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Computer Technician

Find out how to become a computer technician in information technology by getting details on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Computer Technician is $52,500 - 66,500 annually

What does a Computer Technician do?

A computer technician installs and maintains computer networks for both hardware and software, configures new systems, updates software packages, creates and maintains computer networks, diagnoses and resolves IT issues. 

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of a Computer Technician?

A computer technician identifies, troubleshoots and resolves computer problems, repairs and maintains computer hardware, software and network/internet issues.

  • Software and hardware expertise
  • Experience with LAN/WAN networks
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles
  • Good communication skills to interact with clients, users, management and developers

How to become a Computer Technician 

In order to become a Computer Technician, you'll typically need to have a bachelor's degree majoring in computer science or information technology. You'll ideally also have undergone some internships in order to receive on-the-job training and experience.

We recommend studying the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology to help you build the skills and experience in order to pursue this career path, provided that you've done further study in the field. 

Quick facts

Computer technicians determine software and hardware requirements to provide IT solutions. 

Employment for Computer Technicians is expected to grow strongly in the next five years. From 84,800 in 2020 to 101,100 by 2025. 

  • Average Hours Worked
    41 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific and technical services; education and training; and public administration and safety
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to grow strongly in the next five years. From 84,800 in 2020 to 101,100 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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