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Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games

  • National Course Code: ICT40915
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40915-01V03-21LIS-200

Location – Lismore


Full Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

25.3 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games enables you to unleash your creativity as a game developer in a booming industry. Create game design documentation and learn how to use industry-standard software to develop a working prototype of an interactive game.


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

  • Enhance prototyping techniques
  • Use relevant industry software
  • Create storyboard sequences
  • Develop games


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A positive approach to problem-solving
  • An analytical mind
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to work independently
  • Fantastic creative skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A pathway into a degree

Career opportunities:

  • Game designer
  • Game Animator
  • Game programmer


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology with TAFE NSW Degrees

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good digital literacy skills
  • A general understanding of animation and game design
  • Basic programming skills
  • Basic knowledge of using the internet

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • successfully completed ICT30115 Certificate III in Information Digital Media - if not Students must demonstrate equivalence in and knowledge of computers and computer systems and/or working in the IT environment, to a minimum of a Certificate III in IT qualification.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete any work not completed in class in their own time outside of class. Students need to be committed to practising new skills learnt in class in their own time.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assignment preparation, private study and research.


This course offering is designed for:

  • entry level workers with skills and knowledge in the Microsoft Office suite plus an understanding of computer networks and hardware requirements.

This course teaches MS suite to an intermediate level and gives foundational skills in Hardware and networks. This course also exposes students to and teaches foundational skills in social media technologies, photo manipulation, multimedia and web skills.

Coupled with this the target group of Student are a mix of:

  • Pre-employment and school leavers who require training to gain employment, or as a basis for further study, in information technology
  • Existing workers and mature age people looking for a career change
  • Existing workers seeking to upskill in information technology field, or gain recognition for current skills
  • Students which may participate with the intention of improving their computing knowledge and skills to augment their current industry job
  • Students which may be younger than 18 and/or have completed only Year 10 or Year 11

Learners should have computer literacy equivalent to at least the completion of the Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT10115) in order to participate in this course.


There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Multicultural Support

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
ICTGAM401 Produce an interactive game
ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTGAM404 Apply artificial intelligence in game development
ICTGAM525 Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
ICTPRG430 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface
ICTGAM409 Create 3-D characters for interactive games
ICTGAM414 Create audio for digital games
ICTGAM403 Create design documents for interactive games
ICTGAM413 Design and create 3-D digital models
ICTGAM410 Develop 3-D components for interactive games
ICTGAM402 Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing
ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

64 Conway Street, Lismore
Phone 131 601

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