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Web designer

What is it like to be a Web designer?

Web designers plan, create and code internet sites and web pages, using both technical and non-technical skills. They are responsible for the technical and graphical aspects of a webpage, also helping with the maintenance and additions to the website.

A web designer’s job involves understanding both graphic design and computer programming components. They work with development teams or managers to keep websites up-to-date and prioritise needs, among other tasks.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. 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 Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As a web designer, you have a flow of creative ideas and pay close attention to detail. You have a patient approach towards difficult tasks and have excellent problem-solving skills. You also have the following skills;

  • Excellent teamwork
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to be analytical

Professional accreditation 

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


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