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New SOL (17May2010) and IT professionals - My perspective


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Post New SOL (17May2010) and IT professionals - My perspective

Occupations for IT professionals in new SOL are as below:

261111 - ICT business analyst
261112 - Systems analyst
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MINOR GROUP 261 BUSINESS AND SYSTEMS ANALYSTS, AND PROGRAMMERS

BUSINESS AND SYSTEMS ANALYSTS, AND PROGRAMMERS 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, create audiovisual applications, and develop, test and maintain code for computer applications and websites.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor 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:
identifying, formulating and documenting user ICT requirements
providing advice, guidance, expertise and assistance in the system project decision making process and in the development of system proposals and strategies
identifying and evaluating inefficiencies, deficiencies and limitations in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods, and recommending optimal business practices, and system functionality and behaviour
testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting problems to ensure acceptable quality and integrity of the system, and that programs and applications perform to specification
designing and developing digital animations, imaging, presentations, games, video clips, and Internet applications using multimedia software, tools and utilities, interactive graphics and programming language
261311 - Analyst programmer
261312 - Developer programmer
261313 - Software engineer
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UNIT GROUP 2613 SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS

SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
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:
researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs
identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods
testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades
Details Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics - Sorry I can't post links yet otherwise I would have

My perspective
Of course any change is not good for all concerned, for some change is an opportunity and for others its just bad luck.

But in my view the new SOL is a positive for IT professionals as a whole; it reflects that IT people are needed in Australia. The good thing about it is that it not tied to any particular technology e.g Java/Dot Net/SAP etc. A Software Engineer for instance can be any software engineer performing common Software Engineers duties in any platform. So this will open doors for a lot of IT guys.

But I am not sure at the moment on the points that will be awarded to IT professionals in new SOL as this will decide actual points one can score.

I would love to hear comments from senior members of this forum on this.

Thanks.


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