Digital Careers in Australia

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Where are the digital career shortages in Australia? What are the advantages of a digital career? Which digital careers have rapid growth?

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Digital Careers in Australia

  1. 1. Funded by the
  2. 2. What is Digital Careers? • Promote an understanding of what a digital career is • Advise students about the roles and opportunities in digital careers • Promote opportunities for students to develop their skills • Give you an opportunity to talk with someone from industry
  3. 3. Where are the roles? • Technology is everywhere • It is ingrained in almost every industry • The industry is worth over $100B in Australia • 2010-2011 Australian Information & Communication Technology R&D was worth $5.7B • 2010 Australian Technology exports were work $4.5B
  4. 4. What roles are in demand now? Occupation Worker Shortage Software & Applications Programmers 13,200 ICT Managers 6,700 Database & Systems Administrators & ICT Security Specialists 3,800 Computer Network Specialists 3,700 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 3,600 ICT Support & Test Engineers 3,200 Multimedia Specialists & Web Developers 3,100
  5. 5. Salaries • Average entry salary for a Computer Science graduate - $52,500 • Vacant roles on Seek this week: – ICT Business & System Analysts of 1741 roles 1424 pay $80,000 or more – ICT Managers of 3639 roles 3059 pay $80,000 or more – ICT Support Technicians of 181 roles 55 pay $80,000 or more
  6. 6. Expected employment growth areas Between 2011-12 & 2016-2017 the following areas are the predicted growth areas: 1. 13.2% - ICT Business & Systems Analysts 2. 12.6% - ICT Managers 3. 10% - ICT Support Technicians 4. 9.3% - Software & Application Programmers 5. 8% - Database & System Administrators & ICT Security
  7. 7. Matthew Bulat - M.Eng.Tech. MCSE MCDBA MACS CP Big Reasons To Get Into Technology
  8. 8. Global Career Options and Customers Training can be applied Globally
  9. 9. Make your own future Digital Products can Scale to help more people Software, eBooks, Graphics, Web pages, Apps, Video, Audio
  10. 10. Skills Framework Information Age (SFIA) 96 ICT skills and 7 level 1. Follow Start Now e.g. Content publishing 2. Assist e.g. Business modeling 3. Apply e.g. User Experience Analysis 4. Enable Training Gained e.g. Information Management 5. Advise e.g. Innovation 6. Initiate e.g. Programme Management 7. Set strategy Mastered skills with experience SFIA can be used by you for Career Planning Project Planning Position Descriptions Organisation Planning Performance Reviews Professional Development
  11. 11. NBN Fibre Townsville More digital options for Townsville. E.g. 10 site video conferencing
  12. 12. Business Model Canvas Model Yourself, Startup or Organisation. Refine with Digital Options.
  13. 13. Growth Industries predicted ● Knowledge industries ● e-Health industries. e.g. Telehealth ● e-Education industries e.g. MOOC, Books24x7. ● e-Government and Public Administration. e.g. Digital 1st. ● e-Commerce. E.g. Ebay, Alibaba, Amazon. ● Remote controlled mining. 2 NBN satellites in 2015. ● Teleworking. e.g. Elance, Virtual Teams. ● Embedded Decision Support System devices.Smart AC’s ● Professional Services accessing online information ● ICT in almost all industries Falling Industries predicted ● Paper based publishing ● Media sales. e.g. DVD, CD. ● Cable Television ● Newspaper publishing ● Radio broadcasting
  14. 14. Sample of ICT Careers Practical Social Intellectual Computer Technician User Design Tester Programmer Hardware Developer Project Manager Researcher Games Artist Account Manager Web Designer Systems Integrator Systems Analyst Software Architect Robotics Engineer Help Desk Officer Data Scientist

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