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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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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 and New Zealand:

      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

    Occupations in this group include:

      No occupations have currently been identified for this residual category.


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