Information Media and Telecommunications

Australian Jobs 2021

Information Media and Telecommunications

Annual employment growth (%)

While Information Media and Telecommunications is a relatively small industry (representing around 1% of employment within Australia), it has a diverse profile and includes businesses such as newspaper and internet publishers, television and radio broadcasting, and telecommunications infrastructure and networks. Employment is mainly located in Sydney and Melbourne, but around one in six jobs are in regional Australia.

Top employing occupations

Occupation This industry All industries
Telecommunications Trades Workers 13,300 15,000
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors 13,100 18,300
Journalists and Other Writers 12,400 27,900
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 8,300 14,400
Librarians 7,600 15,400

It is a highly skilled workforce, with more than three quarters having a post-school qualification.

While qualifications are generally mandatory for the more technical roles, employers in some sectors of the industry (for example, publishing and broadcasting) may also see value if you can demonstrate your ability by showcasing a portfolio. Employers value prior experience and a portfolio is a good way to present evidence of your relevant skills and abilities.

Workers in this industry are typically interested in journalism, creative and technical writing, photography, video and music production and backstage production services, as well as computer programming, engineering and related technical and electronic support.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.