1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2231-19 Systems Programmer

Writes, maintains and updates programs which control the overall functioning of computers.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • develops specifications for enhancements in the operation of computer and telecommunications system software
  • determines program design, and writes system programs in computer languages or machine code
  • tests the validity and logic of system programs
  • modifies, amends and updates software programs and database structures
  • prepares documentation on the use of system software by other information technology personnel
  • may contribute to the development of new software in a mainframe, personal computer or local area network environment

Database Programmer (Systems)

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