ANZSCO 261311 Analyst Programmer

ANZSCO 261311 Analyst Programmer

ANZSCO 261311 Analyst Programmer

Analyst Programmer Job Details

Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO 261311) analyzes the needs and requirements of clients in order to present a systematic plan for the development, documentation, testing, and maintenance of application programs. This involves encoding and testing the programs to ensure their functionality and effectiveness.

Skill Requirement

Skill Level: Level 1 or Equivalent

Skills Assessment Authority: ACS (Australian Computer Society)

Alternative Titles: Programmer Analyst

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Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)

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Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)

Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)


Visa Provision

The following visa types are available for this occupation: 

  1. Skilled Independent 189. 
  2. Skilled Nominated 190. 
  3. Skilled Regional Nominated 489.
  4. Sponsored Regionally Skilled 489

You might be allowed to apply for an employer-sponsored visa if you have a confirmed work offer.

Unit Group: 2613 Software and Application Programmers

Occupations in this Category


  1. 261311 Analyst Programmer
  2. 261312 Developer Programmer
  3. 261313 Software Engineer
  4. 261314 Software Tester
  5. 261399 Software and Applications Programmers (NEC)

Skill Requirement

Most of the jobs in this unit group require at least a bachelor’s degree. At least five years of experience in the field and/or vendor certification can be replaced by a formal qualification. In some cases, a formal qualification may not be enough. Experience and/or training on the job may be needed (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

What do Analyst Programmers do?

Design, build, test, keep up, and document program code based on what the client wants and what the technical and system requirements are.


  1. Finding out what a system program needs by doing research, consulting, measuring, and evaluating.
  2. Finding technology’s flaws and weaknesses in current systems and related tools, methods, and techniques
  3. Testing, debugging, diagnosing, and fixing errors and faults in an application programming language using set evaluation procedures, requirements, and consistency requirements to make sure that programs and applications meet the specifications.
  4. Developing and maintaining software code to meet system requirements, system architecture, and technical specifications in accordance with recognized standards of consistency
  5. Authoring, revising, and administering the technical program, documentation for end users, and operational processes
  6. Provide advice, input, and experience on generating ideas and plans for program design operations, including financial estimates and costs for suggesting software acquisitions and updates.

English Requirement

  1. IELTS score of minimum 6  (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  2. OET score with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  3. TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12, R:13, W:21, S:23 and overall L93);
  4. PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall.


  •  In some states and territories, there are exceptions for Australian graduates.
  • In certain states/territories, Priority Skilled Lists may apply a particular requirement.
  • The United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Ireland shall be excluded from submitting IELTS or OET scores.

Where mandatory licensing or registration is required, you must demonstrate an English proficiency sufficient to meet the licensing/registration criteria or a minimum IELTS or equivalent level, whichever is higher.

  1. Algorithm design and development
  2. Compilers – (Compiler Construction, Compiler Theory)
  3. Data structures
  4. Formal languages – (Formal Methods, Functional Programming)
  5. Object-Oriented Programming
  6. Operating systems – (Unix,   Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
  7. Programming – (C, C++,     Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
  8. Software Engineering
  9. Testing strategies and methods – (Software Testing)
  1. Artificial intelligence
  2. Automata theory
  3. Business Information Systems
  4. Computer Science
  5. Critical Path Method
  6. Database design or Database implementation
  7. Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
  8. Expert Systems
  9. File Processing
  10. Human-Computer Interaction
  11. Information Systems
  12. Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
  13. Introduction to Information Systems Management
  14. Information Systems
  15. Object-Oriented System Design
  16. Object-Oriented Systems Analysis
  17. Object-oriented technologies
  18. Project Management
  19. Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
  20. Requirements gathering
  21. Software validation – (Software Testing)

Structure of languages

  1. Systems Analysis or System Design
  2. Systems Programming
  3. User Requirements Definition
  4. Web Engineering – (Web Design, Internet Engineering)

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