Being a software developer brings together problem solving, technical and personal skills into a rewarding career path.
Developers are well paid and have interesting positions in almost any sector – government, commerce, industry, education and research.
Software development jobs usually start within a specific project or in a support role but can quickly evolve into many areas:
Becoming a developer within Tasmania usually requires studying programming courses at UTAS within a Bachelor of Computing degree (3 years) or studying programming at Tafe (Certificate IV in Information Technology).
Developers are able to move into other areas of IT management or become a deep specialist within a specific technical area.
Each organisation may have its own promotion paths and position titles, however it is typical for a developer to move to a senior/team lead position before becoming a solution architect or technical specialist. From here, you may want to stay in a technical role, but management and sales roles may become available.
The following links are to educational institutions for this career path: