Information Technology Educator (NSW/ACT)
Education and Training:
To become an IT educator you usually have to complete a degree in information technology, information systems, computing or computer science at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your HSC/ACT Year 12. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry and physics are normally required. A number of universities in Australia offer degrees in these areas. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact Open Universities Australia or the universities you are interested in for more information as requirements may change.
Membership of the Australian Computer Society is available to those who hold, or are working towards, suitable qualifications. There is a range of membership types available, allowing progression through the various levels as a member's career develops.
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
*Course is offered by more than one institution. Click link for details.
- Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Teaching
- Graduate Certificate in Information Technology *
- Graduate Diploma of Information Technology *
- Master of Information and Communication Technology (Advanced)
- Master of Information Technology *
- Master of Information Technology (Advanced) *
IT trainers and educators are employed by computer hardware and software suppliers, specialist training organisations and various education sectors, and are often part of the training staff within large enterprises. Information technology education and training covers primary and secondary teaching, as well as the vocational education and training, higher education and adult education sectors. With experience and sufficient start-up money, there are opportunities for self-employment.
For Further Information:
Australian Society for Technical Communication (NSW) Inc.
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