1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Information Technology Manager
      Computer Services Manager

Plans, administers and reviews the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within an organisation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is 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 Include:
  • analyses information needs, and specifies technology to meet those needs
  • directs the formulation of information technology strategies, policies and plans
  • directs the selection and installation of information technology and the provision of user training
  • directs information technology operations, integrating computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications and data processing
  • sets priorities between system developments, maintenance and operations
  • controls the security of information technology systems
  • controls the selection and training of computing professionals and support technicians and manages their performance
  • monitors the operations of electronic information technology systems and develops improvements

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