1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2231-17 Applications and Analyst Programmer

Writes, tests and maintains computer programs to meet the application needs of end-users of computer systems.

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:

  • assists systems designers in researching and documenting computer users' requirements
  • participates in writing specifications for computer systems and producing the components of computer programs.
  • analyses objectives and problems specified by systems designers
  • translates the formalised solutions provided by systems designers into detailed program specifications
  • prepares detailed logical designs to establish the order in which data is processed, points at which decisions must be made and the sequence of operations
  • writes programs as lists of instructions in computer languages or machine code, working from formalised representations of solutions
  • tests the validity and logic of programs and makes amendments
  • prepares reports, manuals and documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of system software for use by computer equipment suppliers, systems designers, programmers and computer operators
  • may analyse, review and rewrite programs and component modules of programs

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