Chief Information Officer ANZSCO 135111
Chief Information Officer ANZSCO-135111 plans, organizes, directs, controls and coordinates the ICT strategies, plans and operations of an organization to ensure the ICT infrastructure supports the organization’s overall operations and priorities. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the head of the IT group within an organization, and usually reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). They provide organizations with the vision to master information technology as a competitive tool.
Skill level: 1
- Chief Technology Officer
Skills Assessment Authority
- ACS (Australian Computer Society)
Occupation ListsChief Information Officer is on the following skill list:
- Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)
- Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- RSMS Occupations List (RSMSL)
- Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
- Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
As the occupation features on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), it is possible to apply for a Skilled Nominated 190 visa or a Skilled Regional Nominated 489 visa.
If you are employed in this occupation and you wish to pursue a GSM visa, you will be required to apply for state nomination in order to move to Australia.
Note: *Please note that while the occupation is on the STSOL it remains a possibility that no states currently have a demand for people in that profession. The online assessment only lists occupations which are currently in demand by a state or territory in Australia, so if the occupation does not appear on the online assessment you should consider seeking an employer sponsor in Australia.
Unit Group: 1351 ICT Managers
Plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organizations.
- analyzing information needs and specifying technology to meet those needs
- formulating and directing information and communication technology (ICT) strategies, policies and plans
- directing the selection and installation of ICT resources and the provision of user training
- directing ICT operations and setting priorities between system developments, maintenance and operations
- overseeing the security of ICT systems
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Occupations in this Group
- IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
- OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
- PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall
- Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
- Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
- Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
Closely Related Core ICT Units
- Business Information Systems
- Business Intelligence
- Business Process Reengineering
- Business System planning
- Critical Path Method
- Enterprise Architecture – (Enterprise Resource Management, Emerging Technologies)
- ICT Management
- ICT Strategy
- Information System Risk Management
- Information System Security
- Information Systems Management
- Management Information Systems
- Project Management
- Project Planning
- System Integration
- Systems Acquisition – (eg: Resource Management)
Chief information officer is an important personnel of enterprise, he/she is in-charge of information technology strategy and the computer systems. He/she support the organization’s unique objectives and goals. They create business value through technology with strategic planning of business growth objectives. They manage IT and development team personnel. They also establish and maintain the IT policies, strategies, and standards. Their main goal is to maintain coordination among staffs and also link together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, to act as a coordinated whole.
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Algorithm design (Algorithm development)
- Artificial intelligence
- Automata theory
- Computer Science
- Database design
- Database implementation
- Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database)
- Expert Systems
- File Processing
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Systems
- Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
- Introduction to Information Systems
- Programming – (C, C++, Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
- Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
- Software Engineering
- Software validation – (Software Testing, Testing strategies and methods)
- Web Engineering – (Web Design, Internet Engineering)
Chief Information Officer uses IT infrastructure in a business enterprise to generate and disseminate desired information. Such systems are designed to support decision making process by the people associated with the enterprise in the process of achieve of its goals and objectives. They also design. maintain, implement database and also consider information risk management .They involves database management software for storing and retrieving users’ data by considering appropriate security measures. It allows users to create and manage their own databases as per their requirement.