Intelligence analysts evaluate information from a variety of classified and unclassified sources. This information is often incomplete, contradictory and can vary widely in terms of reliability. Depending on their background and qualifications, an intelligence analyst may examine a diverse set of countries, issues (such as terrorism) and cultures.
Specialisations: Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) Intelligence Analyst Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Intelligence Analyst Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) Intelligence Analyst
Analysts define software requirements and specifications, and guide programme design and development. The analyst's role sits between the initial business analysis stage and the detailed system design, building and programming stages of the systems development process.
Programmers (IT) write, test and maintain computer programmes to ensure that the computer application meets the needs of the users of the computer system.
Specialisations: Analyst Programmer Communications Programmer (Systems) Database Programmer (Systems) Information Technology Manager Multimedia Programmer Network Programmer Systems Software Programmer
Games developers design, create and produce computer or video games. They work in games development teams with artists, programmers, producers and marketing staff. Games developers usually specialise in a particular game platform (PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo, for example) and a particular aspect of game development, such as programming artificial intelligence or gameplay.
Specialisations: Animator (Games Development) Digital Video-Sound Editor (Games Development) Games Programmer Producer/Director (Games Development) Technical Artist/3D Artist (Games Development) Tester (Games Development)
Systems designers (IT) create detailed design documentation for the development and integration of computer systems to meet the needs of businesses.
Public servants in the Australian Public Service (APS) work in a wide range of areas such as community and social services, defence, economic management, education, employment, foreign affairs, health, housing, industrial relations and transport. They are employed in a variety of clerical, technical and professional careers.
Multimedia developers generate and manipulate graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia applications. Multimedia applications include computer-based interactive training, data presentation and information kiosks, CD-ROMs, entertainment and educational products, and multimedia presentations.
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.
Geographic information systems officers design, develop and customise geographic information systems and provide technical and analytical support to address issues such as environmental management, exploration and mining, land ownership and titles, urban and regional planning, utilities and asset management, and demographic marketing.
Computer systems auditors are involved in the design and monitoring of control systems, which ensure the accuracy and security of data. They also review an organisation's computing environment and the use of their computer facilities. Computer systems auditors provide managers with expert opinions about the reliability of results and operations of computer systems. It is essential that computer systems auditors understand both the accounting and information technology implications of computer systems.