Analyst Programmer - ANZSCO 261311
Analyst Programmer analyses user needs, produces requirements documentation and system plans, and encodes, tests, debugs, maintains and documents programs and applications.
Skill level: 1
- Programmer Analyst
Skills Assessment Authority
- ACS (Australian Computer Society)
The 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)
As the occupation features on the MLTSSL as an occupation in demand in Australia, it is possible to apply for any of the visas in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.
Visas in this category include the Skilled Independent 189, the Skilled Nominated 190, the Skilled Regional Nominated 489 or the Skilled Regional Sponsored 489 visas. In addition there is also the opportunity of applying for a number of employer sponsored visas if you have a firm offer of employment.
Unit Group: 2613 Software and Application Programmers
In Australia the job of an analyst programmer is to design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
The number of job openings for analyst programmers going forward is expected to be above average.
- 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 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
- 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
- Compilers – (Compiler Construction, Compiler Theory)
- Data structures
- Formal languages – (Formal Methods, Functional Programming)
- Object Oriented Programming
- Operating systems – (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
- Programming – (C, C++, Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
- Software Engineering
- Testing strategies and methods – (Software Testing)
Additional Closely Related ICT Units
- Artificial intelligence
- Automata theory
- Business Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Critical Path Method
- Database design or Database implementation
- Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
- Expert Systems
- File Processing
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Systems
- Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
- Introduction to Information Systems
- Management Information Systems
- Object Oriented System Design
- Object Oriented Systems Analysis
- Object oriented technologies
- Project Management
- Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
- Requirements gathering
- Software validation – (Software Testing)
- Structure of languages
- Systems Analysis or System Design
- Systems Programming
- User Requirements Definition
- Web Engineering – (Web Design, Internet Engineering)
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