Australian ICT Workforce Education Profile

The Australian ICT workforce is generally better qualified than the rest of the workforce with 77% of employees having qualifications compared to 55% among the non-ICT workforce. More than 50 per cent of the Australian ICT workforce have higher educational qualifications.

Level of highest non-school qualification
Occupation group Postgrad Grad dip/cert Bachelor Adv dip/dip Cert III/IV Cert I/II None
ICT 9 5 38 12 9 4 23
Sys & infrastructure 10 5 42 13 6 2 22
Data networks 10 5 43 12 6 3 21
Telecommunications 3 3 16 12 28 7 31
Software engineering 12 5 47 11 4 2 18
Digital content del/pub 5 4 38 18 8 3 24
Client supp/edu/security 5 4 29 15 12 5 30
Systems analysis 11 6 44 11 6 3 20
Procurement/management 11 7 38 11 9 3 21
Quality assurance/testing 7 9 30 13 6 6 30
Database sys/info man 10 5 42 13 6 2 22
Non-ICT 3 3 16 9 18 6 46
All 4 3 16 9 18 6 45

To read more about these statistics, visit the Australian Public Service Commission.