1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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Contents >> 02 Structure & Definitions >> 2 Professionals >> 22 Business and Information Professionals

SUB-MAJOR GROUP 22

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS plan, develop, coordinate and implement programs and systems to provide services in accounting, sales, computing, publicity, staff development and training; conduct studies of organisational structures, methods and systems; and develop new techniques and applications in these areas.

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Business and Information Professionals typically include collecting, analysing and interpreting information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations; conducting audits and investigations and preparing financial statements and reports; establishing, controlling and reviewing treasury systems and policies; supporting business growth and development through the preparation and execution of marketing objectives, policies and programs; acquiring and updating knowledge of employer's and competitors' products and understanding of market conditions; developing methods to improve and promote business operations and effectiveness; designing or advising on computing systems and developing computer hardware and software; developing, implementing and administering staff training programs, information systems, or situational and policy reviews; and collecting, preserving, organising and disseminating information.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

221 ACCOUNTANTS, AUDITORS AND CORPORATE TREASURERS

222 SALES, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING PROFESSIONALS

223 COMPUTING PROFESSIONALS

229 MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS AND INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS



This section contains the following subsection :
          221 Accountants, Auditors and Corporate Treasurers
          222 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Professionals
          223 Computing Professionals
          229 Miscellaneous Business and Information Professionals

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