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Systems Analysts evaluate processes and methods used in existing ICT systems, propose modifications and additional system components or new systems to meet user needs, as expressed in specifications and other documentation.


  • identify, investigate, and analyse business processes, procedures and work practices
  • identifies and evaluates inefficiencies and recommends optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour
  • uses project management methodologies, principles and techniques to develop project plans and to cost, resource and manage projects
  • takes responsibility for deploying functional solutions, such as creating, adopting and implementing system test plans, which ensures acceptable quality and integrity of the system
  • creates user and trainer documentation, and conducts formal training classes
  • develops functional specifications for use by system developers
  • uses data and process modelling techniques to create clear system specifications for the design and development of system software
  • acts as a central reference and information source, providing guidance and assistance in the system project decision making process.


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To become a Systems Analyst

  • You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a relevant information technology field to work as a Systems Analyst. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.

    Take a Certificate IV in Information Technology

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    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Business Analysis

  • SAP

  • Systems Analysis

  • Problem Solving

  • Business Process

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