ANZSCO 261311 Analyst Programmer

ANZSCO 261311 Analyst Programmer

Analyst Programmer Job Details

The Analyst Programmer, classified under ANZSCO 261311, assesses the client’s needs and specifications to provide a structured presentation of the plans, documentation, and other essentials required for coding, testing, and maintaining the application programs.

Skill Requirement

Skill Level: Level 1 or Equivalent

Skills Assessment Authority: ACS (Australian Computer Society)

Alternative Titles: Programmer Analyst

Occupation list information

Occupation on the skill listOccupation not on the skill list
Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL) 

Visa Provision

Because this occupation is listed on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and is in high demand, candidates applying for the Analyst Programmer position are eligible to apply for any visa available through the General Skilled Migration Program.

The visa for this category is required for those in the following occupations:

  1. Skilled Independent 189
  2. Skilled Nominated 190
  3. Skilled Regional Nominated 489
  4. Skilled Regional Sponsored 489

If you have a confirmed job offer, you may be eligible to submit an application for a visa that is sponsored by your prospective employer.

Unit Group: 2613 Software and Application Programmers

Occupations in this Category
  1. 261311 Analyst Programmer
  2. 261312 Developer Programmer
  3. 261313 Software Engineer
  4. 261314 Software Tester
  5. 261399 Software and Applications Programmers (NEC)

Skill Requirement

Most positions within this unit group generally necessitate a skill level equivalent to at least a bachelor’s degree or a higher level of education for employment consideration. The prerequisite of a minimum of five years of experience in the relevant field and/or vendor certification may be waived in favor of a formal qualification. In specific situations, apart from the mandatory formal qualification, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may also be required (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

What do Analyst Programmers do?

The code needs to be structured, created, tested, maintained, and documented in alignment with both the system requirements and technical specifications, as well as the client’s requirements.


  1. Conducting research and consulting with relevant parties; measuring and assessing system program requirements
  2. Identifying the technological gaps, flaws, and deficiencies that exist in the existing systems as well as the related mechanisms, techniques, and methods
  3. Testing, debugging, diagnosing, and correcting errors and faults in an application’s programming language in accordance with specified evaluation procedures, requirements, and consistency requirements in order to guarantee that programs and applications are in accordance with the specifications.
  4. Creating and maintaining software code that satisfies system criteria, system architecture, and technical specifications in a manner that is consistent with and accredited by standards
  5. Responsible for the creation, modification, and management of the operational procedures, end-user documentation, and technical program.
  6. Make suggestions, offer feedback, and share your experience regarding the design of ideas and plans for program design operations, such as financial estimation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades.

English Requirement

  1. IELTS score of minimum 6  (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  2. OET score with a minimum grade of B in all sections;
  3. TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12, R:13, W:21, S:23, and overall L93);
  4. PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking, and 65 overall


  • There are Australian Graduate exceptions in some states and territories.
  • In some states and territories, Priority Skilled Lists can be used to meet a certain requirement.
  • The United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Ireland will not be allowed to take the IELTS or OET.

Where a license or registration is required, you must show that you know enough English to meet the requirements for the license or registration, or that you have a minimum IELTS or equivalent level of English.

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