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Data Engineer Courses

Data Engineers work with big data, helping organisations store and access their operating data more efficiently. They liaise closely with senior executives (or clients) to develop, maintain, update, and improve data management systems — and often lead the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) team.

As a Data Engineer you’ll need a range of skills including coding (using a variety of programming languages), IT project management, business writing, leadership, systems analysis and testing, data governance, and modelling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Data Engineers earn?

In Australia, a full time Data Engineer generally earns $2,021 per week ($105,092 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience and technical expertise you can expect a higher salary than people who are new in the role.

What are the job opportunities for Data Engineers?

Opportunities for Systems and Data Engineers are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as thousands of jobs open up in this field. Data Engineers are employed in all industries and employment sectors especially by ICT, scientific, technical, education government and financial services organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Data Engineer?

Data Engineers usually have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science but you can get started with a VET qualification and solid coding skills. Try the Certificate IV in Programming, the Certificate IV in Database Design and Development, the Diploma of Information Technology, and the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology. These courses take 12-18 months to complete.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within database development and administration. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.