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What does a Programmer do?

Programmers are the people who write the code behind your favourite computer software and smartphone apps. They write and modify programming code according to a project brief and usually work exclusively on programming tasks.

As a Programmer you’ll need high-end coding skills using multiple programming languages — but you’ll also need a working knowledge of operating systems, application server, database, and cloud infrastructure. A typical workday could involve deploying code to a live environment, meticulously testing a program for bugs, implementing improvements and hot-fixes.

Programmer Courses

There are 12 courses available for people who want to become a Programmer.

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How much do Programmers earn?

In Australia, a full time Programmer generally earns $2,003 per week ($104,156 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 Programmers?

There are approximately 34,500 Programmers employed in Australia right now, with thousands of openings expected over the next 5 years. Programmers are usually employed by IT firms, but there are many opportunities to work for corporate enterprises, government departments, and other large employers in all industries.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Programmer?

Programmers need advanced coding skills and be able to work with different programming languages. We suggest the Certificate IV in Programming plus the Diploma of Software Development as a starting point. These qualifications take 6-12 months to complete.

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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