ANZSCO 261399 Software and Application Programmer

ANZSCO 261399 Software and Application Programmer

Software and Application Programmer ANZSCO 261399 Job Details

The responsibilities of individuals in the ANZSCO 261399 Software and Application Programmer role encompass the tasks of strategizing, conceptualizing, testing, preserving, and documenting software code to align with user expectations, framework specifications, and technical requisites.

Skill Requirement

Skill Level: Level 1 or Equivalent

Skills Assessment Authority: ACS (Australian Computer Society)

Specialization: No occupations in this group have currently been identified.

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

Applicants for software and applications Programmers can apply for a visa under the Short-term Skilled Occupation List either the Skilled Nominated 190 or Skilled Regional Nominated 489 categories (STSOL). You would need to apply for a state appointment in order to travel to Australia if you hold this position and want to obtain a General Skilled Migration visa.

Despite being on the STSOL, this position could not be required anywhere. The online evaluation only displays positions that are really required by an Australian state or territory. Find an employer sponsor in Australia if the position isn’t listed on the online assessment.

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 positions within this unit group called for at least a bachelor’s degree. A formal qualification may take the place of at least five years of relevant experience and/or vendor certification. A formal degree might not be sufficient in all circumstances. You might need to have prior experience or on-the-job training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

What do a Software Application and Programmer do?

Application Software Software code is planned, designed, tested, maintained, and tracked by programmers to ensure that it complies with user expectations, framework requirements, and technical standards.


  1. Conducting research, consulting, measuring, and assessing procedures to determine what a system program needs.
  2. Recognizing the shortcomings of technology in present systems and associated tools, approaches, and techniques
  3. Using established evaluation techniques, requirements, and consistency criteria to test, debug, diagnose, and resolve problems and faults in an application programming language to ensure that programs and applications adhere to the requirements.
  4. Producing and maintaining software code that complies with system requirements, system architecture, and technical specifications in accordance with generally accepted recognized standards
  5. Create, modify, and oversee the technical program, end-user documentation, and operational procedures.
  6. Give advice, criticism, and experience in developing concepts and strategies for program design operations, including budgetary projections and costings for advising software acquisitions and updates.

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.

If mandatory licensing or registration is necessary, you must either meet the licensing or registration requirements or have a minimum IELTS or comparable level, whichever is higher.

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