1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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COMPUTING PROFESSIONALS design and prepare software to meet specific requirements in all aspects of the computing environment, and control and audit the operation of computing facilities within an organisation.

Most occupations in this minor 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 Computer Professionals typically include writing, testing and maintaining operations and end-use software; analysing systems to determine whether all specific requirements within an organisation are being met; developing and improving data processing procedures; designing and modifying operating environment software to link with other software and with hardware; maintaining data dictionaries and data management systems to ensure integrity and security of data; conducting research into computer-based systems; developing techniques for the application of computing theory and analysing computer operations and usage to assess completeness, accuracy, validity and efficiency of the system.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit group:

This section contains the following subsection :
            2231 Computing Professionals

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