Seeking an exciting, fast-paced, and rewarding career in the world of Networking or Web Development? With the opportunity to build transferable, valuable tech skills; specialise in a rapidly developing industry; and pursue some of the country’s most lucrative IT sectors – Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) newest networking course and web development course can provide the professional kickstart you’re after.
Replacing our previous ICT50615 Diploma of Website Development and ICT 50118 Diploma of Information Technology, we’re proud to announce the launch of our latest courses: the ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) and the ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development). Both focus on equipping students with both the fundamental and technical aspects of networking and web development, arming you with the necessary skills to pursue some of IT’s most in-demand, profitable sectors today.
We explore the details of our diplomas below, along with potential career paths and employment statistics for each.
Students now have the opportunity to specialise in computer networking through our dedicated diploma course – an 18-month program that explores foundational skills in installing, maintaining, and managing complex digital networks.
Students will learn the essentials of designing, building, and testing network servers; addressing the issues of clientele; and promoting a healthy cybersecurity culture of awareness and best practices. On top of this, the course also delves into technical areas of virtualisation and virtual computing environments, including the skills to install (and modify) virtual machines and implement enterprise-wide virtual computing environments.
Additionally, students will learn the fundamentals of network security – including the ability to perform risk assessments, analyse threat data, and implement disaster recovery or incident response plans.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a thorough, advanced understanding of IT networks and ways to manage, maintain and secure them; equipping you for lucrative jobs in IT administration, cybersecurity, and systems management.
If you’ve got a knack for creative ideas, perhaps our IT diploma in back-end web development may suit your career interests.
As one of Australia’s fastest-growing, most in-demand IT roles, web developers currently enjoy a plethora of job opportunities and high potential for career progression. In an era of all things digital (a trend that’s only bound to grow) the statistics aren’t too surprising.
Our newest course in back-end web development dives into both the technical and creative skills to create various webpage layouts, implement elements of e-commerce, and design digital applications. As the area primarily focuses on the “back-end” processes of web design and development, you’ll also learn to design, maintain and manage databases; integrate these databases with websites; and develop REST APIs.
As with our diploma in advanced networking, you’ll also learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity and ways to promote awareness and best practices in the workplace.
What roles can you pursue with an advanced networking diploma?
In general, computer network professionals face strong growth in the years to come, yielding an average base salary of $92,532 AUD, according to Indeed statistics.
Popular, specialised roles in the field include:
ICT Systems Manager
An ICT systems manager oversees a company’s network processes, monitoring these systems for performance, security, or connectivity issues. They may recommend, install, configure or upgrade the necessary hardware and software a business needs, and ensure these meet safety expectations, licencing laws and security standards for maximum data protection.
ICT systems managers can expect a job growth of 1.2% in the coming five years (according to SEEK), with a generous average pay of $101,835 AUD per year, according to Payscale.
Network Security Engineer
Network security engineers play an essential role in any IT team, tasked with providing, implementing, and configuring the network (and security)-related hardware and software a business needs. These could include the installation of firewalls, routers, VPNs (virtual private networks), and network monitoring tools. These professionals may additionally perform regular security risk assessments, and recommend or implement new network solutions as a company changes or expands their system architecture.
Network security engineers are set to experience strong employment growth in the years to come (according to Job Outlook) and currently earn an average of $88,437 AUD per year – based on Payscale statistics.
Network technicians are responsible for installing and maintaining a company’s computer networks. This includes selecting the best area to set up network equipment, installing the necessary hardware and software, and conducting repairs in case they break down or experience damage. They may also monitor network performance, reallocating resources or installing software patches for maximum efficiency.
Network technicians can also expect strong growth in years to come, and currently earn an average of $60,496 AUD a year, according to Payscale.
What roles can you pursue with a back-end web development diploma?
As mentioned, web developers are among Australia’s most in-demand IT roles, earning an average of $61,887 AUD per year and facing an estimated 9.2% job growth in the coming five years (according to SEEK research).
Those equipped with back-end web development qualification and pursue the following specialties:
Back-End Web Developer
Upon completing the course, the most popular role to pursue is, of course, a back-end web developer.
Those in this role focus on the server-side functions of website development; designing, configuring, and maintaining software elements often unseen by the end user. They work closely with front-end web developers and UX (user experience) architects to ensure maximum performance and efficiency of a website. Such professionals are required to have a thorough knowledge of code, as they commonly program the back-end aspects of websites to fix bugs or upgrade front-end functions.
Payscale statistics show that the average web developer earns about $61,887 AUD per year, and are currently set to experience a 23.4% job growth in the next half-decade, according to SEEK.
If the future’s made of code, you can’t go wrong with a programming career.
Typically tasked with writing, designing, and debugging computer software – programmers are the backbone of the IT world; crafting the language understood by machines so their programs can then be used by end-users. They may write code for software, networked server applications, or modify existing programs purchased from outside vendors.
According to Payscale, the average computer programmer in Australia earns about $70,114 AUD per year, with the potential to earn as much as $124,000 AUD yearly as experience grows. The industry is also set to experience a 23.4% job growth in the next five years, according to SEEK.
Web Application Developer
Web application developers focus on designing, building, and maintaining online applications – these including mobile apps or web pages. The role is dedicated to the elements of desktop or mobile sites that interact and respond to user requests; authenticates user access; and provides dynamic, visual features (often dependent on the user accessing information). These professionals typically work alongside designers and content producers.
Payscale statistics show that web application developers earn about $77,137 AUD per year, with an expected 9.2% job growth in the coming half decade, according to SEEK.
Seeking a career in these industries?
AIICT’s Diploma of IT in Advanced Networking or Back-End Web Development can help you build the critical skills required to launch a career in these rising industries. Both offer nationally-recognised training and clear pathways towards higher education, professional development, and entry-level employment.
Best of all, both courses are delivered online, helping you study according to your personal needs and schedule.
Get a head start on your IT career, and enquire with us on a course today.
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