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0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) focused on Game Programming builds your skills so you'll be job-ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles, or more specifically animation and game design roles 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


Due to consistent change and evolution of technology, IT job roles will continue to be in demand. Technology jobs are at an advantage even during economic slowdowns, due to the increasing abilities for remote work.

Growth areas in the IT field that are likely to grow include cybersecurity, digital transformation, cloud computing, leadership support, gaming, analytics and data management, automation and project management.


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:

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$11,330
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$11,330


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments. You will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas, as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

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

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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.