Digital and Interactive Games (Design)

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 10323
National Code ICA40911
Training Package ICA11 - Information and Communications Technology
Program area Information Technology and Government  
Duration (nominal hours) 576

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want be competent in supporting the design,
development and programming of basic digital games briefs as part of a
larger development team. The qualification has a small suite of core units
with a specialist group of games design electives.

Career Opportunities

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- assistant designer;
- support games developer;
- assistant graphic/media designer;
- support digital media developer;
- support web designer.


When you finish this course, you may be eligible for advanced standing in
ICA50211 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games, or a range of other Diploma

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
-    after achieving ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and
Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the
core of ICA30111
-    after achieving a Year 12 certificate and relevant ICT experience equivalent
to the following units of competency:
-    ICAICT201A Use computer operating systems and hardware
-    ICAICT202A Work and communicate effectively in an IT environment
-    ICAICT203A Operate application software packages
-    ICAWEB201A Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
-    with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of ICT and games
development environments.


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Locations & fees

TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $570 $1140

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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Randwick Full Time Standby 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now


Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for ICA40911 Certificate
IV in Digital and Interactive Games (specialising in Design), (Release 2),
the ICA11 Information and Communication Technology Training Package
(Release 2.0). The rules from the ICA11 (Release 2.0) are as follows:
Packaging rules
Total number of units - 16
4 core units plus
12 elective units
The elective units consist of:
- 5 units from one of the following specialist elective groups:
* Group A Design
* Group B Programming
* Group C Art
- of the remaining units:
* up to 7 may be from the specialist elective groups below or from Group D
general elective units below or elsewhere in ICA11
* up to 3 may be from elsewhere in ICA11 or from any other Training
Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or Diploma level.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet
local industry needs.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
A total of 16 units must be completed - 4 compulsory plus 12 electives
Group 1 - Core Units
All 4 core units must be completed
Group 2 - Elective Units listed in ICA40911
This group consist of 4 subgroups. You must complete 5 Design specialist
elective units from subgroup 1.
The remaining 7 units may be selected from any of the subgroups 1 - 4 as
specified below, or Group 3. Note that only 3 units can be completed from
Group 3.
Subgroup 1 Group A Design - at least 5 units must be completed
Subgroup 2 Group B Programming - no more than 7 units may be selected
Subgroup 3 Group C Art - no more than 7 units may be selected
Subgroup 4 Group D General Electives or elsewhere in ICA11 - no more than 7
units may be selected
Group 3 - Other electives units from elsewhere in ICA11 or at
Cert IV or Diploma level from Training Packages or accredited courses
No more than 3 units may be selected from this group.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 12 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBOHS302B Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes 20
ICAGAM401A Produce an interactive game 60
ICAICT418A Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment 20
ICAICT419A Work effectively in the digital media industry 30
Subgroup 1 must be completed
At least 9 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP A - DESIGN
At least 5 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUFPPM404A Create storyboards 30
ICAGAM402A Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing 40
ICAGAM403A Create design documents for interactive games 30
ICAGAM405A Write story and content for digital games 30
ICAGAM406A Create visual design components for interactive games 40
ICAGAM407A Write scripts for interactive games 60
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
ICAGAM404A Apply artificial intelligence in game development 60
ICAICT406A Build a graphical user interface 50
ICAPRG301A Apply introductory programming techniques 40
ICAPRG405A Automate processes 40
ICAPRG406A Apply introductory object-oriented language skills 60
ICAPRG413A Use a library or pre-existing components 40
ICAPRG415A Apply skills in object-oriented design 40
ICAPRG417A Apply mathematical techniques for software development 30
ICAPRG527A Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills 50
Subgroup 3 GROUP C - ART
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUFANM301A Create 2D Digital animations 40
CUFANM302A Create 3D Digital animations 50
CUFANM303A Create digital 3D models 50
CUFANM402A Create digital visual effects 60
CUVDRA201A Develop drawing skills 50
ICADMT402A Produce interactive animation 60
ICADMT403A Produce and edit digital images 30
ICAGAM301A Apply simple modelling techniques 50
ICAGAM302A Design and apply simple textures to digital art 50
ICAGAM303A Review and apply the principles of animation 60
ICAGAM408A Use 3-D animation interface and toolsets 40
ICAGAM409A Create 3-D characters for interactive games 40
ICAGAM410A Develop 3-D components for interactive games 50
ICAGAM412A Design interactive media 40
ICAGAM413A Design and create 3-D digital models 50
ICAGAM414A Create audio for digital games 40
ICAGAM416A Prepare and complete image rendering processes 50
ICAGAM417A Apply digital effects to interactive products 50
ICAGAM418A Use simple modelling for animation 40
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas 40
ICAICT408A Create technical documentation 20
ICAICT417A Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards 40
ICAICT420A Develop client user interface 40
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBADM405B Organise meetings 20
BSBADM409A Coordinate business resources 30
BSBADM502B Manage meetings 25

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve the qualification ICA40911 Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive
Games (Design) (TAFE NSW course 10323), learners are required to complete 16
units of competency, comprising:
-   All 4 core units from Group 1
-   At least 5 and no more than 12 elective units from Group 2
-   Up to 3 elective units from Group 3

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