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Computing Professionals

ICT industry statistics

Victoria's ICT industry employs 91,300 people (31% of Australian ICT industry)1

Victorian ICT companies generate AUS$34.2 billion gross annual revenues1

Average gross weekly earnings AUD$1,4502

Average weekly hours 41.03

View the Job Outlook website for career and labour market research information on this occupation.

A computing professional sitting in front of a stack of computer servers 

Victoria is currently offering visa nomination for eligible computing professionals. To be eligible to apply computing professionals must meet Victoria's minimum eligibility requirements and address the nomination assessment requirements for the occupation. See the Occupation Lists for more information.

Nomination applications for the following professions are NOT currently accepted:

  • Web designer
  • Help desk operator
  • Help desk manager

More detailed information about applying for Victorian Government visa nomination is available in the Visas and Immigration section.

Licensing and registration

There are no licensing or registration requirements for computing professionals working in Victoria.

Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about clinical psychologists in Victoria.

The following groups may also have relevant information on the ICT industry:

Finding a job

People are employed in the ICT sector in Victoria in a variety of ways, including:

  • working directly for ICT companies
  • working in ICT across different industries
  • contract work.

Computing professionals are employed across several industries including: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Information Media and Telecommunications; Financial and Insurance Services; and Public Administration and Safety.3


We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.

To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in computing professionals, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.

For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.

Migrating to Victoria

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.

Some visas require state nomination.  Victoria offers state nomination for eligible skilled migrants and business migrants

Australian skills assessment 

For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

1 Victorian ICT industry findings 2014. Retrieved from the DEDJTR website, November 2014.

2 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages. Retrieved March 13 2012 from Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed above under Finding a Job.

3 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages - Prospects for Employment. Retrieved March 13 2012 from