Information Technology Courses
Study IT in Australia
Australian colleges and universities offer a range of Information Technology courses, including cyber security, website development, networking, artificial intelligence, software engineering, Internet of Things (IOT) and coding.
These courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's digital world. You will be equipped with the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in the Information Technology sector.
IT skills are in demand globally, and in particular in Australia. If you study a bachelor or higher, you will be eligible for the 485 Graduate Visa providing 4-6 years of full work rights depending on your level of education, and the potential for skilled migration as an IT specialist.
Levels & Cost of Information Technology Courses
Entry-level IT courses are delivered at the certificate and diploma level. However, to be eligible for the 485 Graduate Visa, it is recommended that you study at a minimum of the bachelor level, especially as a bachelor is the general expectation in the workforce.
Information Technology Courses - Vocational Level (VET)
A one-year Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma of Information Technology will cost approximately $6,000 at a private college, or up to $20,000 per year at a public university. Specialisations might include full stack, front end web development, or cyber security.
Information Technology Courses - Higher Education (HE) Level
Bachelor IT Courses
A mix of private colleges/universities and universities offering bachelor degrees. Again, you will be offered a variety of specialisations including applied information technology, cyber security, networking, data science, software engineering, and internet of things (IOT). At a private college or university, you can expect to pay approximately $50,000-$60,000 for the 3-year degree, but special prices are often on offer. At a public university, tuition averages $90,000-$120,000. If you study a bachelor in this field, within a minimum of 92 weeks, you will be eligible for a 4-year graduate visa. If you study regionally and remain in the same area while working on that graduate visa, you may be eligible for an additional 1-year graduate visa.
Masters IT Courses
Again, a mix of private colleges/universities and universities offering Masters degrees. at a private college you would expect to pay between $35,000-$45,000 for the 2-year degree. at a public university, this will increase to $50,000-$60,000. If you study a bachelor in this field, within a minimum of 92 weeks, you will be eligible for a 5-year graduate visa. If you study regionally, and remain in the same area while working on the graduate visa, you should be eligible for an additional an additional 1 or 2-year graduate visa.
Qualify for the Extended 485 Graduate Visa
Many graduates will be eligible to apply for the 485 Graduate Post Study Work Stream Visa at the conclusion of the course.
As of July 2023, graduates may be eligible for the Extended Graduate Visa, granting an extra 2 years of work rights. Many Information Technology bachelor & masters courses have been included, however, please ensure your education provider is included in the list available through the link below.
Bachelor = 4 years (up from 2 years)
Masters = 5 years (up from 3 years)
PhD = 6 years (up from 4 years)
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We advise a consultation with a migration agent or migration lawyer on any long-term goals you might have through studying.