How to become a Web Developer

Web developers design, create, produce and maintain websites using relevant software packages.

Personal requirements of a Web Developer

  • Creative
  • Aptitude for technical tasks
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Committed to understanding new technology and upgrading skills

Education & Training for a Web Developer

You can work as a web developer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Skills may be developed through practice and experience. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider 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 web developer through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Alternatively, you can become a web developer by completing a degree in information technology or communication design with a major in web development, web design or multimedia. 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.




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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