Build your game development skills so you can become a games programmer, software engineer and more. Make complex 3D games for mobile devices, work in a team to design game levels and environments and learn to lead a team.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Create complex 3D interactive games
Make games for mobile devices
Develop design concepts for digital games and 3D media
Collaborate in the design of 3D game levels and environments
Lead and facilitate a team
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
Experience creating games
Techniques to solve complex programming problems
Confidence talking to and working with other people
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
That you have completed a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) or its equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, or
That you have the appropriate skills and knowledge in simple modelling for animation, producing interactive games and building graphical user interfaces as evidenced by a teacher-assessed interview. We will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your interview.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 4 for learning, reading and oral communication, and 3 for writing and numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Access to a personal computer outside of TAFE NSW that can run and support industry standard 3D software and game engine platforms
If you are studying online, a portable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) (at least 500 GB)
A background in programming with the desire to move into the games industry
Existing skills and knowledge in programming languages such as C++ and C#
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: games programmer, games designer, software engineer, video game system designer, game tester, game marketer, mobile games programmer, interactive digital media developer and game producer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Information Technology (Game Programming) does not have any related courses.
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 Diploma of Information Technology (Game Programming) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 6 core and 14 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
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There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
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