A skills shortage and the prospect of increased job opportunities in computer programming and Information Technology has led TAFE NSW Orange to offer a new training course due to start mid-August.
The Certificate IV in Programming course would provide students with skills in programming languages and allow them to develop mobile and other applications, design user interfaces and write and test coding.
It will be offered in Orange as a full-time course over 36 weeks for 18 hours a week or part time over two years at 10 hours per week.
TAFE NSW Acting Regional General Manager Adam Bennett said IT skills were in demand and were expected to continue to be in demand.
Mr Bennett said TAFE was committed to providing the courses that meet industry demands.
A TAFE spokesman said federal government job outlook figures showed in the next five years there were prospects of 62,000 new jobs for IT support technicians nationwide, 36,000 jobs for IT managers, 3000 jobs for IT trainers, 12,000 jobs for IT analysts and 26,000 jobs for IT administrators and in IT security.
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