International Course Info

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Course fee:

A$12,460 - A$12,960


0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) focuses on game programming and will prepare you for various information and communications technology (ICT) roles or animation and game design roles. Become job-ready and competent in this dynamic and evolving industry.

In this exciting course, you will learn a wide range of skills and the latest techniques to produce and write narrative scripts for interactive games, identify and apply game design and game play principles, create and develop 3D models and digital animations.

You will also learn broad IT skills like how to identify and resolve client ICT problems, contribute to cyber security risk management, apply introductory programming techniques and identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Identify and evaluate emerging gaming technologies and practices
  • Write narrative scripts for interactive games
  • Address cybersecurity requirements
  • Follow compliance with IP, ethics and privacy policies


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Designing interactive games including gameplay principles
  • Modelling and animation in both 2D and 3D
  • Identifying and resolving client ICT problems
  • Applying introductory programming techniques
  • Working collaboratively in the ICT industry


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

  • A passion for technology
  • Creativity
  • Digital literacy
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • An analytical mind with an investigative approach
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Computer Technician
  • Client Support Officer (ICT)
  • Network Operations Technician
  • Software Support Technician
  • Technical Officer (ICT)


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.

Academic Requirements:

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 need 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:

  • 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

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$12,460
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$12,960


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
  • 7 core units plus 13 elective units, of which:
  • At least 9 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 other currently endorsed training package qualification.
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT404 - Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
  • BSBXCS404 - Contribute to cyber security risk management
  • ICTICT426 - Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
  • ICTICT443 - Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
  • ICTICT451 - Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTPRG302 - Apply introductory programming techniques
  • ICTSAS432 - Identify and resolve client ICT problems
  • ICTICT433 - Build graphical user interfaces
  • ICTGAM420 - Produce interactive games
  • ICTGAM421 - Identify and apply games design and game play principles
  • ICTGAM427 - Use 3-D software interface and toolsets
  • ICTGAM418 - Use simple modelling for animation
  • ICTGAM426 - Write narrative scripts for interactive games
  • ICTPRG430 - Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG439 - Use pre-existing components
  • ICTPRG437 - Build a user interface
  • ICTPRG435 - Write scripts for software applications
  • ICTPRG441 - Apply skills in object-oriented design
  • ICTGAM423 - Apply artificial intelligence in game development
  • ICTPRG434 - Automate processes


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


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Information Technology study pathway:


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.