Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games

Course Code ICT40915
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 785 hours

Course Overview

The ICT40915 – Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Games Designer, 3D Games Animator or an Animation Assistant.

Become a major player in the digital game arena with the Certificate IV. Get hands on with the applications and systems you need to be job ready. Practice with 3D software for modelling and animation. Use game engines to develop games. Design, develop and programme basic digital games briefs.

With this course under your belt, you’ll be highly competitive for roles as an Assistant Developer, Assistant Graphic/Media Designer, Support Games Developer, and more.

We cover:

  • Games programming and design
  • Model and animate with Blender
  • Develop games with Unity development platform
  • Texture and environment creation
  • Digital audio You will be enrolled into a current qualification.
Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The ICT40915 – Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Multimedia Technology industry.

Job roles include:

  • Assistant Developer
  • Assistant Graphic/Media Designer
  • Support Games Developer

Further studies
After gaining the ICT40915 – Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games, you might wish to undertake further study in ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will be enrolled in a minimum of 785 hours of training.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jason Rieusset
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 785 $4.77 $3,744.45 $6.50 $5,102.50
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 785 $0.96 $753.60 $6.50 $5,102.50
Full Fee 785 $7.89 $6,193.65 N/A N/A
Course Materials 785 $0.50 $392.50 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

ICT40915 – Core Units

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

ICT40915 – Elective Units

ICTGAM404 – Apply artificial intelligence in game development
ICTPRG406 – Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG301 – Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTICT406 – Build a graphical user interface
ICTGAM409 – Create 3-D characters for interactive games
CUAANM303 – Create 3D digital models
ICTGAM414 – Create audio for digital games
ICTGAM403 – Create design documents for interactive games
ICTGAM406 – Create visual design components for interactive games
ICTGAM302 – Design and apply simple textures to digital art
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
ICTGAM405 – Write story and content for digital games

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Written
  • Observation/Demonstration
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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