There are 39% of IT Managers who have Bachelor Degrees, 14% have Advanced Diplomas or Diplomas, 7% have Certificate III or Certificate IV, 6% have Postgraduate Diplomas or Graduate Certificates. There are 21% who have no post-school qualifications however it is recommended that you gain the available qualifications to get the best possible chance of employment.
There are many academic pathways to enter this profession. One option is to complete either a degree in information technology, information systems or computer science, or do a business or commerce degree with a major in information systems, technology or management. Prerequisites are usually the appropriate TEE score, with passes in English and mathematics.
TAFE SA offers courses relevant to this occupation including the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology. Pathways include the Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology, Certificate III Program in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Support) and Certificate IV in Information Technology and the Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology.
Flinders University offer a Bachelor of Information Technology degree.
Course offered by the University of South Australia include a Bachelor of Business and Information Science and a Bachelor of Computer and Information Science.
The University of Adelaide offers a Bachelor of Computer Science degree.
SA Apprenticeships are available in this occupation for further information go to the Traineeship & Apprenticeship Services Website at http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/apprenticeships-traineeships or phone the Freecall number 1800 673 097.