ANZSCO 261211 – Multimedia Specialist


multimedia specialist

ANZSCO 261211 – Multimedia Specialist


Multimedia Specialist creates and manipulates computer animation, audio, video, and graphic image files into multimedia programs to produce data and content for CD-ROMs, information kiosks, multimedia presentations, websites, mobile telephone resources, electronic gaming environments, e-commerce and e-security solutions, and entertainment and education products using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management, and file transfer software.

Skill level: 1
Alternative Titles
  • Electronic Game Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Multimedia Programmer
Skills Assessment Authority
  • ACS (Australian Computer Society)
Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skill lists:

  • Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)
  • Medium Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • RSMS Occupations List (RSMSL)
    This occupation is not on the following skill lists:
  • Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
  • Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Visa Provision

As the occupation features on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), it is possible to apply for a Skilled Nominated 190 visa or a Skilled Regional Nominated 489 visa. If you are employed in this occupation and wish to pursue a GSM visa, you will be required to apply for state nomination in order to move to Australia.

Note: While the occupation is on the STSOL it remains a possibility that no states currently have a demand for people in that profession. The online assessment only lists occupations that are currently in demand by a state or territory in Australia, so if the occupation does not appear on the online assessment, you should consider seeking an employer sponsor in Australia.

Unit Group: 2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers


The job of multimedia specialists in Australia is to create computer animation, audio, video, and graphic image files for multimedia presentations, games, motion pictures, CD-ROMs, information kiosks, and the web, and plan, produce, and maintain websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management, and file transfer software.

  • analyzing, designing, and developing Internet sites applying a mixture of artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting languages, and interfacing with operating environments
  • designing and developing digital animations, imaging, presentations, games, audio, and video clips, and Internet applications using multimedia software, tools, utilities, interactive graphics, and programming languages
  • communicating with network specialists regarding web-related issues, such as security and hosting websites, to control and enforce Internet and web server security, space allocation, user access, business continuity, website backup, and disaster recovery planning
  • designing, developing, and integrating computer code with other specialized inputs, such as image files, audio files, and scripting languages, to produce, maintain and support websites
    assisting in analyzing, specifying, and developing Internet strategies, web-based methodologies, and development plans
Skill Level

Most occupations in this group (Group 2612) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations in this Group
  • 261211 Multimedia Specialist
  • 261212 Web Developer
    Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same multimedia specialist group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
English Requirement
  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall
  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland
    Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
Closely Related Core ICT Units
  • Computer Graphics & Animation – (2D Computer graphics, 3D Computer graphics, 2D Animation, 3D Animation)
    Human-Computer Interaction – (Interface Design)
  • Image and media data manipulation – (Developing Interactive Media, Multimedia Authoring, Games Design)
    Operating Systems (e.g. iOS, Android, Linux, Unix)
  • Programming (e.g. Internet Programming, C++, Java, Objective C, AS3, Games Programming)
    Web Systems Design – (Interactive System Design)
  • WWW and the Internet – (Web Technologies, Web Engineering, XML and Web Services, Web Authoring, Web Applications Development, Multimedia & the Internet)
Brief Description

Multimedia Specialists hold the position for the creation and manipulation of the design of websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management, and file transfer software. Here, computer graphics and the animation of the audio and video systems play a major role, as does human and computer interaction for the smooth running of the system. Developing various interactive media and multimedia authoring and gaming designs using different operating systems like Linux, Android, and iOS. For the multimedia specialist, it’s mandatory to know about the various programming languages like internet programming, C++, Java, Web applications, etc. Various web applications, technologies, and web applications are required.

Additional Closely Related ICT Units
  • Algorithm design and development
  • Information Security
  • Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Mobile Devices
  • Object Oriented System Design
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis
  • Object-oriented technologies
  • Project – (if the project is a Multimedia / Web project)
  • Requirements gathering
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Design
  • Testing strategies and methods
Brief Description

For any system to be built, it’s very necessary to gather all the requirements and follow up accordingly. Initially, the plans and formulation of the algorithm are designed and developed. Security is the major thing, so security should be held onto. Candidates must know or must have work experience in ICT like computer science, computer theory, computer science, etc. Multimedia is the major work, so the candidates must be fluent in it. This course also includes mobile devices and object-oriented system design, and you should be able to analyze them. One should be able to handle the project, whether it is a multimedia or web project. The gathering of the requirements, software engineering, and analysis design of various testing methods and rules for the designated system should know it.