About Brunei ICT Industry Competency Framework (BIICF)

BIICF is developed by the BIICF Working Group and Competency Development Technical Group (CDTG) of the MISC-WG ICT. Members consist of representatives from the ICT industry, government agencies, private training providers and the higher education institutions.

The main objective of BIICF is to ensure that Brunei’s ICT professionals have the relevant skills to develop their careers by providing a national standard for ICT job roles, competencies and the types of training required.

BIICF becomes the ICT career guidebook for those in the ICT industry. It gives an overview of the roles and the technical and soft skills competencies needed or the role and provides information on the specific skills training that complements the roles that one can pursue to acquire the knowledge and elevate their position.

The development of BIICF has undergone review and validation process to ensure they remain industry-relevant by taking into reference the Skills Framework for Information Age (SFIA Version 8), Singapore Skills Framework for Infocomm Technology, Malaysian Skills Competency Matrix and Japan i-Competency Dictionary.

This benchmarking exercise drove a focused approach to ensure that the ICT industry best practices are captured for Brunei’s competitive advantage.

The BIICF was further verified through a series of consultations with leaders, human resource and ICT professionals across the ICT and non-ICT sectors.

The framework will continuously be reviewed to ensure it remains current and relevant to meet the industry’s needs. It will be enhanced with more career paths, ICT learning roadmaps and added job roles as we progress with identifying other new jobs in demand by the industry


Sub-Sector Coverage

The BIICF Working Group has identified six sub-sectors to focus on in Brunei Darussalam’s ICT industry context.

Based on the ICT Manpower Survey 2020 for the ICT and non-ICT companies, as well as the engagement sessions held with the industry, there were 20 critical Job Roles identified as follows.


Brunei ICT Industry Competency Framework Working Group (BIICF WG)



Julianah binti Haji Ali Ahmad
Deputy Chief Executive, Development, Authority for
Info-communications Technology Industry for Brunei
Darussalam (AITI)



Hajah Ilyasuriani binti DP Haji Hamdani
System Manager, E-Government National Centre


Mohd Fadhil bin Haji Abd Kadir
Team Manager, Technology Delivery and Support,
Darussalam Enterprise (DARe)


Pengiran Dr Emeroylariffion bin Pengiran Haji Abas
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Intergrated
Technologies and Deputy Director Office of AVC
(Innovation and Enterprise), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)


Dr. Haji Mohammad Saiful bin Haji Omar
Dean, School of Computing and Informatics,
Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)


Mohammad Hamdani bin Mustapa
Head, School of ICT, Politeknik Brunei (PB)


Muhd Sahrudi Iswandi bin Hashim
Senior Education Officer (Technical) / Director of
IT Services, Institute of Brunei Technical Education


Suhaila binti Haji Kabri
Lead for BIICF Sub-Sector for Telecommunications and Network
Learning and Development Manager, HR, Unified National Networks (UNN)


Keith Chung Chir Lim
Manager, IT Architecture and Strategy, Unified National Networks (UNN)


Mohd Hilmi Shah bin Mohd Sahri
Lead for BIICF Sub-Sector for IT Services
Manager, Enterprise Cloud and Computing, Imagine Sdn Bhd


Lily Tan
Manager, Innovation, Imagine Sdn Bhd


William Lai Tze Hong
Lead for BIICF Sub-Sector for Project Management
Head of Operations, Dynamik Technologies Sdn Bhd


Mohamad Azad Zaki bin Haji Mohd Tahir
Senior Operation Officer, Head of Digital Forensic, ITPSS


Pengiran Mohd Khairi bin Pengiran Haji Metussin
Lead for BIICF Sub-Sector for Applications and Solutions Development
CEO, Mindplus Education Sdn Bhd


Muhd Nur Aiman bin Haji Minorhadi
CEO, GroMinda Group


Mohammad Yazdi bin Yahya
Lead for BIICF Sub-Sector for Digital Media
Director of Human Capital, Progresif Sdn Bhd


Arjuna Ranasinghe
Lead for BIICF Sub-Sector for ICT Security
Director, Tech One Global


Abd Rahman Mohammed Yoonus - Lead for BIICF
Sub-Sector for Data and Artificial Intelligence
Co-Founder and CTO, Think-Axis Solutions


Joshua Lew
Account Director and Co-Partner, Hoco Agency


Wong Teck Sion
Head of Technical, Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) Sdn Bhd