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IT Consultant

Develop IT strategies and provide technical guidance to organisations.

What's it like to be an IT Consultant?

Information Technology (IT) Consultants are technology strategists who help organisations improve their use of computer systems. They analyse an organisation’s technological requirements, limitations and current capabilities to develop IT strategies that support business goals.

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Tasks and duties

  • Liaising with project stakeholders to determine IT requirements.
  • Analysing existing capabilities to identify potential issues and areas for improvement.
  • Working closely with senior IT professionals to develop new systems, strategies and policies.
  • Overseeing successful implementation of new technologies and systems.
  • Overhauling current IT processes to increase efficiency.
  • Providing consultation on new technology strategies and implementations.
  • Developing user training documentation and conducting training sessions.
  • Creating models to illustrate system specifications for design and development.
  • Using project management methodologies and techniques to scope, develop and manage projects.
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Information Technology Consultants have expert IT knowledge combined with good communication skills and business acumen. They work in the IT department of technology–driven organisations in a range of industries, for IT consultancies or may work freelance servicing a list of clients.

What can I earn as an IT Consultant?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an IT Consultant is between $50k and $60k

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How to become an IT Consultant


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It is possible to work as an Information Technology Consultant without formal qualifications; however, tertiary qualifications may be an advantage.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree majoring in Information Technology. This is usually a three–year course of study.
  2. Consider completing postgraduate study such as the Master of Information Technology. This is usually a two–year course of study.
  3. Join the Australian Computer Society (ACS) while studying.
  4. Upon graduation, attain your ACS certification and undergo ongoing CPD.
  5. Develop your expertise in a hands–on IT role such as System Administrator or IT Manager.

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How do IT Consultants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 9 IT Consultants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.6
Job satisfaction
3.7
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
4.2
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
3.9

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Aug 2019
If you're good at IT, want variety and like a challenge, then consulting is for you.
Reviewer's Qualification
Associate Degree in Arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
CRM
The good things
The positive aspects of being a consultant is the variety of people, businesses and ever-developing issues they face. Understanding each business and how they operate and how to make it better is a ne...
The challenges
The challenges of being a consultant can be many. You need to be able to multi-task, know your stuff inside and out, and not be afraid to speak up. You can be met with difficult clients, and you need ...
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Aug 2019
IT technology is a constantly evolving career path with new jobs being created all the time
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Medical, dental, accounting and logistics
The good things
Variety of work and unpredictable challenges.
The challenges
Coming up with a solution at a moments notice. Learning and implementing technology that is new and still being developed.
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Working hours for IT Consultants

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