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Senior Systems Engineer Courses

Senior Systems Engineers oversee the design, installation and configuration of networked computer systems — for clients or in-house systems. They lead ICT project teams, liaise with clients or departmental managers, and mentor the training and development of junior networking staff.

As a Senior Systems 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, cloud deployment, and modelling. You may also be writing technical documentation to assist with the installation and commissioning of new ICT systems.

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Popular Senior Systems Engineer Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Senior Systems Engineers earn?

In Australia, a full time Systems Engineer generally earns $2,021 per week ($105,092 annual salary) before tax, but those in senior roles can command salaries in excess of $2,500 per week ($130,000).

What are the job opportunities for Senior Systems Engineers?

Opportunities for Systems Engineers (including senior roles) have been growing strongly over the last 5 years with thousands of jobs opening up in this field. Senior Systems 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 Senior Systems Engineer?

Senior Systems Engineers will need a high-end VET qualification or a bachelor’s degree. You may want to consider the Diploma of Systems Analysis and Design or the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology. These courses take 12-18 months to complete and are a pathway to a degree in computer science. You will also benefit from supporting qualifications in business administration and leadership.

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Job Pathways

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