NICTIA's 12-point plan is as follows:
- National 10-year strategy
Australia to have a vibrant, innovative and globally competitive ICT industry that strategically plans for the future and underpins future productivity gains in all other sectors of the economy.
- National marketing and branding
An Australian ICT sector to be well supported by the Australian, State and Territory Governments under a strong national Australian ICT brand, which presents a united front globally and is well known for its innovation and quality ICT services in key international markets.
An Australian ICT industry that is a magnet for private investment to support R&D and commercialization of technology through large, multi-disciplinary commercial R&D and product realization centres.
- Innovation in procurement practices
Government as a model ICT purchaser of Australian innovation, recognizing that as the largest single ICT customer in Australia, its procurement practices have a substantial impact on innovation in the ICT industry and provide reference sites to facilitate global market penetration.
An Australian ICT industry with a leading skill base by world standards with the Australian, State and Territory Governments, industry and education providers working collaboratively to improve skills foresighting, skills development and enhance enrolments in ICT courses.
- International opportunities
Australian technology businesses to have the capacity and necessary government market intelligence and support to readily identify and respond to real international business opportunities and consistently convert these to positive business wins.
- Collaboration and global integration
Australian ICT SMEs to be competing successfully on the world stage with the capability and necessary expertise available to access markets, attract venture capital and commercialise their technology solutions.
Our ICT entrepreneurs to possess the managerial, technical and marketing skills to develop their businesses, compete for growth capital and move forward on national and international business opportunities.
- ICT infrastructure
A high speed, affordable national broadband infrastructure and complementary e-security network that puts Australia amongst the leaders in OECD in terms of its broadband capabilities. Be one of the first nations to gain the benefits from migrating to IPv6.
- ICT literacy
Australia to become a highly ICT literate and truly technology-proficient society that adopts, adapts and confidently embraces and exploits technology to its advantage and on an equitable basis.
- ICT standards and conduct
Australia to increase its development and application of open technical and professional standards, at both a national and international level.
- Regulatory policy
Australia's regulatory policy to be proportionate to the need and not to become an impediment to innovation and investment in ICT.