ICT Trainers analyse and evaluate information-based system training needs and objectives, and develop, schedule and conduct ICT-based system training programs and courses.

Also known as: ICT Educator.

Specialisations: Software Trainer.

You usually need formal qualifications and industry experience to work as an ICT Trainer. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for ICT Trainers.

Tasks

  • identifying technical training needs and requirements of individuals and organisations
  • setting human resource development objectives and evaluating learning outcomes
  • preparing and developing instructional training material and aids such as handbooks, visual aids, online tutorials, demonstration models, and supporting training reference documentation
  • designing, coordinating, scheduling and conducting ICT training and development programs that can be delivered in the form of individual and group instruction, and facilitating workshops, meetings, demonstrations and conferences
  • liaising with external training providers to arrange delivery of specific training and development programs
  • promoting internal and external training and development, and evaluating these promotional activities
  • monitoring and performing ongoing evaluation and assessment of training quality and effectiveness, and reviewing and modifying training objectives, methods and course deliverables
  • gathering, investigating and researching background materials to gain a full understanding of the ICT subject matter and systems
  • keeping up-to-date with new product version releases, advances in programming languages, application development software, and general information technology trends
  • writing end user products and materials such as user training, tutorial and instruction manuals, online help, and operating and maintenance instructions

All ICT Trainers

  • $1,696 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 5,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 47% female Gender Share

The number of people working as ICT Trainers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to fall over the next 5 years:
from 5,200 in 2018 to 4,700 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 3,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 600 a year).

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
  • Location: ICT Trainers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Education and Training; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,696 per week (higher than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (68%, similar to the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 47% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
YearNumber of Workers
20085800
20094300
20103100
20113900
20124000
20133700
20143000
20151900
20163300
20172900
20185200
20234700

Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
EarningsICT TrainersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings16961460

Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services32.2
Education and Training29.4
Health Care and Social Assistance8.1
Public Administration and Safety6.2
Other Industries24.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateICT TrainersAll Jobs Average
NSW33.931.6
VIC27.825.6
QLD17.720.0
SA5.77.0
WA9.210.8
TAS1.32.0
NT0.91.0
ACT3.51.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketICT TrainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.0-5.05.0
20-244.1-9.39.3
25-3418.7-22.922.9
35-4428.1-22.022.0
45-5426.0-21.621.6
55-5910.7-9.09.0
60-647.0-6.06.0
65 and Over4.4-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationICT TrainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate16.9-10.110.1
Bachelor degree33.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma18.4-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV17.1-21.121.1
Year 129.9-18.118.1
Year 111.8-4.84.8
Year 10 and below2.1-12.512.5

You usually need formal qualifications and industry experience to work as an ICT Trainer. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for ICT Trainers.

Membership with the Australian Institute of Training and Development may be useful.

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
  • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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Employers look for ICT Trainers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    97% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. English language

    78% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Computers and electronics

    75% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Communications and media

    71% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  5. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    93% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  5. Unstructured work

    88% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-9031.01 - Instructional Designers and Technologists.

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