Multimedia Specialist - ANZSCO 261211
Multimedia Specialist creates and manipulates computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files into multimedia programs to produce data and content for CD-ROMs, information kiosks, multimedia presentations, web sites, mobile telephone resources, electronic gaming environments, e-commerce and e-security solutions, and entertainment and education products using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management and file transfer software.
Skill level: 1
- Electronic Game Developer
- Multimedia Developer
- Multimedia Programmer
- Skills Assessment Authority
- ACS (Australian Computer Society)
This occupation is on the following skill lists:
- Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)
- Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- RSMS Occupations List (RSMSL)
This occupation is not on the following skill lists:
- Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
- Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
- Visa Provision
As the occupation features on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), it is possible to apply for a Skilled Nominated 190 visa or a Skilled Regional Nominated 489 visa. If you are employed in this occupation and you wish to pursue a GSM visa, you will be required to apply for state nomination in order to move to Australia.
Note: While the occupation is on the STSOL it remains a possibility that no states currently have a demand for people in that profession. The online assessment only lists occupations which are currently in demand by a state or territory in Australia, so if the occupation does not appear on the online assessment you should consider seeking an employer sponsor in Australia.
Unit Group: 2612 Multimedia Specialist and Web Developers
The job of multimedia specialists in Australia is to create computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files for multimedia presentations, games, motion pictures, CD-ROMs, information kiosks and the web, and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management and file transfer software.
- analyzing, designing and developing Internet sites applying a mixture of artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting languages and interfacing with operating environments
- designing and developing digital animations, imaging, presentations, games, audio and video clips, and Internet applications using multimedia software, tools and utilities, interactive graphics and programming languages
- communicating with network specialists regarding web-related issues, such as security and hosting websites, to control and enforce Internet and web server security, space allocation, user access, business continuity, website backup and disaster recovery planning
- designing, developing and integrating computer code with other specialized inputs, such as image files, audio files and scripting languages, to produce, maintain and support websites
- assisting in analyzing, specifying and developing Internet strategies, web-based methodologies and development plans
Most occupations in this group (Group 2612) 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).
Occupations in this Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same multimedia specialist group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
- IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
- OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
- PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall
- Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
- Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
- Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
Closely Related Core ICT Units
- Computer Graphics & Animation – (2D Computer graphics, 3D Computer graphics, 2D Animation, 3D Animation)
- Human Computer Interaction – (Interface Design)
- Image and media data manipulation – (Developing Interactive Media, Multimedia Authoring, Games Design)
- Operating Systems (e.g. iOS, Android, Linux, Unix)
- Programming (e.g. Internet Programming, C++, Java, Objective C, AS3, Games Programming)
- Web Systems Design – (Interactive System Design)
- WWW and the Internet – (Web Technologies, Web Engineering, XML and Web Services, Web Authoring, Web Applications Development, Multimedia & the Internet)
Multimedia specialists design, develop and create multimedia products such as websites, DVDs, and computer games and other information technology based on multimedia . They also creates pictures, graphics, video-clips, virtual reality and digital animation and combine text with sounds. Their main task is interfacing with operating environments and also analysing, designing and developing Internet sites applying a mixture of artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting languages and Multimedia specialists also involve in programming languages, designing and developing digital animations, imaging, presentations, games, audio and video clips, and Internet applications using multimedia software, tools and utilities, interactive graphics.
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Algorithm design and development
- Information Security
- Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
- Introduction to Multimedia
- Mobile Devices
- Object Oriented System Design
- Object Oriented Systems Analysis
- Object oriented technologies
- Project – (if the project is a Multimedia / Web project)
- Requirements gathering
- Software Engineering
- Systems Analysis
- Systems Design
- Testing strategies and methods
Multimedia specialists use their creative and technical skills to design and develop multimedia applications, systems and products. They creates and manipulates computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files into multimedia programs to produce data and content for CD-ROMs, information kiosks, multimedia presentations, websites, mobile telephone resources. Multimedia Specialist makes appropriate changes by resting the multimedia products for any technical errors or faults. They also present final designs to clients by testing and adjusting final programs and produce finished design work.