ACS RPL for ICT Business Analysts 261111

ANZSCO 261111 ICT Business Analysts identifies and communicates with users to formulate and produce a requirements specification to create system and software solutions. Business analysts assess business and information needs of an organisation. They co-ordinate the design of new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. They identify and communicate with users to formulate and produce a requirements specification to create system and software solutions.

Description of Employment Duties:

  • working with users to formulate and document business requirements
  • identifying, investigating, and analysing business processes, procedures and work practices
  • identifying and evaluating inefficiencies and recommending optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour
  • 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 modelling 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

Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units:

  • Business Information Systems or Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Reengineering or Business System planning
  • Enterprise architecture - (Enterprise Resource Management, Emerging Technologies)
  • Expert Systems
  • Information System Management or Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Object Oriented System Design
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis
  • Requirements gathering
  • System Design
  • System Development
  • System Integration
  • System Modeling
  • Systems Analysis
  • UML
  • User Requirements Definition

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units:

  • Algorithm design (Algorithm development)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automata theory
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Path Method
  • Database design or 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 Engineering
  • Software validation - (Software Testing, Testing strategies and methods)
  • Web Engineering - (Web Design, Internet Engineering)