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Web Developers plan, produce and maintain websites using web programming languages, software applications, technologies and databases together with specifications of user needs, often in conjunction with other ICT Professionals such as Business Analysts, Web Designers and network and usability specialists.


  • analyses, designs and develops internet sites applying a mixture of artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting languages and interfacing with operating environments
  • communicates with network specialists regarding web-related issues, such as security and hosting web sites, to control and enforce internet and web server security, space allocation, user access, business continuity, web site backup and disaster recovery planning
  • designs, develops and integrates computer code with other specialised inputs, such as image files, audio files and scripting languages, to produce, maintain and support web sites
  • assists in analysing, specifying and developing internet strategies, web-based methodologies and development plans.

To become a Web Developer

  • You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in web development, information technology or computer science to work as a Web Developer. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.

    Take a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

  • Interested in developing your digital skills? Try one of 2000 free online courses at

    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

  • JavaScript

  • Web Development

  • Front-end Development

  • jQuery

  • HTML5

  • Communication Skills

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