Tech skills are a must-have in the digital age. Every company has its own IT requirements, and these will continue to grow and change as new technologies are introduced.
Employment is projected to increase in this space faster than any other industry, alongside developments in growing disciplines like cloud computing, Big Data and cyber security. Demand is high and getting even higher, which makes this an area bursting with opportunity.
Forget the stereotypes – the nerdy developer, coding through the night in their parents’ basement, or the Silicon Valley startup bro, wearing a graphic tee and riding around enthusiastically on a scooter. Today’s IT professionals work across the broadest range of roles and sectors. As far as careers go, IT is about as exciting and open-ended as it gets.
What kind of skills do you need to excel in an IT role?
IT roles cover the full spectrum – from the creative, to the technical, to the analytical – with skills ranging from software development and web design to data analysis and troubleshooting. The best IT students tend to be curious by nature; they are problem solvers and creative thinkers.
Sydney Institute of Business and Technology’s (SIBT) Senior Program Convenor, Dr Saad Odeh says, “at SIBT we focus mainly on communication and teamwork, our students gain these skills at the end of their degree and are able to collaborate and interact in real life teamwork projects. The communication skill they gain in their diploma study make them well prepared to proceed and complete their tertiary degree“.
Foundational skills required are:
Key soft skills required are:
How to get skilled up with SIBT
Whether your path lies in becoming the company’s bubbly IT help desk go-to person or in building the next app that will transform the planet as we know it, it starts here at SIBT.
The Diploma of IT is designed to give you a broad introduction to computer science so you can discover your own path.
Get on-hand support while you hone your critical thinking and organizational skills so that you’re ready to progress into further specialisations in areas like software design, information systems and web design. Successful completion of your diploma means you can head straight into the second year of your bachelor’s degree at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus in as little as 8 months.
There’s no shortage of opportunity out there. We’re talking artificial intelligence, e-commerce, multimedia and internet development, big data, mobile computing – the list goes on. And there’s no shortage of your potential either.
Discover your own path in IT with SIBT's Diploma of Information Technology.