February 18, 2022

Software Engineer ANZSCO 261313

Software Engineer ANZSCO 261313

Alternative Title :

  • Software Architect
  • Software Designer

Skill Level: 1

Major Group 2 Professionals
SUB-MAJOR GROUP 26 ICT Professionals
MINOR GROUP 261 Business and Systems Analysts, and Programmers
UNIT GROUP 2613 Software and Applications

Designs, develops, modifies, documents, tests, implements, installs and supports software applications and systems.


  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Database Designer
  • Systems Architect

Description of Employment Duties:

  • researching, consulting, analysing 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

Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units:

  •  Algorithm design and development
  • Compilers – (Compiler Construction, Compiler Theory)
  •  Data structures
  •  Formal languages – (Formal Methods, Functional Programming)
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operating systems – (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
  • Programming – (C, C++, Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Programming
  • Testing strategies and methods – (Software Testing)

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automata theory
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Path Method
  • Database design, Database implementation
  • Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
  • Expert Systems
  • File Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented technologies
  • Project Management
  • Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
  • Requirements gathering
  • Software validation – (Software Testing)
  • Structure of languages
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Telematics
  • User Requirements Definition
  • Web Engineering – (Web Design, Internet Engineering)


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