Information technology and telecommunications

IT information technology) has been one of the most rapidly growing industries over the last thirty years. It covers all kinds of computer infrastructure supporting creative activity, including database management, security, network management, systems analytics and associated technical trades. It’s now highly specialised with many sub-skill sets.

Telecommunications services provides infrastructure, such as internet, control systems and phone cabling. Telecommunications sends data all around Australia and overseas, either by video, audio, text or voice. It’s another growth sector as Australia moves into a digital landscape and technology keeps updating.

Typical jobs

  • management and organisation analysts

  • ICT business and systems analysts

  • software and application programmers

  • multimedia specialists and web developers

  • ICT support and test engineers.

  • Cable jointer

  • Communications engineer

Would it suit me?

The industry could suit you if you:

  • Like working with computer hardware and software

  • Have a very analytical mind

  • Like solving computer-related and technical problems

  • Enjoy digital media, the internet and communications

  • Enjoy gaming, animation, or designing websites

  • Are thorough and organised

  • Are good at maths

How do I get into the industry?

Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:

  • Diploma of Information Technology

  • Diploma of Social Media Marketing

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology

  • Diploma of Screen and Media

  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Information technology and telecommunications

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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