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Network administrator

What is it like to be a Network Administrator?

A network administrator is responsible for managing an organisations computer networks, keeping them up-to-date and running smoothly. They install network and computer systems, and maintain, repair and upgrade systems.

Network administrators are responsible for monitoring the teams and end users that they support. They work in multiple industries including scientific and technical services, insurance, education, hospitals and many more.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for computer network professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Study, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As a network administrator, you have the ability to be an analytical and critical thinker. You know how to balance multiple tasks by managing your time effectively. You also possess the following skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Bachelor of Science (Computing) is recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.

The Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society. It is also recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.

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