flexible courses, the diploma course is a great option if you want broad IT skills but you also like the idea of web development. The Diploma represents the best combination of practical project-based learning, and the all-round knowledge you need to really be considered an expert in this field.
Along with the technical skills in web development and programming you learn, you’ll also upskill in areas you need to become a web developer in the growing but competitive job market.
Certificate IV in IT
Designed to be completed within 24 months, this foundational qualification will set you up for success in the IT industry. You’ll get the skills you need to develop web page layouts, design and build web applications, and integrate those apps with client systems.
Many students complete this course in less time but it’s important for students to be able to fit study around all the other things going on in your life. It makes sense to choose a course that gives you flexibility. How long it takes you depends on your previous education, work experience, time availability and other life commitments
Choosing an information technology course at Monarch Institute will give you a real competitive advantage because
- Career pathways are a top priority when course content is developed
- Courses reflect what employers are already looking for
- Courses are delivered by respected professionals who continue to lead in their fields.
- As a registered training organisation, courses are nationally recognised.
- Content is continually being updated to reflect changing industry needs
- You get fully supported online learning
Monarch Institute Diploma in Information Technology and Certificate IV in Information Technology.
A Diploma of Information Technology or a Certificate IV in Information Technology from Monarch Institute are both designed to give you the skills you need for a career in IT. With IT, the options abound, but if you’re considering a career as a web developer or web designer, these courses are both great options.
Delivered online and fully supported you’ll find the flexibility of a Monarch Institute Course means you can balance study with existing work and life commitments.
Studying information technology is a great choice. You’ll soon be on your way to have the skills you need to secure your ideal job. Chat with a Course Consultant about your options on 1300 738 955.