UNIT GROUP 2613 SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS
SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • 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

Occupations:

261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer
261314 Software Tester
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec


261311 ANALYST PROGRAMMER

Alternative Title:

Programmer Analyst
Analyses user needs, produces requirements documentation and system plans, and encodes, tests, debugs, maintains and documents programs and applications.

Skill Level: 1


261312 DEVELOPER PROGRAMMER

Alternative Titles:

Applications Developer
ICT Developer
ICT Programmer
Interprets specifications, technical designs and flow charts, builds, maintains and modifies the code for software applications, constructs technical specifications from a business functional model, and tests and writes technical documentation.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Communications Programmer (Systems)
Database Developer
Database Programmer (Systems)
Network Programmer
Software Developer
Software Programmer


261313 SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Alternative Titles:

Software Architect
Software Designer
Designs, develops, modifies, documents, tests, implements, installs and supports software applications and systems.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Computer Applications Engineer
Database Designer
Systems Architect
261314 SOFTWARE TESTER
Specifies, develops and writes test plans and test scripts, produces test cases, carries out regression testing, and uses automated test software applications to test the behaviour, functionality and integrity of computer software, and documents the results of tests in defect reports and related documentation.

Skill Level: 1


261399 SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS NEC

This occupation group covers Software and Applications Programmers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1