Corporate ICT and digital skills training provider DDLS has completed the acquisition of Auldhouse, New Zealand’s largest provider of ICT and digital skills training, in a deal worth A$16.6 million (NZ$17.3M}.
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.
Five industry certified bootcamp programs and five nationally accredited courses introduced at AIICT
COMPANY NEWS: The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) has introduced a new series of industry certified bootcamp programs and nationally-recognised qualifications to meet the surging demand for skilled ICT professionals in Australia.
ICT and cybersecurity training provider DDLS has formed a strategic partnership with Australia’s largest private provider of online vocational education, Open Colleges.
Regional Victorian industry group ICT Geelong has been relaunched, as the group estimates the region will need to fill more than 750 IT positions over the next five years, an increase of about 10% annually over current staff numbers.
The Australian Computer Society says the budget falls short in providing sufficient funds to address the ICT skills gap and wants the federal government to allocate more funding to overcome the problem.
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 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.
Insufficient ICT skills is one of a number of barriers holding back some Australian organisations and businesses from moving forward on IoT projects and taking advantage of the rapidly growing Internet of Things industry in Australia, according to the CSIRO.
The ACS Foundation is broadening its Big Day In career information program, expanding it to include primary school children.
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.
Despite it being an ineffective staff retention method, “Counter Offering” is increasingly being used as the tool of choice by employers of IT professionals as they struggle to hold onto quality talent in a rebounding market, according to specialist IT recruiter Greythorn.
Government support for startups and initiatives to re-focus the national training system in this year’s budget has drawn a tick of approval from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), but it wants much more to be done to meet the demands of a ‘fast-paced’ digital economy.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) in South Australia wants digital technologies to be introduced as a mandatory subject in the state’s school system and has called on the state government to place a higher priority on promoting ICT skills and digital literacy.
The ICT jobs market is heating up as demand for ICT professionals grows, but the increased competition for jobs means it now takes recruiters longer to place candidates.
Ashlyn Hassett, from the Kimberley indigenous community of Kalumburu and a Year 11 student at the Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) in Peppermint Grove, Perth, has received a 'Student Work Traineeship Program' completion certificate from Fujitsu.
The Victorian Government has launched a new program designed to help the state’s small businesses build competitiveness through the use of information and communication technologies.
The Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communications Technology (ACDICT) has hit out at the federal government for what it says is the proposed axing of the national digital technologies curriculum for schools.
The Information Technology & Contract Recruitment Association (ITCRA) has formed a partnership with New Zealand’s Burning Glass to facilitate deeper analysis of its SkillsMatch data.
There’s encouraging signs that Australia's ICT jobs market has been gathering pace over the past quarter, with the market for ICT skills now at its highest point for more than a year, according to a newly published report.
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