Information Technology Careers

A career in information technology (IT) is dynamic and rapidly evolving as new tech solutions become available. It’s a career that’s broad and varied where you’ll learn and adapt often, and experience personal and professional growth.

An IT, ICT or computer science career can take on many forms, including: 

  • analyst programmer,
  • web developer,
  • network administrator,
  • software engineer,
  • data analyst,
  • ICT support technician,
  • ICT security specialist,
  • game developer or
  • systems designer.

Enjoy a career that can take you anywhere, with tech roles that span across nearly all industries.  

Labour Insights Market (2022) projects growth in many IT roles. For example, software and application programmer roles are expected to grow very strongly – by 27% (or 42,200 jobs) by 2026. While ICT support technician roles have an expected growth of 17.4% (14,000 jobs), and in ICT management, roles are projected to grow by 17.7% (14,400 jobs) by 2026.  

Skills and traits

A career in IT will develop your technical knowledge of programming languages, databases, operating systems, and technologies. You’ll be a problem solver, with strong communication skills to express your ideas and solutions to clients who may not understand tech as well as you do. You’ll be adaptable and a keen collaborator, working with cross-functional teams to deliver results.    

  • Critical thinking
  • Tech savvy
  • Inquisitive
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Cyber safe
  • Creative problem solver

Information technology courses

Study an IT degree at CQUniversity and future-proof your career.

Enjoy simulations, real project work, and enhanced work-integrated-learning opportunities. Your study experiences ensure you graduate work ready, with the tech skills needed for a challenging and dynamic IT career.

CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology

Develop the skills to succeed in roles like administrator, application specialist, communications specialist, database designer, network engineer, programmer, systems administrator, systems analyst, technical writer, web designer and more.

CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology

Pursue a career in any industry working in fields such as computer technology, business analysis, data communication, data entry, database management, internet and web development, programming, project management support, security and more.

CQ18 - Bachelor of Information Technology

Gain the qualifications to work in the public or private sector in a range in of roles including application programmer, analyst programmer, database administrator, ICT customer support technician, network administrator, security analyst, systems administrator and more.

CG99 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op)

This course features a paid industry placement meaning you'll graduate with the professional experience you need to succeed in range of information technology roles in your industry of choice.

CL54 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology

This innovative dual degree will put you on the cutting edge of the legal industry's transformation toward automation and the legal information technology careers of the future.

CL73 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development)

This course equips you to become a control and instrumentation engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by software and hardware implementation skills. 

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    I really like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and programming. I get so immersed in this because I absolutely love it. I'm hoping to do my PhD and become a lecturer in IT.

    Jack Rolfe

    Bachelor of Information Technology