Educational requirements vary with employers. In general, most positions require the completion of a computer science degree, or an information technology or multimedia diploma or degree course. It is also essential to have a vast knowledge of the Internet and its associated services. Programming experience in a number of programming languages such as Java, Perl, HTML, Visual Basic or similar are a necessary prerequisite.
Of those currently employed in this occupation there are 43% with a Bachelor Degree, 18% with either an Advanced Diploma or a Diploma, 10% who have Postgraduate Degrees, 10% who have either Certificate III or IV and 22% who have no post school qualifications.
TAFE SA offers courses relevant to this occupation including the Diploma of Website Development. Pathways include the Certificate I and II in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate III Program in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Web Technologies) and Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest and most successful pathways towards a University Degree. Dual offer courses are available to TAFE SA and Flinders University in the Diploma of Website Development/Bachelor of Information Technology.
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.