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Careers in ICT

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is not only a complex and rapidly changing industry in its own right, it is a crucial support service for business as a whole. The Information and Communications Technology Training Package and the Telecommunications Training Package address the skill needs of the ICT industry, enterprises and individuals.

Remember the days before email? The internet? Customer databases? Personal computers?

In a relatively short period of time information and communications technology (ICT) has become an indispensable tool for modern individuals and industries. ICT is not only a complex and rapidly changing industry in its own right, it's a crucial support service for business as a whole.

The industry is characterised by a large number of small businesses employing a fraction of the industry's workers, and a small number of much larger organisations employing a huge chunk of the ICT workforce. The prevalence of contract based work and the rapid rate of change in the industry present challenges for skill development, but addressing training needs is absolutely essential for Australia's social and economic wellbeing.

Sectors within the ICT industry include:

 

  • Networking and network security;
  • Services and support;
  • Testing;
  • Project management;
  • Database design and development;
  • Software development;
  • Systems analysis and design;
  • Systems administration and management;
  • Web and multimedia technologies; and
  • Programming.