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I'm looking to get accessed for 261312 - Developer Programmer, however I'm a User Interface and Front-end Developer. Yes, I know programming and have MCSD vendor certification, but its not my primary skill and duty at my company.


So in the ANZSCO list, the "Closely Related Core ICT Units" are:




  • Algorithm design and development
  • Compilers - (Compiler Construction, Compiler Theory)
  • Data structures
  • Formal languages - (Formal Methods, Functional Programming)
  • 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
  • Testing strategies and methods - (Software Testing)



...and Additional Closely Related ICT Units are:




  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automata theory
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Path Method
  • Database design or Database implementation
  • Database Management Systems - (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
  • Expert Systems
  • File Processing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • 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 System Design
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis
  • Object oriented technologies
  • Project Management
  • Quality management - (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
  • Requirements gathering
  • Software validation - (Software Testing)
  • Structure of languages
  • Systems Analysis or System Design
  • Systems Programming
  • User Requirements Definition
  • Web Engineering - (Web Design, Internet Engineering)



... of these, the bold units are exactly my skills, others I'm not sure cause its technical jargon which I don't understand.


The other relevant codes are:

313113 - Web administrator

261212 - Web Developer

... but since they're NOT in the SOL, I won't be able to apply for 189.



Can someone please suggest me what to do? Any designers and/or front-end developers successfully assessed by ACS for 'Developer Programmer' ? What did your employer list as your duties?

Edited by nimbuz

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...others I'm not sure cause its technical jargon which I don't understand...

Hi nimbuz


Might be worthwhile to get proper professional advice from someone who understands the technical jargon?




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nimbuz, There's no destinction between front end and back end development for classification purposes. Unless you're UX / omnigraffle monkey and do no actual development, then you are a Developer programmer.


As you well know, within the "ICT" field, there is plenty of overlap; for example unit testing performed by a developer, does not make them a QA professional. Same applies for a BA doing UAT with the business and acceptance testing, that doesn't qualify him as a QA person. You gather requirements, by working with various stakeholders (in most cases being the BA), but again, you're the developer and not the ultimate owner of the requirements (unless working in quite a small company).

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