Software and Application Programmer (nec) ANZSCO 261399
Software and Application Programmer (nec) anzsco (261399) design, develop, test, maintain, and document code of program according to the requirements of users and, system and technical specification.
Skill level: 1
- No occupations have currently been identified for this residual category.
Skills Assessment Authority
Software and Applications Programmer (nec) is on the following skill lists:
- Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)
- Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
- RSMS Occupations List (RSMSL)
- Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
- Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
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: 2613 Software and Applications Programmer
The job of Software and Applications Programmer (nec) in Australia is to design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
- researching, consulting, analyzing 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
- providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costing for recommending software purchases and upgrades
Most occupations in this unit group (Group 2613) 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
- 261311 Analyst Programmer
- 261312 Developer Programmer
- 261313 Software Engineer
- 261314 Software Tester
- 261399 Software and Applications Programmer (nec)
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same software and applications programmers 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
- Algorithm design and development
- Data structures
- Formal languages
- Operating systems
- Programming (application and/or system)
- Software Engineering
- Testing strategies and methods
The software and applications programmer have to include the ICT Units like algorithm design and development, compilers, data structures, formal languages etc. It also includes the design, development and maintenance of software. The suitable data structure is implemented to get better result. Software testing is a process, to design the structure of systems, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models and different types of programming languages. Software testing also helps to identify errors,mistakes and problem in contrary to the actual requirements.
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Artificial intelligence
- Automata theory
- Business Information Systems
- Business Process Reengineering
- Computer Science
- Database design
- Database implementation
- Human Computer Interaction
- Introduction to BIS
- Introduction to ICT
- Management Information Systems
- Object oriented technologies
- Project Management
- Quality management
- Requirements gathering
- Software validation
- System Design
- Systems Analysis
- Web engineering
These units have the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. It is also the study of abstract machines and automata, as well as the computational problems that can be solved using them. This ICT units mainly helps in systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approaches to development, operation, and maintenance of Web- based applications. . At first, the requirements (functional, system, technical, etc.) are Gathered from the various stakeholders (customers, users, vendors, IT staff, etc.) The software validation is also done by evaluating software product, so as to ensure that the software meets the pre-defined and specified business requirements as well as the end users/customers’ demands and expectations.