Information Systems

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The study of the flow of information, capturing data, and the design and specification of information systems and user interfaces. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the information management needs of users, and the ability to analyse, design and manage information systems.

Course skills

Information Systems develops skills in:

  • conceptual modelling
  • database management
  • database systems design
  • information systems analysis
  • information systems management.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

    Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.

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  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts

    ICT Business and Systems Analysts 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.

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  • ICT Managers

    ICT Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.

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  • ICT Sales Assistants

    ICT Sales Assistants sell computing and telecommunications related goods and services in retail and wholesale establishments.

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  • ICT Sales Professionals

    ICT Sales Professionals manage client accounts and represent companies in selling a range of computer hardware, software and other ICT goods and services to industrial, business, professional and other organisations.

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  • ICT Support Technicians

    ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

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  • ICT Support and Test Engineers

    ICT Support and Test Engineers develop procedures and strategies to support, create, maintain and manage technical quality assurance processes and guidelines and systems infrastructure, investigate, analyse and resolve system problems and performance issues, and test the behaviour, functionality and integrity of systems.

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  • Management and Organisation Analysts

    Management and Organisation Analysts assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures.

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  • 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.

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  • University Lecturers and Tutors

    University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

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