Employment outcomes for IT graduates vary depending on the level of qualification. In the vocational education sector, 83.7 per cent of diploma graduates are employed six months after graduation.
This diploma also offers graduates a pathway to more specialised studies, opening up additional career paths in information technology and related industries.
Employment for ICT professionals is anticipated to grow strongly between now and November 2024. Graduates should take advantage of opportunities to advance and/or specialise in a wide range of technologies and be prepared to continue training throughout their career to remain industry relevant.
Graduates work in:
- IT project management
- software development
- database development
- web development.
Job Outlook projects that work opportunities for ICT network and support professionals are set to increase by 24.5% to 2024. Job Outlook also estimates that the most common annual salary for an IT technician in Australia in 2021 is between $55,000 and $65,000.
Sources: National Centre for Vocational Education Research Student Outcomes; Department of Employment, Employment Projections; Job Outlook.