Systems Administrator ANZSCO 262113
Systems Administrator ANZSCO (262113) is the one who supports the multi-user computing environment and makes sure about the continuous, optimal performance of IT services and support system. They are responsible for the day to day management, upkeep and configuration of computer systems of an organization or business.
Skill level: 1
- Systems Manager
Skills Assessment Authority
Occupation ListsICT Security Specialist 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 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: *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: 2621 Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialist
The job of a Systems Administrator in Australia is to plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer an organizations database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
- designing and maintaining database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and naming conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files
- performing the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls
- implementing and administering database documentation, guidelines, policies and procedures
- testing database systems and upgrades, such as debugging, tracking, reproduction, logging and resolving all identified problems, according to approved quality testing scripts, procedures and processes
- accepting responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning
- liaising with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources; analyzing, recommending, installing and maintaining software security applications; and monitoring contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements
- troubleshooting and providing service support in diagnosing, resolving and repairing server-related hardware and software malfunctions, encompassing workstations and communication infrastructure
- preparing and maintaining documentation, policies and instructions, and recording and detailing operational procedures and system logs
- ensuring that the design of computer sites allows all components to fit together and work properly, and monitoring and adjusting the performance of networks
- continually surveying the current computer site to determine future network needs and making recommendations for enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks
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
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same systems administrator 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
- Backup and Recovery
- Data Encryption
- Database design
- Database implementation
- Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
- Information Systems security
- Internet and the Web
- Operating systems – (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
- Server related hardware and software
- System Administration
- Systems Management
- Systems Programming
- Web security
Systems Administrator manages one or more systems, like software, hardware, servers or workstations. Their goal is to ensure that the systems are running efficiently and effectively. They manage the installation, configuration and operation of client-based computer operating systems also checks the security procedures and immediately respond to any problems. They takes care of data security by creating and verifying backups of data respond to and resolve help desk requests. They also analyze, monitor,maintain,manage and upgrade systems and processes as required for enhanced functionality.
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Client Server Technology
- Computer networks
- Critical Path Method
- Data Communications
- Data policy
- Data structures
- Distributed Systems
- File Processing
- Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
- Project Management
- Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
- Testing strategies and methods
The system administrator monitor system and design new computer systems system and server performance. They are also responsible for installation and configuration of software and hardware, managing network servers and technology tools, setting up accounts and workstations. System administrator plays role of monitoring performance and maintaining systems according to requirements also resolve the issues and outages. They ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls.