Information Technology (IT)

Why study Information Technology (IT) ?

  • In the last few years, in Australia thousands of new jobs created in the technology industry alone
  • Employable jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are growing twice as fast when compared to other jobs in Australia
  • IT remains one of the highest paid industries in Australia, with salaries for technology roles higher than most competing sectors

What is information technology?

Studying in this field students develop skills in the processing, transmitting and storage of information.

Students expect to develop an understanding of information systems, programming languages, information management and artificial intelligence. Student graduates with the ability to apply their knowledge to solve problems as students learn the theory and practice of industries such as:

  • Computation theory
  • Computer programming
  • Format coding
  • Storage and retrieval of information in a computer environment
  • Robotics programming and artificial intelligence
  • Systems analysis

Undergraduate course

An undergraduate degree will provide students with knowledge across all areas of information technology. Students can undertake subjects including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data management, mobile computing, information systems and cyber security.

Postgraduate/research course

Postgraduate and research degrees will provide students with expert knowledge in a specific area. A Master of Data Science is a popular and in demand postgraduate degree in this field of study.

What could my future look like?

Courses in Australia are structured to help students make a successful transition into a chosen career. Australian education institutions focus on supporting students in students professional and personal growth, so students have the appropriate skills and experiences when students graduate.

Information technology is a diverse field – students could find students self-achieving success in their career, anywhere in the world. An Australian qualification in information technology is recognised and accepted by international employers such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.

Pathway to Australian Permanent Residency

IT occupations are listed consistently in the Skilled Occupations. International graduates can complete Professional Year Program (PY). PY graduate is eligible to receive five (5) extra migration points towards their Migration to Australia. There is a current shortage of cyber security experts, as cloud-based technology has left many Australian businesses vulnerable to data breaches. Therefore, this profession is in the priority list in Australia.

Visa options:

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)

189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189) - Points-Tested

190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)

407 - Training visa (subclass 407)

485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

491 - Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491)

494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (subclass 494)