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Developer Programmer
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as 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.


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
Specialisations
  • Communications Programmer (Systems)
  • Database Developer
  • Database Programmer (Systems)
  • Network Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Programmer
Job prospects for Software and Applications Programmers in Victoria

Occupations in the Software and Applications Programmers group include Analyst Programmer, Developer Programmer, Software and Applications Programmers (other), Software Engineer and Software Tester.

Employment prospects
There are currently 28,600 Software and Applications Programmers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,664.00

Hourly earnings
$44.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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This qualification is part of the Information and Communications Technology Training Package. It provides the skills and...

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This course is offered in 20 locations

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