How to become a Multimedia Developer

Multimedia developers generate and manipulate graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia applications. Multimedia applications include computer-based interactive training, data presentation and information kiosks, CD-ROMs, entertainment and educational products, and multimedia presentations.

Personal requirements of a Multimedia Developer

  • Aptitude for computing and design
  • Creativity and artistic flair
  • Ability to both lead and follow instructions
  • Strong client focus
  • Commitment to understanding and using new technology
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of colour and form
  • Patient and attentive to detail

Education & Training for a Multimedia Developer

To become a multimedia developer you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a multimedia developer through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have a degree in multimedia or a related area, such as new media design, digital media, communication design or interactive media. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Applicants may also be required to submit a folio of work or attend an interview. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,574

Future growth:

slight growth

Employment by state:

ACT 3.4%

NSW 25.7%

NT 0%

QLD 14.3%

SA 6.8%

TAS 0.6%

VIC 38%

WA 11.2%

Hours worked:

38.4

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 86.3%

Proportion of female workers 13.7%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 14.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 85.4%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 60%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 40.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




Additional Information
Membership of the Australian Computer Society is available to those who hold, or are working towards, suitable qualifications. There is a range of membership types available, allowing progression through the various levels as a member's career develops.
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