Database and information technology (IT) administrators manage the day-to-day operations of IT systems to ensure that the systems run effectively. They also plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures.

Where database/ information technology administrators are employed

Database and IT administrators work in all sectors and industries, including professional, scientific and technical services, public administration and safety, and financial and insurance services.


Full-time database administrators in South Australia generally earn more than $1,600 per week.

Graph of pay scales for database administrators

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 343 people employed full-time as database administrators in South Australia compared with 351 in 2006.

How to become one

To become a database/ IT administrator you generally have to complete a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in information technology or information technology networking, or a university degree in information technology.

Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

See courses related to this occupation.

For information on course admission requirements and how to apply to the universities and TAFE in South Australia visit the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Check South Australian Universities at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia.

For information about Australian universities visit Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

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