Qualification details

ICA40705 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Analysis and Design) (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 08/Jul/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to ICA40711 - Certificate IV in Systems Analysis and DesignICA40705 core units updated and reduced. Removal of entry requirements and prerequisites. Qualification made more flexible. Elective units added and technical content updated. OUTCOMES DEEMED EQUIVALENT. 17/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMN304A - Contribute to personal skill development and learningContribute to personal skill development and learning N/A
ICAA4041C - Determine and confirm client business expectations and needsDetermine and confirm client business expectations and needs N/A
ICAA4233B - Determine and apply appropriate development methodologiesDetermine and apply appropriate development methodologies N/A
ICAB4059B - Develop detailed technical designDevelop detailed technical design N/A
ICAB4060B - Identify physical database requirementsIdentify physical database requirements N/A
ICAB4136B - Use structured query language to create database structures and manipulate dataUse structured query language to create database structures and manipulate data N/A
ICAB4170B - Build a databaseBuild a database N/A
ICAB4225B - Automate processesAutomate processes N/A
ICAD4043B - Develop and present a feasibility reportDevelop and present a feasibility report N/A
ICAD4217B - Create technical documentationCreate technical documentation N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 313100 Ict Support Technicians 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231-13 Systems Designer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0203 Information Systems 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Systems Analysis and Design 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A IT Analyst,Database Designer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 313100 Ict Support Technicians 08/Jul/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231-13 Systems Designer 08/Jul/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0203 Information Systems 08/Jul/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 08/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

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Description

Description 

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in examining existing systems and designing or modifying them to suit changing user needs. Graduates at this level would most likely work as part of a project team. The qualification has a strong ICT base but provides the potential for inclusion of up to 30 per cent of the total required units from other packages such as BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

Job Roles 

The qualification is designed to provide an individual with basic technical skills for a 'junior' business or systems analysis and design position.

Possible job titles include:

  • IT Analyst
  • IT Architect
  • IT Designer
  • Systems Analyst
  • System Designer

Prerequisite Requirements 

A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. These are detailed as follows:

Code and title 

Prerequisite units required 

ICAB4060B Identify physical database requirements

ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

ICAB4136B Use structured query language to create database structures and manipulate data

ICAB4225B Automate processes

ICAP4037B Contribute to the development of a strategy plan

ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 

The following units contain the basic fundamentals of ICT knowledge and skills for all qualifications at Certificate III in IT and above. These units or demonstrated equivalence are required for entry into this qualification:

BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures

ICAD2012B Design organisational documents using computing packages

ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer

ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

ICAU2013B Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAU2231B Use computer operating system

ICAW2001B Work effectively in an IT environment

ICAW2002B Communicate in the workplace

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary 

ICA40705 Certificate IV in Information Technology  (Systems Analysis and Design )

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a Junior Analyst. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • determining and confirming client business expectations and needs
  • documenting system requirements and problems
  • recording client responses

Teamwork

  • exchanging messages with other project members and actively participating in IT community activities
  • scheduling feedback meetings to discuss reports and possible next actions with stakeholders

Problem Solving

  • using project project planning skills to set benchmarks and scope, such as contributing to the identification of business strategy, vision, goals and objectives and confirming that the proposed project will come in on time and within budget

Initiative and Enterprise

  • transferring and applying theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of situations

Planning and Organising

  • contributing to the development of a strategic plan

Self-management

  • taking responsibility for own outputs in relation to specified quality standards
  • working within the Australian Computer Society code of ethics regarding security, legal, moral and ethical issues

Learning

  • maintaining knowledge of tools and software applications and the goods and services provided
  • obtaining client evaluation and feedback
  • providing one-to-one instruction for clients and users

Technology

  • selecting and using software and hardware diagnostic tools, including for multimedia contexts and automated testing environments

Packaging Rules

Qualification Structure 

To attain the ICA40705 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Analysis and Design) 22 units must be achieved:

  • 15 core units; plus
  • 7 elective units

Achieve 15 Core Units 

Core 

BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning

ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies

ICAB4059B Develop detailed technical design

ICAB4060B Identify physical database requirements

ICAB4136B Use structured query language to create database structures and manipulate data

ICAB4170B Build a database

ICAB4225B Automate processes

ICAD4043B Develop and present a feasibility report

ICAD4217B Create technical documentation

ICAP4037B Contribute to the development of a strategy plan

ICAT4221B Locate equipment, system and software faults

ICAW4026B Coordinate and maintain work teams

ICAW4214B Maintain ethical conduct

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

Achieve 4 Elective Units from the Following Sources  (Listed in Recommended Order )

  • ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package  (at Certificate III (maximum of 2 units], Certificate IV or Diploma); and/or
  • preferred Training Packages, BSB07 Business Services and/or CUF07 Screen and Media and/or CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design (maximum of 3 units at Certificate IV or Diploma)

Achieve 3 Elective Units from the Following Sources  (Listed in Recommended Order )

  • any of the above elective sources; and/or
  • any other Training Package (up to a maximum 2 units and at Certificate IV or Diploma) based on documented industry or enterprise needs

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