Study Information Technology (IT) in Australia

Information Technology is a field of study that includes computers and other electronic devices for communication and other purposes.

With the growing use of technology like cell phones, smart watches, laptops, gaming consoles, etc., IT is an industry that recruits more personnel than any other industry*.

A lot of Nepali students go abroad (specifically in Australia) to study Information Technology.

Even in a developing country like Nepal, IT has boomed and hence created a large number of vacancies for IT graduates.

Why study Information Technology in Australia?

The following are some reasons why studying Information Technology can be a good idea or why pursue a career in information technology:

IT Industry in Australia is predicted to be the largest recruiter in terms of vacancy and industry growth.

IT has a potential for higher salary and revenue for the graduates in Australia and around the world due to its global standard certification.

You can choose your own career path according to your own interests and career aspirations which allows you to specialize at a certain subfield.

You can learn while working (work integrated learning) which provides skills set that can be used directly into the work environment.

In 2017, 415,100 people were reported to be employed in an IT-related position in Australia.

Between now and 2022, 151,200 new IT-related jobs are predicted to be created, which will create a lot of job opportunities for IT graduates.

Entry requirements to study Information Technology (IT) in Australia.

How much IELTS score is required to study IT in Australia?

Generally, the IELTS score required is an overall score of 6.0 or more (no band less than 5.5).

The IELTS score obviously varies per institution.

For example, The IELTS score required to study Undergraduate of IT in the University of Melbourne is 7.0, whereas for the University of Sydney is 6.5 and for University of Adelaide is as low as 5.5.

Source : IELTSASIA

If you want to know more about IELTS, here’s an ultimate guide to IELTS.

Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (IT)

Course Description

An advanced diploma is a certification that a student has successfully completed a specific course.

Diploma requires less time to complete (52 weeks) and is a cheaper alternative to get polish your skills.

Entry Requirements

Completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent

Course Duration

The course duration of Diploma in Information Technology is 52 Weeks.

Salary range

Once you complete the Diploma of Information Technology you might have an average income of US$40k yearly*.

The scope of Diploma/Advanced Diploma in IT in Australia

  • eLearning Manager
  • Software Manager
  • eBusiness Project Manager
  • ICT Project Manager
  • IT Business Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Procurement Manager
  • IT Program Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager – IT projects

Undergraduate Study

Course Description

The course provides the students with adequate knowledge regarding the core fundamentals of Information Technology which includes the following courses :

  • Database management
  • Programming
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Communications and networks
  • Security
  • eBusiness
  • Project management
  • Web-based technology
  • Professional practice in IT

You can major in the following categories :

  • E-business
  • Social and Digital Innovation
  • Network Design and Management
  • Web Design and Development

Entry Requirements

The following are the entry requirements for the course :

  • At least +2
  • Good IELTS, TOEFL or PTE score
    • IELTS: 6/5.5
    • TOEFL: 75
    • PTE: 54

Course Duration

The course duration of Bachelors of Information Technology is 3 years.

Salary range

The Average salary for an Information Technology graduate from an Australian University is A$82,524 to A$97,656*.

The scope of Undergraduate Study in IT in Australia

Graduates often work as :

  • Software analyst
  • web designer
  • web application developer
  • mobile application developer
  • computer and network support
  • data center administrator
  • systems administrator
  • security consultant
  • database administrator
  • webmaster
  • business analyst
  • data analyst
  • project manager

Postgraduate Study

Course Description

If you are an IT professional who has worked for a few years and wants to polish your skills by learning more about information technology, this is the right course for you.

You can major in the following categories :

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Networks and Information Security
  • Software Design and Development

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor/Honours degree is required
  • English language examination Scores:
  • Result
  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score (no band less than) :6 in each band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (with no section score less than): 60/49

Course Duration

The course duration of Masters in Information Technology is 2 years (full time).

Special Requirements

Knowledge of mathematics and computer programming can be essential. Two years work experience is also required

Salary range

A Master of Information Technology graduate can earn ranging from $50,000 to $135,000 yearly.

The scope of Postgraduate Study in IT in Australia

Master of Information Technology graduates is contracted by top firms in an extensive variety of ventures like :

  • Biotechnology
  • Health
  • Market research
  • Web development
  • Finance
  • They often work as :
  • Consultants
  • Risk analysts
  • Business analysts
  • Systems analysts
  • Project managers
  • Systems architects

Sources :

https://www.upskilled.edu.au/media/20371873/the-futue-of-it-and-business-careers-ebook-2.pdf

https://www.ieltsasia.org/hk/en/study-in-australia/required-score