Graduates of information technology courses manage every aspect of computer and information management in their workplaces. Depending on the size and nature of your workplace, that could include tasks like:
- Analysing and cataloguing information technology needs;
- Developing information technology plans and strategies, in order to address problems and risks;
- Communicating information technology directives to staff and providing assistance with problems;
- Monitoring and maintaining system quality standards to ensure programs and systems perform to standards;
- Writing reports, end user documentation, histories and procedures;
- Providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design and information management activities;
- Evaluating existing software systems and applications, making assessments, investigating weaknesses and providing recommendations based on your findings;
- Conducting risk assessments and analysis;
- Testing, debugging and diagnosing errors in information technology systems using diagnostic tests and protocols to ensure programs run properly;
- Directing the selection and installation of information technology resources;
- Providing training;
- Developing information technology systems, databases and protocols, and assisting with information management; and
- Overseeing and updating the security of information technology assets.
In addition to the technical software management skills you’ll develop studying a information technology course, you’ll also graduate with skills in project management, workflow management, risk assessments and documentation, which you may use in a variety of roles in different industries after course completion.