A handy course guide for those interested in or considering a digital career.
As Project Manager of the Building Digital Capability Project for Geelong and Greater Geelong Harvest Talent Recruitment and People Solutions, thanks to the input of our Digital Employers, has developed a ready course reckoner for those interested in or considering a digital career.
Currently in regional centres, and possibly true Australia-wide, we lack digital talent to commence and progress into digital careers.
Individuals can complete a Certificate IV, Diploma or Degree in IT however the digital industry seek individuals who can “hit the ground running” with specific skills.
The research piece illuminated the skills and competencies required and while we await adoption or integration into formal education curriculum, there are courses today which can be accessed to build a bright digital career.
Here they are – hot off the press!
Skills Matrix & Courses
Additional skill sets in Google https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage and Facebook https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/business/marketing/facebook-advertising-short-course were identified where Web Development and Promotion intersect. Such companies call themselves Digital Agencies.
In regional centres such as Geelong Software Development firms have exited or partly exited the region, whether via a strategic decision of such organisations, international acquisition and moving Software Development teams wholesale offshore, or offshoring due to cost considerations. Larger organisations (particularly those with strong transformation agendas) hire Software Developers in-house.
A Bachelor in IT has some overlap to launch a career in Software Development.
On further research, the region’s software development services firms agreed on the following key themes and within those the skills that would produce a Junior Software Developer.
Skills Matrix and Courses
Knowledge Academy –https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/courses/java-training/
Knowledge Hut –
HTML & CSS
General Assembly – https://generalassemb.ly/education/front-end-web-development/melbourne
Udemy – https://tinyurl.com/mpu3bumc
The Knowledge Academy – https://tinyurl.com/4banez4c
The Knowledge Academy – https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/courses/devops/introduction-to-docker-training/
University of Sydney – https://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/SQL1
Knowledge Academy – https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/courses/microsoft-azure-training/
|Advanced Digital Skills||UX/CX|
UX/UI – Monash – https://tinyurl.com/338jhr3s
Digital Jobs Victoria https://djpr.vic.gov.au/digital-jobs
Included in the Program
Federation University – Introduction to IT Project Management
DDLS – Certified Project Management Professional
|Holistic Courses||Swinburne – Diploma in Software Development|
Software Development Unit (https://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/courses/units/Software-Development-COS10005/local
Monash – Coding Bootcamp – become a Software Developer in 24 weeks https://bootcamps.monash.edu/coding/
Digital Jobs Victoria – https://djpr.vic.gov.au/digital-jobs includes:
Victoria Uni Polytechnic – Software Engineering
General Assembly – Python Programming
IT Support Careers can be found with IT Services firms and Managed Service Providers and larger companies have their own internal department.
Most IT Services firms either hire individuals with a Certificate III or IV in IT and provide more training on the job or gain those with an interest and develop their IT support team members from there. The overall consensus was a IT Support Engineer would possess deep understanding (than that of a user) of four major themes and further skills in other areas would be of interest to a IT Services firm.
Skills Matrix & Courses
|The Cloud||Office 365 |
G – suite
The Knowledge Academy –
Keystroke Learning –
The Knowledge Academy
The Knowledge Academy – (https://www.theknowledgeacademy.com/au/courses/microsoft-exchange-server-training/
Microsoft Windows Server
Holmesglen – Certificate IV in Cyber Security – https://holmesglen.edu.au/Courses/Computing-and-IT/Cyber-Security/Certificate-IV-in-Cyber-Security
|Databases||SQL & mySQL|
University of Sydney – SQL Course: Level 1
|Programming Languages||Windows Server 2019|
|Holistic courses||Currently offered as part of the Digital Jobs Victoria program https://djpr.vic.gov.au/digital-jobs|
Victoria University Polytechnic – IT Support Level 1
Individuals who train or upskill would find themselves accessing employment and fast-tracking a digital career than those who complete a general IT qualification alone.
*Information gathered from a six-month industry engagement and research project on Digital Capability – Funded by the State Government of Victoria.