Becoming a Developer Programmer
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Becoming a Developer Programmer

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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.
Training time - No data available -
Avg. weekly wage $1,664
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,700

How do I become a Developer Programmer in Victoria?

To work as a Developer Programmer in Victoria, you'll need:
    One of the following qualifications 
    • A Certificate IV in Programming 
    • A Diploma of Software Development 
    • An Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development 
    • Strong and diverse programming language skills 
    Recommended 
    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent 
    • Contributions to open source programs 
    • Personal projects that demonstrate passion and aptitude 
    • Work experience as a software tester

What does a Developer Programmer do?

    • Researches, consults, analyses and evaluates system program needs 
    • Identifies technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods 
    • Tests, debugs, diagnoses and corrects errors and faults in an application's programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification 
    • Writes and maintains program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards 
    • Writes, updates and maintains technical programs, end user documentation and operational procedures

Specialisations

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