Paula Irvine, Head of the Business, Management and Services Faculty at Open Colleges, says graduates of the Certificate IV in IT - accredited by North Coast TAFE - can study online and expect to develop skills supporting career outcomes such as IT support, network support or even project management across many verticals - not just the IT sector.
“Our research indicates there is a demand from employers for accredited and fully trained IT professionals who can add value to an organisation as soon as they begin working. With this in mind, we joined forces with North Coast TAFE to deliver a fully rounded course which provides students with flexible study options and also provides them with a learning experience that focuses on developing their capacity for solving real problems,” Irvine said.
Irvine cites a recent study by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, showing that demand for ICT skills is expected to increase 7.1% by 2017, requiring an additional 33,200 Australian workers.
For more information on the new course visit the Open Colleges website