Software and Applications Programmers

Snapshot

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
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Software and Applications Programmers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
85,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1610
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks

  • researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs
  • identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods
  • testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
  • writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
  • writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
  • providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades

Job Titles

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software and Applications Programmers

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Programming, Certificate IV in Systems Analysis and Design
  • Diploma of Information Technology - Systems Analysis and Design, Diploma of Software Development

University

  • Bachelor of Information Technology*

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