261111 ICT Business Analyst

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ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
ICT Business Analyst
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Alternative Titles:
Business Consultant (ICT)

Identifies and communicates with users to formulate and produce a requirements specification to create system and software solutions.
Skill Level: 1
Business Systems Analyst

Blockchain Strategist
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has advised the new and emerging occupation of Blockchain Strategist should use the code 261111 ICT Business Analyst.

Blockchain Strategist definition:
- Provide guidelines for autonomous decision making within the organisation, and in the context of applying blockchain technologies. It is the disruptive nature of Blockchain technologies that requires the Blockchain Strategist to have specialist skills.
- Blockchain Strategists will generally have an Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain.

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2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts

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ICT Business and Systems Analysts
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ICT BUSINESS AND SYSTEMS ANALYSTS 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.
Non-ICT Business Analysts (for example, Management Consultants) are excluded from this unit group. Non-ICT Business Analysts are included in Unit Group 2247 Management and Organisation Analysts.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
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).

Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 953.40
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 972.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 958.20