- Software or Applications Programmer
- Applications Developer
- Software Developer
- Assistant Programmer
Develop and enhance your programming skills, master the fundamentals, and learn a variety of programming languages through these technical Programming Courses.
Programming Courses have a range of subjects available for an entry level programmer, through to the master coder, including but not limited to: object oriented design, mobile applications, client user interfaces, technical documentation, creating basic databases, and algorithms and data structures. The completion of Programming Courses will allow students to work in a variety of settings and organisations, from large corporations and government institutions, through to IT organisations, the healthcare and finance industries and private companies and businesses.
What do programming graduates do?
Graduates of programming courses design, develop, test, maintain and document program code for a range of different purposes. As a programmer, you may perform tasks like:
- Evaluating existing software systems and applications, making assessments, investigating weaknesses and providing recommendations to clients based on your findings;
- Conducting risk assessments and analysis;
- Testing, debugging and diagnosing errors in application programming language using diagnostic tests and protocols to ensure programs run properly;
- Monitoring and maintaining system quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to standards;
- Fault-testing and hacking designed programs to test for vulnerabilities;
- Writing reports, end user documentation, histories and procedures;
- Providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities;
- Making recommendations for software budgets and investments; and
- Remaining informed of and engaged with developments in best-practise coding, software and application management.
In addition to the technical programming skills you’ll develop studying a programming course, you’ll also graduate with skills in project management, workflow management, risk assessments and documentation, which you may use in a variety of roles in different industries after course completion.
Upon completion of a programming course you may work as a:
- Applications Developer
You’ll thrive working in programming if you:
- Have excellent problem-solving skills
- Can pay attention to detail
- Have an analytical mind
- Can make sound decisions and exercise judgement
- Have excellent time management and organisational skills
- Thrive working under pressure
- Are a critical thinker
Programming is an industry with enormous potential to expand, according to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook. A large industry, which currently employs approximately 98,000 people, it’s been growing strongly for the past decade, and has the potential to open 20,000 new jobs by 2020. Job Outlook notes that over 92 percent of people employed in programming work full-time, indicating its relative security, and predicts that the sector will continue growing strongly for the next 10 years.
According to PayScale, a programming course graduate working as a software engineer or developer can expect to earn between $48,000 and $100,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $70,000 per year.
PayScale notes a strong positive relationship between experience and earning capacity, with programmers with between 10 and 15 years of experience earning on average $79,000 per year, and programmers with more than 20 years’ experience earning, on average, $95,000 per year.
- Australian Computer Society
- Australian Information Industry Association
- Game Developers’ Association of Australia