Why Information Technology?
Information Technology is an incredibly diverse and one of the fastest growing industries in the world, which is constantly changing and evolving. The need for creative solutions and technical support paves the way for ongoing innovation and growth, with skilled IT professionals in huge demand.
Pathway to Australian Permanent Residency
Achieve a qualification in IT (Diploma / Bachelors)
Get your skill assessment from ACS
Lodge your EOI at once you acquire sufficient work experience and PR points
Invited to apply for one of the permanent visa options
Information Technology graduates along with other branches of Information technology like Business Analytics and Cyber Security are in high demand and are consistently listed in MLTSSL and CSOL. Few of the professions included in Information Technology are Software Engineers, Developer Programmer, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, and ICT Security Specialist. An assessment procedure by a relevant recognized authority is mandatory as apart of visa application for migration purpose or work sponsorship.
- Certificate III / IV in information Technology
- Diploma of Information Technology
- Advance Diploma of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Graduate Certificate in Information
- Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
- Master of Information Technology
Professional Year Program
ACS’s Professional Year Program gives international IT graduates from Australian tertiary providers the practical job skills and training needed to enhance their career prospects. A practical pathway from university to employment, Professional Year ensures that graduates are job ready. It is a 44-week course including 32 weeks of coursework and 12 weeks of internship.
An Information Technology PYP graduate is eligible an additional 5 points towards Australia Permanent Residency.
PR visa options for Information Technology graduates
|Occupation||Skill List||Potential Visa types|
|ICT Business Analyst -261111
Systems Analyst -261112
Multimedia Specialist -261211
Analyst Programmer -261311
Developer Programmer -261312
Software Engineer -261313
Software and Applications Programmer-261399
ICT Security Specialist -262112
Computer Network and System Engineer -263111
|MLTSSL||186 – Employer Nomination Scheme Visa
189 – Skilled Independent – Point Tested190 -Skilled Nominated
489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) – Family sponsored
489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) – State or Territory nominated
187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) – Employer Sponsored Stream
491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – State or Territory nominated
491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – Family sponsored
ANZSCO Codes:261312,261313, 262112, 261111, 261112
What services does Software and Applications Programmers Provide?
- design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
Software and Applications Programmers tasks include
- researching, consulting, analysing, and evaluating system program needs
- identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures, and methods
- testing, debugging, diagnosing, and correcting errors and faults in an application
- programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines, and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
- writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
- writing, updating, and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades
What services does Database Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists provide?
- plan, develop, maintain, manage, and administer organisations’ database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability, and performance.
Database Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists tasks include
- designing and maintaining database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries, and naming conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files
- performing the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls
- implementing and administering database documentation, guidelines, policies, and procedures
testing database systems and upgrades, such as debugging, tracking, reproduction, logging and resolving all identified problems, according to approved quality testing scripts, procedures, and processes
- accepting responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning
- liaising with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources; analysing, recommending, installing, and maintaining software security applications; and monitoring contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements
- troubleshooting and providing service support in diagnosing, resolving, and repairing server-related hardware and software malfunctions, encompassing workstations and communication infrastructure
- preparing and maintaining documentation, policies, and instructions, and recording and detailing operational procedures and system logs
- ensuring that the design of computer sites allows all components to fit together and work properly, and monitoring and adjusting the performance of networks
- continually surveying the current computer site to determine future network needs and making recommendations for enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks
What Services does ICT Business and Systems Analyst provide?
- work with users to formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems, and design and modify systems to meet users’ business needs.
ICT Business and Systems Analysts tasks include
- working with users to formulate and document business requirements
- identifying, investigating, and analysing business processes, procedures, and work practices
- identifying and evaluating inefficiencies and recommending optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour
- using project management methodologies, principles, and techniques to develop project plans and to cost, resource and manage projects
- taking responsibility for deploying functional solutions, such as creating, adopting, and implementing system test plans, which ensure acceptable quality and integrity of the system
- creating user and training documentation, and conducting formal training classes
- developing functional specifications for use by system developers
- using data and process modelling techniques to create clear system specifications for the design and development of system software
- acting as a central reference and information source, providing guidance and assistance in the system project decision making process.