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What does a Help Desk Support Technician do?

Help Desk Support Technicians provide technical support for computer hardware, software, cyber networks, multi-cloud, and computer infrastructure. They work on internal support desks at larger businesses and corporations, or commercial help desks at software companies and IT firms.

As a Help Desk Support Technician you’ll be responding to email, chat, and phone enquiries — troubleshooting system faults and setting up new users. You’ll require excellent problem solving, communication, and time management skills.

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There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Help Desk Support.

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How much do Help Desk Support Technicians earn?

In Australia, a full time Help Desk Support Technician generally earns $1,498 per week ($77, 896 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 to the role.

What are the job opportunities for Help Desk Support Technicians?

Opportunities for Help Desk Support Technicians are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as more than 62,000 jobs open up around the country. Help Desk Support Technicians are employed by IT firms, hardware and software companies, private enterprise, educational bodies, and government departments.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Help Desk Support Technician?

Help Desk Support Technicians need a solid ICT background or formal qualifications. The Certificate III in Information Technology or the Certificate IV in Programming are excellent ways to get started as a Level 1 Support Technician. Both qualifications can be completed in 12-18 months.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within IT Networks and System Administration and IT Support.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au