Information Technology

Depending upon which point in your life you are choosing to go to Australia, there are a variety of option that you could study in the field of Information Technology. IT is the umbrella term used to bring up anything that is related to the transfer of information using technology. While Cyber Security or Cloud Computing are worthy study options; a large number of students will often opt to go for the more generic route and study about Software Engineering or Business Analyst. Out of all the industries in the world right now, the IT sector is perhaps one of the few that has been growing in leaps and bounds. If a fast-paced and diverse career is what you ultimately seek; and you want to work in an industry that will be morphing and growing forever—then IT might just be your dream course.
Looking for job opportunities will become significantly less tiresome should you go for a career in the IT sector. The Department of Employment of the Government of Australia predicted that the demand for IT professionals would increase by 12.8% in 2018.
The largest development can be seen in the state capital cities of Australia; like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Aside from being the technological hub of Australia, Melbourne is also home to over 50% of the country’s top 20 tech-based firms. On the other hand, the state of Victoria has more than 8,000 IT businesses based there; which include industry big-wigs like Intel, Microsoft, Deloitte, PwC and IBM.

IT professionals are also prized in other sectors like healthcare and other service industries. Students graduating with a degree in IT or ICT can have very lucrative jobs, with weekly salaries of up to ICT Business and System Analysts get around 2274 AUD per week; while experienced professional working as ICT managers could be paid as high as 2,766 AUD per week. There are three levels of IT degrees available in Australia, and the admission requirements for them are given as follows:

Entry Requirement

Diploma of IT:
  • Education: Class 12th or equivalent
  • English Language: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Bachelor of IT:
  • Education: Class 12th or Equivalent
  • English: IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or equivalent.
Master of IT:
  • Education: An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • English: IELTS 6.5 (6.0) or equivalent
Career Outcome

Some of the career prospects for graduate of IT/ ICT can include (depending on your degree specifications):

  • Cyber Security Consultant/ Expert
  • Cloud Computing Specialist
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Administrator
  • Chief Information Officer
  • ICT Project Manager
  • Hardware Technician
  • Software Support Engineer
  • IT/ POS Technician
  • Service Support Engineer

Frequently Asked Questionsabout Courses

I would like to change my course/ university. What should I do?
Please keep in mind that the process involved in changing a course or a university, must strictly comply with your Student Visa conditions to avoid the apparent risks of Visa Cancellation. Specially to maintain AQF level of your study. For example, if you get your visa in bachelor’s degree Course then you must maintain same AQF level. Downgrading course can cause the breach of visa cancellation. Also, you need to complete 6 months of your Principle Course to change the education provider. It is strongly suggested that you get advice from Qualified Education Agent Counsellor (QEAC) to help you through the entire process. At PFEC Global, our expert counsellors can make sure you have the smoothest journey till the end.
What types of scholarships will be available to me, and how can I apply for them?
These days, numerous Australian institutions offer educational scholarships for eligible international students, with the key focus given to candidates enrolled in diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. If you would like to explore more details regarding the availability, application requirements criteria and timeline for each scholarship that might be suitable for you; it is a good idea to directly contact the institutions either calling their listed contact number, or by submitting an enquiry on their official website. Many students find it a little too much to handle the overloaded and doubtful information from the websites of many providers. Our expert counsellors are well-equipped to do this for you. Just come to visit us , and one of our best counsellors will help you find the scholarships that are best suited for you.
What work rights do the Australian Student Visa give me?
A student visa holder is completely free to work for a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (i.e. 14 days) when their term is in session, and unlimited hours when their term is out of session.
What are the courses can lead me to PR Pathways?
Although there is no guarantee to get PR by studying any particular courses, However, courses such as Accounting, Information Technology, Engineering, Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Cookery, Automotive are some of the very popular courses.