How to become a Information Technology Administrator

Information technology (IT) administrators manage the day-to-day operations of IT systems to ensure that the systems run effectively. IT administrators work with IT managers to make sure that the computer system provides sufficient computing power to deliver the desired level of business performance.

Personal requirements of a Information Technology Administrator

  • Aptitude for technical activities
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to quickly understand complex problems and devise effective solutions
  • Willing to maintain and update own knowledge of IT content
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to direct and oversee the work of others

Education & Training for a Information Technology Administrator

To become an IT administrator you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an IT administrator by studying information technology or computing at university with a major in systems administration, network engineering, network security or software development. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

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Avg. weekly wage:

$1,590

Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 6.4%

NSW 33.8%

NT 1.1%

QLD 15.8%

SA 4.3%

TAS 0.9%

VIC 29.1%

WA 8.6%

Hours worked:

38.2

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 79.7%

Proportion of female workers 20.3%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 4.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 14.2%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 4.1%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 8.7%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 44.1%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 24.3%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 31.2%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 68.9%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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