Web designers work with a range of software packages to design, create, produce and maintain web pages.

Where web designers are employed

Web designers and developers can work in IT-specific industries and other industries requiring IT expertise. With experience there are opportunities for self-employment.


Full-time web designers in South Australia generally earn between $1,000 and $1,249 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Web Designers

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 145 people employed full-time as web designers in South Australia compared with 98 in 2006.

How to become one

You can work as a web designer without formal qualifications. You may like to consider a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in interactive digital media, website development or information technology.

See courses related to this occupation.

You can also do a degree in information technology, multimedia or media arts. At school consider doing English and mathematics.

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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