ANZSCO 261312 Developer Programmer

ANZSCO 261312 Developer Programmer

Developer Programmer Job Details

The Developer Programmer classified under ANZSCO 261312 holds the responsibility of interpreting requirements, architectural prototypes, and flowcharts. They are tasked with creating, overseeing, and adjusting the code for software applications, constructing technical specifications in line with a business operating model, and reviewing and composing technical documentation.

Skill Requirement

Skill Level: Level 1 or Equivalent

Skills Assessment Authority: ACS (Australian Computer Society)

Alternative Titles: 

  1. Applications Developer
  2. ICT Developer
  3. ICT Programmer


  1. Communications Programmer (Systems)
  2. Database Developer
  3. Database Programmer (Systems)
  4. Network Programmer
  5. Software DeveloperSoftware Programmer

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

Candidates interested in the Developer Programmer position may submit an application for any visa available through the General Skilled Migration Program. This is because the Developer Programmer position is included on the occupation skill list MLTSSL as one of the most popular demands.

Visa in this category in this occupation includes

  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. There are no geographical limitations imposed on applicants seeking a 457 visa for this occupation.

Unit Group: 2613 Software and Applications 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

The majority of the jobs that fall under this unit group require a skill level that is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or a higher level of education to be considered for employment. The requirement of at least five years of experience in the relevant field and/or vendor certification can be waived in favor of a formal qualification. In certain circumstances, in addition to the required formal qualification, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may also be necessary (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

What does a Developer Programmer do?

Developer Programmer Develop, test, and maintain the software programs for the computer. They are also responsible for determining the needs of computer users as part of a group effort, coming up with methods to meet these requirements, and translating these concepts into a set of guidelines, or a program, that a computer is able to understand. Developer Programmer Create and manage computer code in order to meet system requirements, system designs, and technical criteria in accordance with quality standards set by developer programmers. In addition to this, they construct, validate, and examine program implementations.


  1. The requirements for testing, consulting, interpretation, and assessment of system programs
  2. Identifying the technical flaws and deficiencies that are present in the existing systems as well as the associated mechanisms, techniques, and approaches
  3. The process of checking, debugging, diagnosing, and correcting errors and defects in the programming language of software in accordance with specified testing procedures, requirements, and consistency criteria in order to guarantee that programs and applications are in accordance with the specifications.
  4. Creating and maintaining software code to fulfill system requirements, system architecture, and technical specifications in a manner that is consistent with and accredited by standards
  5. The creation, modification, and ongoing maintenance of operating procedures, documentation for end users, and technical systems
  6. Make suggestions, offer feedback, and share your experience regarding the design of plans and methods for software design operations, such as financial estimation and costing for software acquisitions and enhancements.

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.

CDR Migration Writer, your trusted partner for all your Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) needs

Get Free Consultation

Contact Form Demo
Start Chat
CDR Migration
Hello 👋
Feel free to ask any questions or share any topics related to engineering. Whether it's about different engineering fields, career advice, technical questions, or anything else, I'm here to chat and provide information. What's on your mind?