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Looking for a future in a growing field?

GOTAFE’s hands on training courses can help put you on the path to where you want to be.

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Post date: 27th May 2022

The last couple of years have provided an opportunity for everyone to rethink how and where we work, and most importantly what we want to do in the future. GOTAFE is here to help you get there with job ready skills.  

Another outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is that remote work became a reality for many. While restrictions are easing, flexible work environments are here to stay. Organisations across all industries need to manage increased digital, data and cyber security risks.

IT and Cyber Security specialists are in higher demand than ever before. According to PWC, two-thirds of Australian organisations expect an increase in cyber crime, but only 32-54% have responded to escalating threats.

So, if you’re interested in computers and looking for a career in an exciting, in-demand field, the GOTAFE IT and Cyber Security courses could be the perfect fit. Our courses will give you real-world experience with industry standard hardware and software.

GOTAFE Cert III in Information Technology student, Astrid McKenzie has always been interested in IT “I’ve always loved hardware, I’ve been messing around with the insides of computers since I was about 15.”

By studying with GOTAFE, she hopes to turn her passion into a fulfilling career.

Her wife, Selene McKenzie has also decided to study a Cert III in IT, “Studying the same course helps us figure out things that we don’t understand. I understand the hardware side, she understands the software side.”

Astrid and Selene

Another married couple, Madeline and Andrew Jarred made the decision to study IT together, “We both wanted to do it. We were like why don’t we just do the same course? We can help each other.”

“We would definitely recommend studying at GOTAFE. The flow of the course is great – it’s not too slow, not too breezy and we are learning at a great pace.”

Madeline and Andrew

IT graduates find rewarding careers across multiple areas including animation, cloud computing, cyber awareness, digital media skills, IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.

For GOTAFE Graduate Matthew Heaton-Harris, his interest in computer technology led to a full-time career maintaining servers around the nation.

Matthew completed a Cert IV in Information Technology (ICT40120) in 2010, then continued on to complete a bachelor’s degree in IT, “GOTAFE was the foundation, and then I specialised in university”.

Matthew occasionally comes back to GOTAFE as a guest speaker “if they see someone, that might spark a light bulb in their head and get some inspiration of someone who’s come through and where they are now”.

Matthew Heaton-Harris

Do the new you in 2022

Planning for your future can seem like a daunting task, but we’re here to help. Whether you’re nearly finished school or looking for a career change, do the new you and choose GOTAFE to help you get there.