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How a networking course can get you started in IT

The opportunity to gain a specialised IT qualification motivated Luke Georgoudis to study an IT networking course at Holmesglen.

Now a networking course gradute, Luke has secured a full-time IT junior systems administrator job, and joined a workforce that's in demand.

“I was really interested in things such as network defending and ethical hacking. It led me towards a networking course as my first qualification in IT, as I believed having networking skills were essential to the many different areas within IT,” says Luke. 

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee reports key IT jobs are predicted to increase in need over the next five years. These roles include computer networking database and systems administrators, ICT specialists and ICT support technicians.

What IT networking jobs can I do? 

IT networking professionals are required across all industries. As technology develops and businesses expand their digital capacity, organisations are drawing on highly skilled computing and IT graduates to help them look to the future. 

A networking diploma gives students a qualification to pursue roles as a: 

  • network administrator 
  • network security administrator 
  • network technician 
  • network support  

Since his course, Luke has worked as an IT junior system administrator at water treatment company Hydrochem.  

My course was a good learning experience and set me up for the workforce.


What qualities make a good IT networking professional

Networking professionals work independently and as part of a team. They need strong digital and technical skills but also so-called 'soft skills’ to work successfully.  

Luke says a good IT networking professional should always be: 

  • learning on the go  
  • problem solving   
  • remediating situations in the best and most efficient way 
  • flexible. 

“IT teams are usually a close-knit team of people, who work together to produce something beneficial to a workplace or organisation.” 

Luke's advice for future IT networking students

A networking course can be used a steppingstone to many different IT job areas, says Luke.

“It’s a valuable passport into a constantly evolving and growing industry. It is a great opportunity and, in my opinion, a never-ending workforce.  

“IT will always evolve and bring out new ways to either increase speed, automation, efficiency and many more day-to-day activities.  

“As new technology comes out, there is always something new and interesting to learn, so you will never get bored.  

“One of the many great things about IT is the fact you can also redirect your focus and learn something completely new but still relevant to your field of work.” 

How do I get started in IT networking?

Holmesglen offers a variety courses to meet your IT networking career goals.  

The flexible full-time or part-time ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) with Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) ICT50220 supports learners who aim to work in network and systems administrative roles in both small and large companies.  

Plus, students who want to expand their IT knowledge are eligible for one year’s credit in the Bachelor of Information Systems.  

We also offer the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking as a starting qualification.

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