Computer Science

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The study of the design and development of computer systems. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of computer languages, computational theory as applied to information technology, and computer networks.

Course skills

Computer Science develops skills in:

  • computer programming
  • data types and structures
  • development and analysis of algorithms
  • functions, number handling and computation stability
  • two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphical image.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Computer Network Professionals

    Computer Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.

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  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts

    ICT Business and Systems Analysts work with users to formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems, and design and modify systems to meet users' business needs.

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  • ICT Managers

    ICT Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.

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  • ICT Support Technicians

    ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

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  • Metal Fitters and Machinists

    Metal Fitters and Machinists fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

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  • Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers

    Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers create computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files for multimedia presentations, games, motion pictures, CD-ROMs, information kiosks and the web, and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management and file transfer software.

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  • Software and Applications Programmers

    Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

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  • University Lecturers and Tutors

    University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

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