Network Administrator ANZSCO 263112
Network Administrator ANZSCO (263112) installs and maintains hardware and software, documents diagnosis and resolution of faults, manages user passwords, security and inventory documentation, ensures the efficient performance of servers, printers and personal computers, and attends to other operational tasks. May also perform tasks such as help desk support and user training.
Skill level: 1
- LAN Administrator
- Network Specialist
- Network Support
Skills Assessment Authority
Occupation ListsNetwork Administrator is on the following skill lists:
- Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)
- RSMS Occupations List (RSMSL)
- Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
- Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
- Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
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: 2631 Computer Network Professionals
The job of a network administrator in Australia is to research, analyze and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimize performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.
- analyzing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems
- researching, analyzing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance
- assessing and recommending improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems
- providing specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
- installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and administering new and upgraded networks, software database applications, servers and workstations
- providing network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
- preparing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network inventory, and recording diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
- monitoring network traffic, and activity, capacity and usage to ensure continued integrity and optimal network performance
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 and/or relevant vendor certification 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
- Computer Communication
- Computer Network Design
- Computer Network management
- Computer Network programming
- Computer Network protocols
- Data communications – (WAN, LAN)
- Mobile technologies
- Operating systems – (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
- Wireless technologies – (Wireless Communication, Microwave Communication)
A network administrator is responsible for installing, maintaining and upgrading any software or hardware required to efficiently run a computer network. The IT or computer network may extend to a local area network, wide area network, the Internet and intranets.Network administrators keep networks operational and monitor functions and operations within the network.Network administrators may also technically take part in the management and maintenance of desktop computers, servers, printers, switches, routers, firewalls, software implementations, security updates, VPN gateways, file servers, intrusion. They provide technical oversight of a multi-site enterprise level WAN, including planning, implementation/expansion, maintenance, and troubleshooting and also create the documentation of network configurations and cabling layouts for reference.
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Assembler Languages – (Assembler Programming)
- Client / Server related hardware and software
- Computer Architecture
- Computer Logic Design
- Computer organization
- Digital and signal processing
- Digital circuits – (VLSI Design, Integrated Circuit Design)
- Digital technology
- Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
- Microwave technology
- Network Component technologies
- Network security
- Optical communication technology
- Peripherals and Interfacing
- Project Management
- Satellite communications
A network administrator is responsible for analyzing and monitoring the wireless infrastructure and supporting systems and updating computer network. Any company or organization that uses multiple computers or software platforms needs a network admin to coordinate and connect the different systems.Network administrators are rarely involved in direct user support like help desk duties. Instead, they ensure overall network operations and engage in high-level technological support, such as maintaining network hardware and software equipment, and monitoring equipment. They implement patches and fixes to address potential security holes and monitor server security and provide training to help all users also analyze and identify all technical problems and provide consultation.