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Which information technology course would you like to study?

The best of comprehensive technical knowledge and project-based learning.

Information technology is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia.

Explore the courses below to see what makes Monarch Institute stand out from other IT study options. If you’re not sure which course will suit you best, chat with one of our friendly Course Consultants today.


Information technology courses

A Monarch Institute qualification in information technology gives you the ultimate balance between technical knowledge, and learning by experience. You get the flexibility of online study, with no need to go into a campus or view set lecture times. At the same time, you get personalised guidance from dedicated trainers who’ve got decades of industry experience.

We’ve really taken the best of the practical side of project-based learning, with the deeper technical knowledge of an official nationally recognised qualification – and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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Information Technology Course FAQs

  • Do I need experience to study a cyber security course?

    With the rising demand for specialists in online cyber security, you can confidently kick-start your career in this area by taking our Cyber Security and Advanced Networking course. And because this course begins with teaching you the fundamentals, it is suitable even for beginners with limited computer experience.

    There are no formal prerequisites for taking this course. However, after you enrol, we will contact you for a pre-training review. This helps to confirm if our training is right for you.

    The review involves asking you to:

    • Complete a brief language, numeracy and literacy online quiz
    • Confirm that you have basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Which IT course is right for me?

    Depending on the career direction you would like to take, you can choose from the following IT courses at Monarch Institute:

    Our expert trainers are available every step of the way to provide you with full support.

  • How long does it take to study an IT course?

    There is no minimum timeframe to complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology. You have up to two and a half years to finish it at your own pace. You also have up to two and a half years to complete the Diploma of Information Technology course—regardless of which specialisation you select.

    The speed at which you progress through the necessary modules depends on your personal learning pace and the time you dedicate to studying.

Industry insights

Employment/positions projection* 13.7% growth to 2026 ** For ANZSCO category 2612: Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers, which includes web developers (ANZSCO ID 261212).
Earnings (average full time weekly) $1,910
Currently employed in Australia 14,900 professionals
Flexibility 2% part-time, plus remote roles

Information technology: one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia

Looking for a career that’s basically future-proof? IT is… well… it. The industry as a whole, in terms of Australian jobs, is projected to grow by 13.7% over the next few years up to 2026. To put that in perspective, the total growth for all jobs is expected to be 9.1%. It makes a lot of sense, when you think about how much of our daily lives revolve around information technology, from our social lives to our businesses.

Opportunities for web developers

One of the most exciting and rewarding specialisations within IT is web development. Government statistics and employment vacancy advertisements tell us that web developers work across a variety of projects in diverse industries. From custom web-based applications in the healthcare industry, to customer-centric ecommerce experiences, to super-secure online finance services, web developers do it all. And they’re well rewarded for it. Average salaries for web developers are around $1,910 per week. And those that make it to the management level earn even more impressive compensation. The average weekly pay for an ICT manager, including managers of web development projects, is $3,008. The best part? It’s a job with a ton of built-in flexibility that can easily be done remotely.

Your future in IT is going to be epic. We’ve put together courses with a unique balance of technical knowledge and project-based practice, plus flexibility and support you won’t find anywhere else. Explore the IT course pages now. And if you’re still not sure which course is right for you, chat to one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Source: Labour Market Information Portal

Meet your trainers

You'll be guided and supported by experts and thought leaders
Saravanan Thangavel
"Those who are in love with learning are in love with life."
– Charles Handy

I am an educationalist with 18+ years of expertise in the combined IT industry and academia in Technology Strategy and Technology Management Consultation. I’ve complimented my expertise by lecturing as well as by playing diverse roles in the industry. As a Solutions Consultant, I specialise in Microsoft Product Customisation and developed skills in BPR and client portfolio management. As an ICT advisor, I was involved in the implementation of CMMI standards in software companies and also conducted audits on software and general ICT controls.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I love sharing this knowledge with students!

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Gradon Rong
“Stay hungry, stay foolish” – Steve Jobs

I am an IT trainer with a Masters of Information Technology and rich teaching experience in domestic and international education. I have worked as an IT web developer, programming, and database management expert and I have experienced a few IT projects, including website and mobile application development, which practically makes me familiar with vocational education in IT.

I also provide academic support to university students to assist them in achieving outcomes in IT fields. I’m passionate about providing sustainable improvement to ensure the quality of education.

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Nick Andison
"Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners."
— John Holt

I have 14 years of experience in IT and Vocational Education, focusing on network security, cyber security, and project management. I’ve embraced new technologies and changes in adult education, ensuring my graduates are industry-ready. In 2020, I received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Vocational Industry Engagement and Collaboration from Federation University, highlighting the importance of skills-based training in IT.

Now, I’ve transitioned to the healthcare industry as a systems trainer and project support, while staying true to my vocational roots with Monarch.

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