Career & Training Links
There is a wide variety of career pathways available to practioners in the Information Technology and Communications industry, with positions ranging from sales to development. For information on specific careers, visit the following websites:
Follow the links below for information about how to get a traineeship in the IT and Communications industry:
|Jobs, Education and Training (JET)
Search for Apprenticeship and Trainee vacancies throughout Australia.
|New Apprenticeship Centres (NAC)
Search for your closest NAC and find out how to find a suitable position.
|370 degrees group
View 370 degrees group information on how to become a Trainee.
In Victoria, there are two main programs run in schools that cater for the IT and Communications industry. For detailed information on the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and VET in Schools programs as well as other industry work placement programs, visit the following:
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
For information on the ICT Industry Training Package and the individual qualifications, visit the following sites:
Registered Training Organizations
Follow the links below to view organisations in Victoria that offer qualifications for the Information Technology and Communications industry:
|Communications Information Technology Training (CITT)|
|National Training and Information Service (NTIS)
Search for RTOs that offer training to the Victoria ICT industry.
View a wide range of information related to RTOs.
How do I get trainee?
There are a number of organisations dedicated to helping employers find appropriate trainees. These organisations also detail employer responsibilities and the benefits (financial and otherwise) of hiring a trainee:
Participating in a work experience program can be rewarding for both potential employees and employers. There are however, a range of safety and legal responsibilities that the employer must ensure are met. The following websites provide information about how to successfully supervise work experience students and handle other related issues.
Advice from WorkSafe Victoria regarding students working in potentially dangerous jobs.
|Safe At Work
Information regarding workplace hazards at work.
From time to time various industry bodies run short courses for existing employees looking to upgrade their skills. The following websites provide up-to-date short course training lists for employees in the Information Technology and Communications industry:
|Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU)|