Offering Info

Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games

  • National Course Code: ICT40915
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40915-01V03-21STL-214

Location – St. Leonards (Programming)


Full Time


On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

18 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This course is superseded.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.

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


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm OR 6:00pm to 7:00pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm OR 6:00pm to 7:00pm Join Information Session Here


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 12 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and assignment preparation.


In the Programming stream, you will learn the basics of C# which enables you to extend your skills into Artificial Intelligence. You will also learn character controllers, menus, saving and loading, character customisation, inventories, questing and dialogue. Core units cover level design, game design, storytelling and working in simulated studios, general content related to working in the industry. Upon successful completion you can progress to Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games, programming stream.


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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm. 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
ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTPRG417 Apply mathematical techniques for software development
ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface
ICTPRG410 Build a user interface
ICTPRG505 Build advanced user interface
ICTGAM403 Create design documents for interactive games
ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
ICTGAM402 Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing
ICTGAM407 Write scripts for interactive games

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

St Leonards
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601

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