Demand for skills in IT
The IT industry is booming. According to the ACS and Deloitte, Australia’s technology workforce has grown by 8% year-on-year, and the IT workforce is predicted to expand to 1.2 million workers in Australia by 20273.
There’s a large skills gap in IT in Australia, and skilled professionals are in demand. Maria moved to Australia from Damascus, Syria to study an IT course, a dream that sprung from learning to fix their family computer.
“I was always interested in technology because I would fix our PC or router when they broke or got a virus,” said Maria.
Career outcomes of the Certificate IV in Information Technology
After completing this IT course, you can work in IT support, web programming, managing IT projects or network administration.
“Studying IT networking has given me the experience and knowledge I need to prepare for the future,” said Maria.
“It's made me more confident and helped me discover my career path. When I first started the certificate, I wanted to be a programmer or web developer, and as I got to know the majors more it helped me understand what I’m suited to and what I’m interested in.”
Maria chose RMIT for her IT TAFE course because she already knew she flourished in the welcoming learning environment.
“I studied English at RMIT in the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) where I made friends, learned about new cultures, and found the perfect uni,” said Maria.
"The teachers were amazing and always available to answer my questions, no matter how simple the question was. That’s what made me want to study at RMIT, because they told me to never feel bad for asking questions, and that they’d explain the answer to me until I could understand it.”