Systems Analyst – ANZSCO 261112
Systems Analyst anzsco evaluates processes and methods used in existing ICT systems, proposes modifications, additional system components or new systems to meet user needs as expressed in specifications and other documentation.
Skill level: 1
- ACS (Australian Computer Society)
Occupation ListsThis occupation is on the following skill lists:
- 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 MLTSSL as an occupation in demand in Australia, it is possible to apply for any of the visas in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.
Visas in this category include the Skilled Independent 189, the Skilled Nominated 190, the Skilled Regional Nominated 489 or the Skilled Regional Sponsored 489 visas. In addition there is also the opportunity of applying for a number of employer sponsored visas if you have a firm offer of employment. There is no regional restriction for 457 visa applications for this occupation
Unit Group: 2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts
The job of a Systems Analyst in Australia is to work with users to formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems, and design and modify systems to meet users’ business needs.
Note: Non-ICT Business Analysts (for example, Management Consultants) are excluded from this unit group.
- working with users to formulate and document business requirements
- identifying, investigating, and analyzing business processes, procedures and work practices
- identifying and evaluating inefficiencies and recommending optimal business practices, and system functionality and behavior
- using project management methodologies, principles and techniques to develop project plans and to cost, resource and manage projects
- taking responsibility for deploying functional solutions, such as creating, adopting and implementing system test plans, which ensure acceptable quality and integrity of the system
- creating user and training documentation, and conducting formal training classes
- developing functional specifications for use by system developers
- using data and process modeling techniques to create clear system specifications for the design and development of system software
- acting as a central reference and information source, providing guidance and assistance in the system project decision making process
Skill LevelMost occupations in this group (Group 2611) 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
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same systems analyst group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
- 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
- Enterprise architecture – (Enterprise Resource Management, Emerging Technologies)
- Expert Systems
- Information System Management
- Information Systems, Management Information Systems
- Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
- Requirements gathering
- Software Engineering
- Systems Analysis and Design
- System Development
- System Integration
- System Modeling
- User Requirements Definition
ICT system analysts identify and define the system needs to meet the customer requirements. They analyze system functions in order to define their goals or purposes and to discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently. They specify the operations the system will perform, and the way data will be viewed by the end user also design new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. They constantly communicate with the clients and present the design and work closely with the users to implement the solution. Systems analyst may supervise a maintenance team of analyst / programmers and programmers or software development.
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Algorithm design (Algorithm development)
- Artificial intelligence
- Automata theory
- Computer Science
- Critical Path Method
- Database design, Database implementation
- Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
- File Processing
- Human Computer Interaction
- 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)
- Project Management
- Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
- Software validation – (Software Testing, Testing strategies and methods)
- Web Engineering – (Web Design, Internet Engineering)
ICT Systems Analysts produce outline designs and estimate costs of new systems to the clients. They work with users to review and evaluate existing systems, modify systems to meet users’ business needs, formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation and design . The role of system analysts and designers is critical in contemporary system development. The systems analyst collaborate with project managers and system developers for the project. They define software requirements and specifications and guide program design and development.