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Business Analyst

Review and analyse business processes to ensure efficiency.

What's it like to be a Business Analyst?

Business Analysts are responsible for reviewing and analysing business processes, creating efficiencies, leading project teams and communicating technical information back to the business. They most commonly work in information technology, but can be found across a range of business departments, where they work to map out company requirements.

Business Analyst

Tasks and duties

  • Creating detailed business documents and working with spreadsheets in an advanced capacity.
  • Defining problem statements and identifying opportunities.
  • Creating and communicating solutions.
  • Reviewing business processes.
  • Analysing data, including budgets, forecasts, plans and pricing.
  • Managing reporting.
  • Presenting data back to the business.

What can I earn as a Business Analyst?

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Business Analyst roles in AUS were typically advertised between $100k and $130k over the last 3 months.
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How to become a Business Analyst


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Pathways to becoming a Business Analyst in Australia typically involve a mixture of education and work experience. An undergraduate degree or industry certification may be an advantage when seeking employment.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in business, business administration, information technology or a related field.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ BABOK® Guide. This globally recognised guide is the accepted standard for the concepts and techniques applied to business analysis.
  3. Gain work experience. Many Business Analysts find entry-level roles in related disciplines to develop their skills and knowledge.
  4. Join the Australian chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

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Bachelor of Business

This degree will help to build a foundation in business studies. There may also be the option to specialise in one or more fields of business.
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Bachelor of Information Technology

This degree gives you a grounding in a range of information technology areas and may allow you to specialise in an area of interest.

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Bachelor of Commerce

This degree prepares you for a range of roles in the accounting, economics, finance and business industries, depending on the specialisation chosen.
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Working hours for Business Analysts
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Latest Business Analyst reviews

Latest reviews from 65 Business Analysts surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
IT Business Analysis gives opportunities to grow both hard and soft skills, and always provides chances for learning something new
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Systems
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Business Analysis department
The good things
Variety of tasks to choose from, variety of grows opportunities
The challenges
Need to always improve communication, conflict solving skills
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May 2021
A diverse and varied role that is very rewarding and suits those with excellent soft skills
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Web Applications
The good things
Always a new challenge to solve. Potential to learn a lot about different industries and new technologies.
The challenges
Constantly being put into situations where you are not familiar with, yet expected to be the expert. This comes with quite a bit of pressure to ensure your understanding is accurate, and the expected ...
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