IT Consultant

Job Description

An IT consultant works in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. They work to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organisations.

Careers Ladder


Formal qualifications are not required to become an IT Consultant, however, relevant qualifications may be an advantage.

You may like to complete courses in;

  • A Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Information Technology
  • Masters of Information Technology
  • Join the Australian Computer Society (ACS) while studying

Develop your expertise in a hands–on IT role such as System Administrator or IT Manager.


  • Articulate
  • Communicator
  • Dependable
  • Interpersonal
  • Innovative
  • Problem Solving
  • Resourceful
  • Self-Motivated
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Time Management
  • Consulting Services
  • Computer Science
  • Database
  • Networking
  • Prioritisation

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as: