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Career Pathways

AIICT Career Pathways Team

Career Support

We’re here to make sure you have the resources to achieve your career aspirations. Graduating from AIICT is a whole lot more than just technical training, we will work with you to build the confidence you need to go out there and get your dream job. Whether you’re looking to go onto work or further studies, our team will help get you there.

Your career as an IT Manager

Explore the requirements of an effective IT manager. Learn about key skills, job responsibilities, and information on salary, industry growth, and main industries of employment.

Overview

IT managers oversee the planning, maintenance, and development of computer and telecommunications systems in their organisation. They’re responsible for devising ICT-based policies and strategies, ensuring optimum security of systems and efficient performance of ICT operations. They also supervise the selection and installation of IT resources, while providing the appropriate user training.

Employment for ICT project managers is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years, from 58,800 in 2018 to 67,000 workers in 2023.

Key Skills

  • Clear communication skills for establishing plans, goals, and ICT standards
  • Ability to plan and prioritise company objectives, while scheduling tasks accordingly
  • High-level, up-to-date knowledge on ICT trends and practices
  • Thorough understanding of computers, electronics, applications, and programming
  • Strong leadership skills and understanding of customer/client needs
  • Strong background in technology, telecommunications and technical design

Quick Facts

ICT managers make up a very large occupation, with work found in most regions of Australia. Those with sharp interpersonal, critical thinking, and leadership skills are best suited for a role in ICT management.

Salary Range

$67,000 – $149,000 (Median: $103,000)*

Average Weekly Hours

44 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*

Main Industries

Professional, scientific and technical services; financial and insurance services; and information media and telecommunications

Most Common Qualification Level

42.1% hold a Bachelor’s degree*

Your career as a Project Manager

Discover what it takes to become a successful project manager – both in general and ICT-specific fields. Explore current statistics on salary, industry growth, key skills and daily job responsibilities.

Overview

Project managers are responsible for supervising large company assignments, ensuring operations run smoothly and on-track throughout each stage of the process. Their key duties involve developing strategies, setting team goals, and overseeing the overall timeline and budget of a project. They also typically delegate tasks among workers, providing their guidance, direction and support; while managing any problems that arise and providing appropriate solutions.

Employment for ICT project managers is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years, from 58,800 in 2018 to 67,000 workers in 2023.

Key Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with team members, departments, and stakeholders
  • Current knowledge of the latest technology trends in the ICT industry
  • Solid understanding of computers, electronics, and software – may be required to assist technical teams in design and development
  • A fine attention to detail with sharp critical thinking skills – required during the troubleshooting or debugging stages of a project
  • Ability to organise and schedule activities within a limited budget and timeframe
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and delegate tasks for optimum productivity

Quick Facts

Project managers have strong leadership and problem-solving skills, maintaining efficient performance in their teams as they oversee large company projects to their completion.

Salary Range

$67,000 – $148,000 (Median: $106,000)*

Average Weekly Hours

44 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*

Main Industries

Professional, scientific and technical services; financial and insurance services; and information media and telecommunications

Most Common Qualification Level

42.1% hold a Bachelor’s degree*

Study pathways

Getting the skills you need is simple by studying one of our information technology courses below.

*Sources: payscale.com.au and joboutlook.gov.au – All information is to be used as a guide only, and are accurate at the time of publication.