The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has grown the number of education courses it offers through its Skils Hub to over 3,000 in partnership with education institutions.
Australia’s peak body for the tech industry, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Queensland Government to partner with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to deliver critical skills around innovation in IT and cyber security in the State.
Australian corporate ICT and cybersecurity training provider DDLS has introduced a course in cyber security that it claims will take students with no ICT background to three internationally recognised cyber security certifications in less than six months.
The Information and Communications Technology sector was the only industry sector showing a positive result in June for executive employment demand, according to the latest index from recruitment firm EL Consult.
The demand for executives in the Australian ICT sector waxes and wanes on a monthly basis, but was second only to the financial sector in demand for August as the country’s jobs market trends towards its highest level in seven years.
ICT was one of the business and industry sectors offering the most job opportunities in September, as Australia’s employment market continues to trend upwards with job advertising on SEEK growing by 12% over the month.
Things are looking up for Australia’s tech professionals, particularly for those starting out in the technology industry, with a new study predicting that starting salaries in 2017 are expected to grow due to the industry growing faster than the IT candidate pool.
Students at the University of Canberra will be provided with key skills and opportunities needed to help them gain employment as part of the next generation of IT professionals entering the workforce in Australia, including in the public sector.
Demand for IT professionals with security credentials and experience will dominate the tech industry jobs market over the next five years, but new research also reveals it will be increasingly difficult to recruit these professionals in a “candidate-short” market.
Employers are intending to hire new staff over the remainder of this year, but the positive employment outlook is dampened somewhat by new research indicating that many employees feel let down in on-the-job training and are actively looking to switch jobs.
Students seeking an internship, professional women returning to work after a period out of it, or semi-retirees wanting to contribute their years of experience to an organisation, are all the target audience for a new workforce employment platform set to be launched after a year in development.
Demand for ICT professionals in Victoria is strong with the state’s employers projected to seek to fill ICT roles over the next few years at an annual rate of 2.7% – well above the national average of just 2%. Cyber security skills are in high demand across a number of the state's business and industry sectors.
The jobs outlook for ICT professionals is on the improve, with the ICT employment market showing signs of maturity and stability, according to a new report from the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).
In the face of an impending skills shortage, over half of IT professionals working in the digital and mobile sector are intending to change jobs in the next 12 months, according to a newly published study.
Forecast growth in the digital and mobile sector is likely to bring about ICT skills shortages over the next 12-months as many organisations carry out user experience, online and transformation projects, according to a new survey by one ICT recruitment firm.
The Australian Computer Society says lifting the supply of skilled IT professionals and other STEM-based occupations - as well as a greater focus on innovation - is key to grasping the opportunities Prime Minister Turnbull has said are being created in a globally connected, digital world.
The jobs market for ICT professionals is on the improve, for the remainder of this year at least, despite continuing uncertainty in the economy.
Australia's ICT jobs market is growing well ahead of the broader jobs market, according to a newly published employment survey which reveals that the jobs growth is largely driven by more organisations now doing business online.
Hourly rates for contractors have fallen steadily to new lows over the past nine months, although employers are still cautious when hiring, with contract employment continuing to dominate the ICT jobs market over permanent placements despite a small “subtle” shift to permanents.
Australia’s I CT sector is on the verge of a mini jobs boom over the next six years, but the predicted demand for IT professionals is tempered by a continuing and worrying decline in the number of graduates with ICT qualifications.
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