Information technology (IT) and its systems are essential to all industries, including manufacturing. Any manufacturing organisation, factory or plant needs to manage, and be able to rely upon, its IT systems.
IT occupations include…
To work in IT occupations you should
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To work in senior or management IT occupations you should also
IT specialists will generally work in and around an office environment on computers, networks and ancillary equipment.
You can sometimes work in IT without undertaking any formal training or qualifications however most employers will prefer that you do, and Certificate IV is generally considered a minimum entry-level qualification.
To work at higher levels, in more senior technical, design and development, or management IT occupations, you will generally need to gain qualifications such as Diploma of Information Technology (General), Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, or Degree.
Of course, with experience, and possibly further training, you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
Certificate IV in Information Technology has several specialisation streams apart from General; these include Support, Websites, Networking, Programming, Testing, Systems Analysis and Design, and Multimedia.
Earnings, Job and Employment Prospects
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