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What does a Frontend Developer do?

Frontend Developers work on project teams creating and maintaining complex websites. They are responsible for the user interface of a website and control the way users and web visitors interact with the system. Their focus is on the structure and stability of a website — and should not be confused with web designers (who focus on aesthetics and visual appeal).

As a Frontend Developer you’ll need to be fluent in a number of web programming languages — HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python — and also be able to work to a project brief. Liaising with clients, web designers, and backend developers will also be part of your job.

Frontend Developer Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Frontend Developer.

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How much do Frontend Developers earn?

In Australia, a full time Frontend Developer generally earns $1,596 per week ($82,992 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience and technical expertise you can expect a higher salary than people who are new in the role.

What are the job opportunities for Frontend Developers?

There are approximately 8,600 Frontend Developers employed in Australia right now, and several thousand jobs are expected to open up over the next 5 years. Frontend Developers are employed by IT specialist firms as well as corporate enterprises, private businesses, government departments, and community service organisations across all industries and employment sectors.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Frontend Developer?

To get started as a professional Frontend Developer, you’ll need technical experience and a portfolio of completed websites. The Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies, Certificate IV in Programming, and the Diploma of Website Development will also help. These qualifications take 6-12 months to complete.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within website development. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.