Monthly Archives: February 2013

IT worker shortage continues as jobs remain unfilled

There was a shortage of 4600 IT professionals across Australia during the December quarter with skills in data warehousing, business intelligence and SAP technologies remaining in high demand, according to the Clarius Skills Index Read more.

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Study and work – thanks to the flexibility of Computer Power

Course studied: Diploma of Information Technology Networking
Job title: Client Liaison Officer

After receiving a redundancy package after 16 years as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, and having gained ICT experience while operating his computer repair business on the weekends, Daniel decided to commit to a career in Information, Communication Technology.

Keen to formalise and build upon his ICT knowledge, Daniel commenced studying with Computer Power. When he has completed his course, Daniel will have a nationally recognised diploma, along with seven Vendor Certifications.

Six months into his course Daniel secured a Client Liaison Officer – Support role with a company who specialise in providing information technology solutions for the hospitality and entertainment industries.

Now that he’s working full-time, Computer Power’s flexibility has enabled Daniel to change his study hours so he can complete his diploma part-time.

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Computer Power’s flexibility enabled Neville to switch to part-time study to complete his Diploma of Software Development while working

Course studied: Diploma of Software Development
Job title: Production Co-ordinator

As a professional Graphic Designer, Neville was frequently involved in the front-end development and design of websites. This lead to Neville’s curiosity, how do programmers create websites?

Not being one to simply ponder such questions, Neville decided to find out the answers, which he found within Computer Power’s Diploma of Software Development.

While studying, Neville has been learning how to project manage, program, analyse, design, test, and deploy applications.

Neville told us he ‘worked closely with Computer Power’s Placement Consultant, to improve my resume, application letters and interview techniques.’

After only six weeks since starting his job hunt Neville was offered a Production Co-ordinator position with an e-Commerce company. This position involves determining clients’ needs, production co-ordination, template design, and client support.

Neville is now studying part-time.

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Happy client returns to fill another role

For a number of years Graeme was working in a variety of part-time and casual positions.

Graeme always had an interest in IT and wanted a career with a future. He was impressed by the commitment and support of the Computer Power team and the flexibility of the study hours; this was important to Graeme as he was working a rotational shift and his study needed to fit in with work.

Graeme is studying Software Development, is getting great results and enjoying the environment.

After a positive experience, the client who hired Rawan contacted us with another vacancy. We spoke with Graeme and after a night to think about it, Graeme decided that he’d like to be put forward for the role.


After two successful interviews Graeme was offered the role, and he is now working full-time in an IT Support (applications) role, with an international academic software house and will complete his studies part-time.

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Election 2013: ACS pushes for technology curriculum reform

With the federal election coming in September, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) is continuing to push for national curriculum reform, saying that there needs to be more support for teachers in ICT and efforts to promote tertiary study of technology among high school students.

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Twitter hacked; 250,000 users must reset their passwords

The company said it has been targeted by hackers this week who may have made off with user names and passwords

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