Course Start Date
26.6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Enhance prototyping techniques
- Use relevant industry software
- Create storyboard sequences
- Develop games
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
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
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- A pathway into a degree
- Game designer
- Game Animator
- Game programmer
GROW YOUR CAREER
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This course is superseded.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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 21.3 hours of class, 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5.3 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including private study, research and assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who have completed lower-level qualifications (e.g. Certificate III in Screen and Media) or have equivalent experience and knowledge, seeking entry level games design, 3D animation or digital media production industry roles. Specifically targeted at aspiring digital media professionals and game designers/developers.
SERVICES AND STUDY 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 Lynda.com)
- 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 from 9:30am to 5:30pm and Thursday from 9:30am to 4.30pm. Attendance is a mixture of face to face and virtual classroom. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
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?
You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:
Students are required to bring their own USB Flash Drive or Portable Hard Drive. If they don't already own one, an 8 GB Flash Drive (approximately $5) will be sufficient.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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
|BSBWHS304||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes|
|ICTGAM401||Produce an interactive game|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTICT419||Work effectively in the digital media industry|
|ICTGAM303||Review and apply the principles of animation|
|ICTGAM402||Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing|
|ICTGAM403||Create design documents for interactive games|
|ICTGAM404||Apply artificial intelligence in game development|
|ICTGAM406||Create visual design components for interactive games|
|ICTGAM407||Write scripts for interactive games|
|ICTGAM409||Create 3-D characters for interactive games|
|ICTGAM410||Develop 3-D components for interactive games|
|ICTGAM412||Design interactive media|
|ICTGAM413||Design and create 3-D digital models|
|ICTICT406||Build a graphical user interface|
|ICTPRG301||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTPRG415||Apply skills in object-oriented design|
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.
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