ICT Professional Profiles

IP Australia is working to define the capabilities sought and expected of people who are performing ICT professional roles. The role definitions provided here will eventually cover all roles that are involved in the development, maintenance, support and ongoing management of IP Australia’s ICT systems and environment.

IP Australia aims to standardise the roles to avoid duplication and confusion over custom designed and uniquely named roles across both APS and contractor engagements. This approach is based on recognising the difference between skills, knowledge, qualifications and other attributes which people may bring to the performance of their duties and drawing the common aspects into a standard framework. The framework utilised is the Skill Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

SFIA is an international framework that represents an anchor point for people management processes within an organisation and for the career planning of ICT professionals. It forms the basis for defining ICT capabilities in our IP Australia Professional Profiles Framework.

As role definitions are progressively developed for each ICT discipline, they will be added to the list below.


FunctionRoleANZSCO CodeQualifications
Business ChangeBusiness Process Analysis Design261111None


Role TitleClassificationSFIA CapabilitiesSFIA Level & Code
Analyst - Business RequirementsAPS4Business AnalysisLevel 3 – BUAN
Requirements definition and managementLevel 2 – REQM
Analyst – Business JnrAPS5Business AnalysisLevel 3 – BUAN
Business ModellingLevel 2 – BSMO
Data AnalysisLevel 4 – DTAN
Requirements definition and managementLevel 4 – REQM
Analyst – BusinessAPS6Business AnalysisLevel 4 – BUAN
Business ModellingLevel 2 – BSMO
Data AnalysisLevel 4 – DTAN
Requirements definition and managementLevel 4 – REQM
Relationship managementLevel 4 – RLMT
Analyst – Business SnrEL1Business AnalysisLevel 5 – BUAN
Business ModellingLevel 4 – BSMO
Business Process ImprovementLevel 5 – BPRE
ConsultancyLevel 5 - CNSL
Data AnalysisLevel 4 – DTAN
Requirements definition and managementLevel 4 – REQM
Relationship managementLevel 6 – RLMT
Analyst – Business LeadEL2Business AnalysisLevel 6 – BUAN
Business ModellingLevel 5 – BSMO
Business Process ImprovementLevel 6 – BPRE
ConsultancyLevel 6 - CNSL
Data AnalysisLevel 5 – DTAN
Requirements definition and managementLevel 6 – REQM
Relationship managementLevel 6 – RLMT


FunctionRoleANZSCO CodeQualifications
ICTTesting261314None


Role TitleClassificationSFIA CapabilitiesSFIA Level & Code
Tester - Junior APS4 – APS 5 Testing Level 2 – TEST
Tester APS 6 Methods & Tools Level 4 – METL
Testing Level 4 – TEST
Tester - Snr APS 6 or EL1 Business Process Improvement Level 5 – BPRE
Consultancy Level 5 – CNSL
Methods & Tools Level 5 – METL
Testing Level 5 - TEST
Test Manager EL 1 Business Process Improvement Level 5 – BPRE
Consultancy Level 5 – CNSL
Methods & Tools Level 5 – METL
Testing Level 5 – TEST
Performance Management

Level 4 - PEMT

Automated Test Manager EL 1 Business Process Improvement Level 5 – BPRE
Consultancy Level 5 – CNSL
Methods & Tools Level 6 – METL
Testing Level 6 – TEST
Programming/Software Development Level 4 – PROG
Resourcing Level 5 – RESC
Performance Management Level 5 – PEMT
Contract Management Level 4 - ITCM
Chief Test Manager EL 1 Business Process Improvement Level 5 – BPRE
Consultancy Level 5 – CNSL
Methods & Tools Level 6 – METL
Testing Level 6 – TEST
Resourcing Level 5 – RESC
Performance Management      Level 5 – PEMT
Contract Management                        Level 4 - ITCM
Automated Test Engineer EL 1 Business Process Improvement Level 5 – BPRE
Consultancy Level 5 – CNSL
Methods & Tools Level 5 – METL
Testing Level 5 – TEST
Programming/Software Development

Level 4 - PEMT

Automated Tester APS 6 Methods & Tools Level 4 – METL
Testing Level 4 – TEST
Programming/Software Development Level 2 – PROG


FunctionRoleANZSCO CodeQualifications
Program DeliveryProject Management135112Prince 2 - Mandatory
MSP - Desirable for EL 2 - Project Manager - Snr, Mandatory for EL 2 - Programme Manager/Assistant Programme Manager


Role TitleClassificationSFIA CapabilitiesSFIA Level & Code

Project Support

APS 5Portfolio, programme and project supportLevel 3 - PROF
Customer Service SupportLevel 2 - CSMG
Quality StandardsLevel 2 - QUST
Project Manager - JnrAPS 6Financial ManagementLevel 4 - FMIT
Information ManagementLevel 4 - IRMG
Project ManagementLevel 4 - PRMG
Systems Development ManagementLevel 5 - DLMG
Relationship ManagementLevel 4 - RLMT
Project ManagerEL 1Financial ManagementLevel 5 - FMIT
Project ManagementLevel 5 - PRMG
Benefits ManagementLevel 5 - BENM
Change Implementation Planning & MngLevel 5 - CIPM
Systems Development ManagementLevel 5 - DLMG
Relationship ManagementLevel 4 - RLMT
Project Manager - SnrEL 2Financial Management Level 6 - FMIT
Project ManagementLevel 6 - PRMG
Programme ManagementLevel 6 - POMG
Benefits ManagementLevel 6 - BENM
Business Risk ManagementLevel 6 - BURM
Change Implementation Planning & MngLevel 6 - CIPM
Systems Development ManagementLevel 6 - DLMG
Relationship ManagementLevel 6 - RLMT
Programme Manager  or Assistant Programme Manager EL 2 Financial ManagementLevel 6 - FMIT
Project ManagementLevel 6 - PRMG
Programme ManagementLevel 6 - POMG
Benefits ManagementLevel 6 - BENM
Business Risk ManagementLevel 6 - BURM
Change Implementation Planning & MngLevel 6 - CIPM
Systems Development ManagementLevel 6 - DLMG
Relationship ManagementLevel 6 - RLMT
Last updated: 
4 May 2016