Careers in IT and Technology 

Do you enjoy problem solving, technology and computers?

Perhaps a career in IT could be for you!

IT or ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is a large industry with a variety of jobs. It's no longer for geeks or computer nerds. The industry has occupations for all personality styles.

 

Have a look at the range of things you can do in IT by clicking on the illustration below. It will take you to a website where you can explore each area and occupation in detail in this interactive career wheel.

Where Can I Study IT?

Universities  in Victoria offer a variety of courses in IT. Courses might be called Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Systems, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Technology Engineering, etc. 

Information technology degrees (click to open)

Make sure you check VTAC course search and the institutions websites for updated information.

You can also study IT courses at TAFE and private colleges.

Bendigo TAFE offers Certificate III to Advanced Diplomas in Information Technology. Check this link for more info. 

More Resources to Explore

  • Watch cool videos about careers in IT here.

  • Australian Computer Society also has a great YouTube Channel with heaps of videos.

 

 

 

 

 

About You

The successful applicant will be experienced and competent in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree or Post Graduate qualifications in Computer Science, System's analysis, or other related study or equivalent experience.]

  • Strong experience of security related solution architecture in large organisations, with complex, multi-application and varied infrastructure landscapes.

  • Extensive experience of managing and working with external ICT service providers in the design and delivery of complex security related ICT solutions. 

  • Extensive knowledge of security architecture and design patterns. 

  • Strong knowledge of ICT development and project delivery methodologies.

  • Strong knowledge of ICT strategy. architecture, service delivery and direction. 

  • Strong knowledge of project management principles, processes, techniques and tools. 

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and solution identification skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation. 

  • Ability to translate business needs into requirements for solution architecture.

  • Strong customer focus background with commercial awareness and strategies thinking capability.

  • Ability to manage relationships across the organisation at multiple levels. 

Cybersecurity Careers

If you love maths, IT, solving problems, thinking ‘outside the square’ and working as part of a team, then you may be suited to working in cybersecurity. Are you also interested in business, security?

 

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in information and communication technologies. Demand for skilled professionals is booming with the rise of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, device interconnectivity and global cyber terrorism.

 

Graduates can work in industries such as national security, banking and finance, telecommunications, health care, retail, and law and specialists can earn excellent salaries.

What Are the Jobs Like?

Do an internet search to explore jobs in cybersecurity. Below are some examples of entry-level jobs for someone with university education:

 

Where Can I Study Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a broad field which requires skills in communication, a good understanding of business and technology, problem solving and ability to continually learn. There are no specific degree requirements from employers. You can study a Bachelor of Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, and related degrees. Some universities have also recently created specialist cybersecurity degrees:

 

Deakin University

La Trobe University

Swinburne University

Cybersecurity Resources

 

Cyber Security Threat Analyst 

Our client is looking for someone passionate in Cyber Security who wants to start their career in the industry. You will be writing threat reports for customers across the globe and communicate complex technical details around Cyber risk to an executive-level audience.

This role is suitable for a new grad or someone with a few years' experience. 

To make sparks fly you will have:

  • Distinction average or high in your degree results (preferably from computer science, engineering, IT or related fields)

  • Keen interest in Cyber security

  • Interest in learning the technical skills needed for the role (networking background would be great)

What makes this role shine?

  • Work in a fast-growing company at the cutting edge of technology (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence)

  • Opportunity to develop your career in Cyber Security (training is provided)

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