IT Network Engineer

Job Description

Network Engineers plan, develop and implement computer network and system services and troubleshoot problems related to them. They generally work as part of an IT team, where they test and document computer network behaviour, performance and security to ensure optimal performance.

Careers Ladder


To work as a Network Engineer in Australia, you are generally required to have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or computer engineering. A Diploma of Network Engineering may provide the necessary training to gain access to entry-level roles.

Complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Systems, or Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering.

Achieve industry certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).


  • Ambitious
  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Clever
  • Cooperative
  • Creative
  • Devoted
  • Diligent
  • Focused
  • Imaginative
  • Meticulous
  • Neurotic
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Technological
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Cisco Technologies
  • CCNP Certificate
  • Firewalls
  • CCNA Certificate
  • Wireless
  • Bgp
  • CCIE Certificate
  • Cisco Routing
  • Routing Protocols
  • Data Centres

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;