Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and TAFE Digital Communications and Media Business Partner Bonny Gunn take a look at the new Certificate IV in Programming course.
Thursday, 18 July 2019
TAFE campuses at Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Boggabilla and Moree are working to address a regional shortage of skilled computer programmers and IT workers by introducing a new course, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall said the new Certificate IV in Programming was a nationally recognised course that would provide students with skills in the most widely-used programming languages to develop mobile and other applications, designing user interfaces and writing and testing coding.
“Businesses in the bush are becoming more reliant on technology and needs people with specialised skills to meet the demands of evolving industries,” he said.
“From broadacre farming and livestock management to manufacturing, the core industries of our electorate are now heavily reliant on technology and we need people on the ground who are able to support operators with their digital needs as they arise.
“IT skills are currently in demand and expected to be for some time, with the Regional Australia Institute suggesting a major shift in the role IT plays in many jobs, with an expected 50 per cent of employees by 2030 in roles requiring high-level programming, coding and software design skills.
“I think it’s exciting the State Government is providing communities like ours with the opportunity to upskill on the latest industry trends and technology taught by experienced industry professionals.”
Mr Marshall said the course was not only aimed at those already working in the IT sector looking to improve their skills, but also those interested in starting a new career.
“The course can lead to in demand roles like an application programmer, mobile applications or software developer,” he said.
“Students are able to get the job-ready skills at TAFE NSW by studying a mixture of face-to-face and online through blended delivery, making it easier to maintain a work/life balance of studying when and where it suits them.”
To find out more about the Certificate IV in Programming or any other semester two course at TAFE NSW visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.