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The Information Technology (IT) industry encompasses a huge range of professions, all with exciting prospects. As digital products and services become an increasingly large part of our world, the need for IT professionals has also skyrocketed.

2021

245,500 new IT jobs will emerge in the US in 2021 alone

13%

IT jobs are predicted to grow by 13% between 2020 and 2030

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The US tech industry contributes USD$2 trillion to the economy

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IT professionals earn a median salary of USD$91,250 

Information Technology is a pivotal force in our society today, dictating the way we work, study, socialise and more. Talented IT professionals can enjoy fantastic stability, growth and opportunities, whether they’re tech-savvy, creatively-minded, or a mixture of both. If you’re looking to make your mark on the digital world, studying Information Technology is the first step to take.
Information Technology tends to appeal to people who love solving problems and overcoming challenges. You’ll also need to have a keen eye for detail and a knack for organisation. Contrary to what some people might think, IT professionals also work closely with others, so strong communication skills and a positive attitude are key as well. IT professionals typically work in office environments but are sometimes able to score remote jobs or even work for themselves. While a 9-5 routine is typical, professionals in database management or cybersecurity may also have to work out-of-hours in urgent situations, so it’s important to have a strong work ethic as well.
The majority of IT professionals have at least a diploma, although these days, a Bachelor’s degree is becoming the standard. A Bachelor’s degree in IT can cost around AUD$30,000 a year in Australia, while an Associate’s degree will set you back USD$18,000 in the US. When considering the high salaries IT professionals tend to make, getting a top-notch education can really pay for itself! It’s also a good idea to figure out the certifications you might need for your desired career path. Some options might include the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification or the CompTIA certification, depending on the role you’re aiming for.
IT jobs are projected to grow by 13% by 2030, which is faster than the average for other occupations. Available jobs are now extending beyond the tech space as well, with educational institutions, government agencies, hospitals and more all requiring IT talent. This means there’s endless potential to switch industries or make a horizontal career change. In fact, as technology continues to evolve, the opportunities for talented tech professionals will only continue to grow. New cybersecurity threats will emerge and a higher standard of organisational performance will need to be met, all of which requires the help of IT professionals.
There’s an infinite number of pathways within Information Technology to pursue depending on your interests and aptitudes.

Cybersecurity Specialist


Cybersecurity specialists are responsible for maintaining the security of computer systems and networks. This involves proactively developing and testing the effectiveness of security systems, as well as responding to cybersecurity incidents. Cybersecurity roles are growing faster than any other tech occupation, with a 31% increase in available jobs being expected over the next ten years, so it’s the perfect choice for future-minded tech lovers.

Data Analyst


Data analysts collect, analyse and interpret data for organisations, helping them identify problems and devise informed solutions. Data analysts typically have a background in computer science, statistics, mathematics or economics, and also need to be strong communicators in order to deliver reports and presentations to stakeholders.

IT Manager


IT managers oversee IT teams and electronic networks, ensuring all system requirements are met. In this senior role, you’ll regularly run checks on network and data security, update software and systems, and train staff, to name just a few key responsibilities.

Software Developer


Software developers create and build out software, using their detailed knowledge of programming languages to write guidelines for programmers or even doing the coding themselves. As well as writing new programs, you’ll also be responsible for updating existing software and training other users.

Web Developer


Similar to software developers, web developers are responsible for coding and designing websites. WIth knowledge of both programming and design, web developers create pages, navigation and user interfaces, as well as update websites in line with best practice guidelines.

Top Information technology courses

Top Universities to study Information technology

Carnegie Mellon University - Australia

Carnegie Mellon University - Australia

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International House Sydney

International House Sydney

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La Trobe University Sydney Campus

La Trobe University Sydney Campus

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The University of Wollongong DUBAI

The University of Wollongong DUBAI

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Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

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The University of New England

The University of New England

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Canberra Institute of Technology

Canberra Institute of Technology

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Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University

THE ranking: 801

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Box Hill Institute

Box Hill Institute

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Bond University

Bond University

THE ranking: 501

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Holmesglen

Holmesglen

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Government Education and Training International-Tasmania

Government Education and Training International-Tasmania

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Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

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TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

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TAFE Western Australia

TAFE Western Australia

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Macquarie University

Macquarie University

THE ranking: 192

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UoW College

UoW College

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Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

THE ranking: 601

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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

THE ranking: 201

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University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

THE ranking: 251

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Deakin University

Deakin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

THE ranking: 301

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Flinders University

Flinders University

THE ranking: 251

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La Trobe College Australia

La Trobe College Australia

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James Cook University

James Cook University

THE ranking: 251

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

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Victoria University

Victoria University

THE ranking: 401

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The Australian National University

The Australian National University

THE ranking: 54

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Murdoch University

Murdoch University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

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Kent Institute Australia

Kent Institute Australia

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CQUniversity Australia

CQUniversity Australia

THE ranking: 801

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University of Canberra

University of Canberra

THE ranking: 170

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Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

THE ranking: 193

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

THE ranking: 132

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Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

THE ranking: 401

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Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland

THE ranking: 401

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Eynesbury College

Eynesbury College

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TAFE NSW Institutes

TAFE NSW Institutes

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

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Griffith University

Griffith University

THE ranking: 201

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UTS College

UTS College

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Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic

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Western Sydney University, The College

Western Sydney University, The College

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Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Chisholm Institute of TAFE

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Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

THE ranking: 601

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Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

THE ranking: 201

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Edith Cowan College

Edith Cowan College

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Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

THE ranking: 251

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Queensland International Business Academy

Queensland International Business Academy

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Sydney Institute of Business & Technology (SIBT)

Sydney Institute of Business & Technology (SIBT)

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Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT)

Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Deakin College

Deakin College

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University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

THE ranking: 601

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Canterbury Business College (RTO Code: 6554, CRICOS Provider Code: 01899K)

Canterbury Business College (RTO Code: 6554, CRICOS Provider Code: 01899K)

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University of Canberra College

University of Canberra College

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Monash College

Monash College

uni-location Australia

International Institute of Business & Information Technology (IIBIT)

International Institute of Business & Information Technology (IIBIT)

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Griffith College

Griffith College

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Sydney School of Business and Technology

Sydney School of Business and Technology

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Academy of Information Technology Pty Ltd

Academy of Information Technology Pty Ltd

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Curtin College

Curtin College

uni-location Australia

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT)

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT)

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The University of Adelaide College

The University of Adelaide College

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Academies Australasia Polytechnic Pty Limited

Academies Australasia Polytechnic Pty Limited

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Kaplan Business School

Kaplan Business School

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Monash Professional Pathways

Monash Professional Pathways

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Canterbury Technical Institute

Canterbury Technical Institute

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King's Own Institute

King's Own Institute

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Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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St. Francis Xavier University

St. Francis Xavier University

uni-location Canada

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

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Seneca College

Seneca College

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Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University

THE ranking: 601

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Algoma University

Algoma University

uni-location Canada

Algonquin College

Algonquin College

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Bishop's University

Bishop's University

uni-location Canada

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Brock University

Brock University

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Cambrian College

Cambrian College

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York University

York University

THE ranking: 401

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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

THE ranking: 201

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

uni-location Canada

Carleton University

Carleton University

THE ranking: 601

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Conestoga College

Conestoga College

uni-location Canada

George Brown College

George Brown College

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MacEwan University

MacEwan University

uni-location Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

uni-location Canada

Langara College

Langara College

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Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Red River College

Red River College

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Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

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University of Calgary

University of Calgary

THE ranking: 201

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University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

THE ranking: 37

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Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

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Douglas College

Douglas College

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North Island College

North Island College

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Lambton College

Lambton College

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LaSalle College

LaSalle College

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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

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Wellington Institute of Technology

Wellington Institute of Technology

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Massey University

Massey University

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Unitec New Zealand Limited

Unitec New Zealand Limited

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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

THE ranking: 501

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Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

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Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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The University of Otago

The University of Otago

THE ranking: 201

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Whitireia New Zealand

Whitireia New Zealand

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Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

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Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology

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Auckland Institute of Studies New Zealand

Auckland Institute of Studies New Zealand

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Aspire2 International

Aspire2 International

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Aspire2 International Business and Technology

Aspire2 International Business and Technology

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Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

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Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

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Educo Southern Cross University - Perth

Educo Southern Cross University - Perth

THE ranking: 601

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Educo Southern Cross University - Melbourne

Educo Southern Cross University - Melbourne

THE ranking: 601

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Eastern Institute of Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

College of New Caledonia

College of New Caledonia

uni-location Canada

Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College

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Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton

uni-location Canada

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

uni-location Canada

SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic

uni-location Canada

New Brunswick Community College

New Brunswick Community College

uni-location Canada

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

uni-location Canada

Educo Southern Cross University - Sydney

Educo Southern Cross University - Sydney

THE ranking: 601

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Academies Australasia

Academies Australasia

uni-location Australia

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

uni-location Canada

Murdoch University Dubai

Murdoch University Dubai

uni-location Australia

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland

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Education Centre of Australia (ECA)

Education Centre of Australia (ECA)

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CEGEP Heritage College

CEGEP Heritage College

uni-location Canada

Western Institute of Technology

Western Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

James Cook University Brisbane (Operated by Russo Higher Education)

James Cook University Brisbane (Operated by Russo Higher Education)

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Western Sydney University International College

Western Sydney University International College

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Whitecliffe

Whitecliffe

uni-location New Zealand

Stanley College

Stanley College

uni-location Australia

St. Michel College

St. Michel College

uni-location Canada

Engineering Institute of Technology

Engineering Institute of Technology

uni-location Australia

Trinity Institute

Trinity Institute

uni-location Australia

The University of Newcastle College of International Education

The University of Newcastle College of International Education

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Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

uni-location Australia

Swinburne University of Technology - Vietnam Campus

Swinburne University of Technology - Vietnam Campus

uni-location Australia

Charles Darwin University International College

Charles Darwin University International College

THE ranking: 501

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Adelaide Education Group

Adelaide Education Group

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Swinburne University of Technology College

Swinburne University of Technology College

uni-location Australia

Reach Community College

Reach Community College

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Australia Institute of Business & Technology

Australia Institute of Business & Technology

uni-location Australia

NIT Australia (National Institute of Technology)

NIT Australia (National Institute of Technology)

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RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

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James Cook University - Singapore

James Cook University - Singapore

THE ranking: 251

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