The Job Market

How to secure a ‘HIGH SALARY IT JOB’ in Australia?

Completing study and finding employment is a challenge to new migrants seeking a new life in Australia. It can take you 5 to 6 years to complete your degree commencing at a language school, then proceeding to university, and then undertaking postgraduate studies. Following this, you are required to spend several years and of course a lot of money to obtain a Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia.

Most people would think that after obtaining the PR it would be easy to find a satisfying job in Australia given they have a university degree. In reality most people end up working as labourers in places such as factories, restaurants and gas stations. If one then looks back at their working life it may seem as a waste of many years without achieving anything substantial.

The Australian social system has narrowed the gap between the rich and the poor. Therefore it’s easy to make a living but it can be very difficult to earn a high salary in Australia. It’s still many people’s dream to obtain a highly paid job in Australia. The IT industry is one field that gives you the opportunity to fulfil such a dream. If one takes a look at job advertisements online in positions such as Network Engineering, Senior System Support, Database Administrator and IT Specialist with salaries ranging from $100K to over $150K offered.

ITIC has helped hundreds of international students to obtain highly paid positions in the IT industry. Some have obtained employment in International firms such as IBM, Telstra, HP, EDS, Cisco, Fujitsu and Westpac Bank. Our goal is to continue to help more and more students find highly paid jobs.

Getting into the IT industry is the challenge we face. Although an IT Degree and Industry Certifications will open doors for you, the key to success is finding the right direction and gaining real hands-on experience. In Australia local work experience is essential and this is particularly true for the IT industry. ITIC will act as your professional career consultant providing you with local work experience, creating job opportunities to reach your IT dream career.

A high-salary IT job is not just something you do for a living, it also allows you utilise your professional skill and to create a solid foundation for future career development even if you decide to go back to your home country. Obtaining a degree is not sufficient to build a fine career either here, or in your home country. Practical work experience in Australia with qualifications will help you build a successful career anywhere in the world.

For the past 10 years, ITIC has helped hundreds of students enter the IT industry. Many of them have successfully obtained jobs with salaries exceeding $100K. ITIC offers the best learning environment for anyone who would like to start their career in the IT industry. ITIC has a group of IT experts and IT professionals with many years of experience in the industry. They will share their experience with you and help to motivate you. The IT industry changes very quickly and shared experiences at ITIC can help you keep up with new technology. It’s a shortcut to success.

Education Investment

How to invest your money?

Most people like to invest in property or the share market because they can see a return of 5% or 10%. Of course, if you want to make a riskier choice, you may get more return. Some of us like to invest in a business which is a greater risk and correctly titled, a ‘risk investment’.

Smart people invest in their education. ITIC has produced an education investment table that looks at the return value on education investment. Using the ITIC formula you can see a possible return of up to 300%.

Example 1

Sophie has an admin job with a salary of $30K. Just 3 to 6 months after investing $3850 to study in the ITIC 4 in1 package course, Sophie improved her skills and achieved a $45K job. 1 year later the return is $15K. Because it is residual income, 10 years later Sophie will earn $150K extra. The return ratio is almost 300%.

Example 2

Peter, who has an IT support role with a salary of $50K, invests $8800 to learn CCNP+CCVP. Six months after passing the exam, Peter can get a job with a salary of $80K. One year later, he can make an extra $30K. Ten years later, Peter will have a return of close to 300%. It is also residual income.

Example 3

Mark, who is a Network Engineer on a salary of $80K has invested $11,000 for a CCIE course and 1 year later, he got a job with a salary of $120K. His 1 year return is $40K. That’s almost a 400% return.

The job is a Network Designer in charge of a large organization’s network design. Mark not only got the salary he wanted but also the career he sought.

Stand out from the crowd

Australia is now facing a major financial crisis which may turn into a recession that could last for at least one year or longer. This makes it extremely difficult for anyone who wants to secure a job in the IT industry, especially for contract positions.

That is why it is crucial for you to improve your skills during the economic downtime. This is the best way to secure a job in the highly competitive IT industry. Building up your professional network is always valuable and will bring you more job opportunities.

To help you expand your skills and improve your employability on the IT job market, ITIC is now running special courses such as CCNP+CCNP Voice, Firewall (Check Point, NetScreen and Cisco ASA), Riverbed, Cisco WAAS, Telepresence and CCIE.

As an IT training college and IT recruitment agent, we have arrangements with a number of IT companies to supply resources without charging customer fees. With our large number of contacts in the industry, ITIC is able to provide work experience positions as well as job opportunities to our students. ITIC now has over one hundred students working on senior positions in the industry and is attracting more and more people to join us.