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What does a Software Developer do?

Software Developers create computer programs and apps, usually collaborating with large project teams of corporate clients, other developers, and in-house executives. This rapidly growing career combines your flair for creative design with problem solving, interpersonal skills, and meticulous attention to detail.

As a software developer you’ll be writing code and 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 testing the functionality of newly developed software or brainstorming a solution with an ICT project team.

Software Developer Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Software Developer.

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How much do Software Developers earn?

In Australia, a full time Software Developer 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 Software Developers?

There are approximately 34,500 Software Developers employed in Australia right now, with thousands of openings expected over the next 5 years. Software Developers usually work for IT firms (or start their own private business), but there are many opportunities to work for corporate enterprises, government departments, and other large employers.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Software Developer?

Software Developers need advanced coding skills and be able to work with different programming languages. We suggest the Certificate IV in Programming plus the Diploma of Diploma of Software Development as a starting point. These qualifications take 6-12 months to complete. Savvy developers will be well-versed in the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies.

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Job Pathways

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

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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.