ANZSCO 261313 – Software Engineer

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ANZSCO 261313 – Software Engineer


ANZSCO Code 261313 – Software Engineer designs, develops, modifies, documents, tests, implements, installs and supports software applications and systems.  Software Engineer analyzes users need and works according to users requirement.

Skill level: 1
Alternative Titles
  • Software Architect
  • Software Designer
  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Database Designer
  • Systems Architect
  • Skills Assessment Authority
  • ACS(Australian Computer Society)
  • Occupation Lists
    Software Engineer 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 list:

Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

Visa Provision

As the occupation features on the MLTSSL as an occupation in demand in Australia, it is possible to apply for any of the visas in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.

Visas in this category include the Skilled Independent 189, the Skilled Nominated 190, the Skilled Regional Nominated 489 or the Skilled Regional Sponsored 489 visas. In addition there is also the opportunity of applying for a number of employer sponsored visas if you have a firm offer of employment.

Unit Group: 2613 Software and Application Programmers

The job of software engineer in Australia is to design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.(Read More)

  • researching, consulting, analyzing and evaluating system program needs
  • identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods
  • testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing
  • protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
  • writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
  • writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
  • providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial
  • evaluation and costing for recommending software purchases and upgrades
Skill Level

Most occupations in the ANZSCO Code 261313 – Software Engineer  have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor 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).

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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
  • Algorithm design and development
  • Compilers
  • Data structures
  • Formal languages
  • Operating systems
  • Programming (application and/or system)
  • Software Engineering
  • Testing strategies and methods
Brief Description

Major roles of software engineer includes designs, develops, implements, installs modifies, documents, tests, and supports software applications and systems. Candidates should know about algorithm design and development for easy and fast design. Debugging or testing to find the errors and the bugs. Use of the various formal and informal languages to create a design of software. Software engineering sees its practitioner’s ass individuals who follow well-defined engineering approaches to problem-solving. These are closely related and are specified in various software engineering books and research papers, always with the connotations . software engineer for a single-user operating systems might not have facilities to distinguish users, but it may allow multiple programs to run in a correct arrangement.

Additional Closely Related ICT Units
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automata theory
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Computer Science
  • Database design
  • Database implementation
  • e-Commerce
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to BIS
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Management Information Systems
  • Object oriented technologies
  • Project Management
  • Quality management
  • Requirements gathering
  • Software validation
  • System Design
  • Systems Analysis
  • Web engineering
Brief Description

On this software engineer units it also includes many other units like artificial intelligence, automated theory, business information system, computer science, critical path method. For any system database is must to keep the recode and to re-use time and again. So it also includes database design and various database management systems. Various languages are also included on it, like object-oriented system and system design and other technologies. Also the project management is mandatory. Gathering and finalize the requirements. After the system is made it should be tested so the software testing is most. It also includes the system analysis and the design.0+Graduated Students0+Awards & Recognition0+Professional Teachers0+Project Research