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IT architect

What is it like to be an IT architect?

IT architects design and maintain computer networks for organisations, companies and other users. They monitor system performance and address any networking or server-related issues.

IT architects are further required to act as managers and are responsible for scheduling technician assignments and evaluating budgetary needs. IT architects may also be responsible for fielding technical inquiries, training newly hired employees and planning new networks and integrating systems with cloud services.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for computer network professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Study, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As an IT Architect you have excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with a high technical aptitude. You will also possess the following attributes:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Effective time-management and organisational skills
  • Strong communication and professional capabilities

Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society. It is also recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.

The Bachelor of Science (Computing) is recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.

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