How to become a Business Systems Analyst

Business systems analysts study the overall business and information needs of an organisation in order to develop solutions to business and related technology problems. A business systems analyst's role is usually undertaken prior to the system design, building and programming stages of the systems development process.

Personal requirements of a Business Systems Analyst

  • Interested in computing and information and communications technology (ICT)
  • Able to grasp concepts and think creatively
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team leadership capabilities
  • Able to make informed decisions on a wide range of complex business and technical issues
  • Able to work independently

Education & Training for a Business Systems Analyst

To become a business systems analyst you usually have to complete a degree in information technology, information systems or business information systems. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,825

Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 5.3%

NSW 37.2%

NT 0.5%

QLD 13.3%

SA 8.9%

TAS 1.1%

VIC 28.7%

WA 4.9%

Hours worked:

38.1

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Male 71.1%

Female 28.8%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 5.5%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 10.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 8.7%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 13%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 44.5%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 17.7%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 32.9%

Above 35 years: 67.1%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




Additional Information
Membership of the Australian Computer Society is available to those who hold, or are working towards, suitable qualifications. There is a range of membership types available, allowing progression through the various levels as a member's career develops.
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