ANZSCO 261112 – Systems Analyst

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ANZSCO 261112 – Systems Analyst


Systems Analyst evaluates processes and methods used in existing ICT systems and proposes modifications, additional system components, or new systems to meet user needs as expressed in specifications and other documentation. ANZSCO Code 261112 – Systems Analyst has to work under supervision and have to complete.


Skill level: 1


Occupation 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)

Visa Provision

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 several employer-sponsored visas if you have a firm offer of employment. ANZSCO Code 261112 – Systems Analyst 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 Level

Most occupations in this group (Group 2611) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor’s 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

  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 261112 Systems Analyst
    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.

English Requirement

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade of 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; the 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 Re-engineering
  • 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
  • UML
  • User Requirements Definition

Brief Description

System Analysts also known as Business Information systems where one can have the authority to create system and software solutions. They are possibly called a business intelligence person who reviews and evaluates the business and information of the company. Evaluation of the tasks planning for the right decision and the requirements for the company one can behave as a reengineering person to take the company to the next level. The system analyst handles all the design and formulation of the software. Gathering all the requirements and formulation of them. The analyst also works as the designer and also evaluates all the tasks. Analysis and design, development and integration, and system modeling are the tasks to be performed.

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

Brief Description

For any system to be built it’s very necessary to gather all the requirements and follow up according to them. Initially build up the algorithm so it’s easy to formulate the plans step by step. Various theories and methods must be applied to it like using artificial intelligence and automated theory computer science and various method. Human and machinery interaction or connection is necessary so the system should be human-friendly. For any system when it is constructed its necessary to make a database so designation and the implementation of the database are necessary. It’s should be already decided which languages are going to be used for the system like C, C++, and many more. The system should work so perfectly so quality management and software validation are most necessary.