Expand your career in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and break into the evolving animation and game design sector. Gain job-ready skills in interactive game design, gameplay principles and 2D and 3D modelling.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
Design interactive games including gameplay principles
Model and animate in both 2D and 3D
Write narrative scripts for interactive games
Address cybersecurity, compliance and ethics requirements
Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
In-demand games development skills including the ability to design interactive games
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed either a Certificate III in Information Technology or have equivalent skills prior to enrolling
A personal and portable data storage device, such as a USB hard drive, at least 500 GB
Access to a computer and a strong internet connection
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.
Other jobs include: Games developer or tester, Games designer, 3D games animator, Animation assistant and ICT and technical support
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 7 core and 13 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.