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Systems Technician

Find out how to become a systems technician and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Systems Technician is $68,100 - 105,000 annually

What does a Systems Technician do?

Systems technicians support users with issues related to computer systems. They take responsibility for a range of security systems and conduct appropriate diagnostics.

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What are the key skills of a Systems Technician?

Systems technicians install, configure, maintain and test computer systems including hardware, software and network components.

  • Ensure the installation, configuration and maintenance of hardware and software related to computer systems
  • Liaise with managers to ascertain user requirements and budgetary constraints
  • Troubleshoot issues with network systems, software and hardware
  • Provide technical advice and explanation as required
  • Assist in training related to technical issues
  • Make repairs and respond to support calls

How to become a Systems Technician

If you're looking to pursue the career pathway of Systems Technician, you'll need to get a qualification in information technology. It's recommended to study a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology as this course can be undertaken while you do a traineeship or apprenticeship.

Quick facts

Working as a systems technician allows you to utilise your knowledge of computer systems and keep up to date with related technology trends and advancements.

Employment for Systems Technicians is set to grow strongly in the next five years. From 84,800 in 2020 to 101,100 to 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
    Set to grow strongly in the next five years. From 84,800 in 2020 to 101,100 to 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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