Information and Communications Technology continues to strengthen as a vital part of all industries, globally.
46% of the world’s population is now connected to the internet and the demand for IT workers in Australia will grow by almost 100,000 to 758,700 workers by 20231. Higher connectivity will result in more cybercrime, with an anticipated 88% growth of cyber security workers expected by 2026 to keep people, organisations and countries safe2.
Employers hiring IT workers want technical skills – such as IT infrastructure, web programming and cloud computing – as well as broader business skills including project management, customer service, business analysis and strategic planning. USQ IT students use leading-edge enterprise tools and standards such as Oracle, ITIL4 (standard for IT service management), CompTIA Security+ (standard of IT security), implement web services, program mobile devices, apply data analytics tools to Big Data, and manage enterprise networks after completing the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.
1Deloitte Access Economics 2018, Australia’s Digital Pulse: Driving Australia’s international ICT competitiveness and digital growth, viewed 31 May 2019 https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-publications/aadp2018.pdf
2AustCyber 2018, Australia’s Cyber Security Competitiveness Plan 2018, viewed 31 May 2019 https://www.austcyber.com/tools-and-resources/sectorcompetitiveness-plan-2018