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0.5 Year


The Diploma of Information Technology (Game Programming) builds your game development skills so you can become a games programmer or software engineer. Make complex 3D games for mobile devices, work in a team to design game levels and environments and learn to lead a team.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Analysing client requirements and visions
  • Planning and producing games
  • Following the design process from initial concept to final product with a production process
  • Producing 3D characters and environments for games
  • Developing modelling, texturing, and game artistry skills to fit client requirements


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A passion for gaming, computers and programming
  • A knack for fixing complex problems
  • The desire to continue learning and updating their skills
  • Creativity and the desire to work with creative concepts
  • Collaboration, teamwork and workplace communication skills


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Games Programmer
  • Games Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Video Game System Designer
  • Game Producer


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Good illustration and drawings skills and are keen to produce visuals for game characters and environments
  • A strong interest in visual concepts and story telling
  • Experience with programming for games
  • A strong interest in game interactivity
  • The ability to work within a team

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$15,120
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$15,120


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

You will study in authentic, real world simulated environments that have the relevant industry-standard software and workplace environment.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 20
  • 6 core units plus 14 elective units, of which:
  • at least 10 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 - Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 - Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 - Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 - Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 - Manage client problems
  • ICTGAM555 - Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environments
  • ICTGAM534 - Manage interactive media productions
  • ICTGAM532 - Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
  • ICTGAM549 - Collaborate in design of 3-D game levels and environments
  • ICTGAM423 - Apply artificial intelligence in game development
  • ICTGAM538 - Manage testing of games and interactive media
  • ICTGAM535 - Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media
  • ICTGAM556 - Develop and implement physics in 3-D digital games
  • ICTGAM541 - Design and create advanced particles, fluids and bodies for 3-D digital effects
  • ICTICT433 - Build graphical user interfaces
  • ICTGAM533 - Create complex 3-D interactive games
  • ICTPRG535 - Build advanced user interfaces
  • ICTGAM537 - Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes
  • ICTGAM554 - Create games for mobile devices


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.