Software and Applications Programmer

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

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$2003 per week
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    Overview

    Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

    Day-to-day

    • 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
    • providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades.

    To become a Software and Applications Programmer

    • You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as programming, software engineering, software development or computer science) to work as a Software or Applications Programmer. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.

      Take a Diploma of Software Development

      Take a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

    • Interested in developing your digital skills? Try one of 2000 free online courses at SkillFinder.com.au(External website, Opens in new window)

      SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

    Skills employers are looking for

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