Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

Course Code ICT50215
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 770 hours

Course Overview

The ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Multimedia Specialist.

Are you hooked on cutting-edge games? Ready to build your career as a digital developer? The Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games is your passport to a career in the industry. When you study, you’ll focus on online game development, mobile device gaming, interactive internet and TV game development. Use your expertise in a development team, or as an independent developer. Our computer labs are available to you whenever creativity strikes. Develop your design, graphic/digital media and programming skills. Use Blender for modelling and animation, and develop games on the Unity development platform.

The program is delivered three days per week at Wangaratta Campus. The course can be completed in one year.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Multimedia Technology industry.

Further studies
After gaining the ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games you might wish to undertake further study in the Game Development area.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 15th July, 4 Days a week, 9am to 4pm
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Mon 15th July, 4 Days a week, 9am to 4pm

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.

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 770 $7.64 $5,882.80 $5.50 $4,235.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 770 $1.53 $1,178.10 $5.50 $4,235.00
Full Fee 770 $11.07 $8,523.90 N/A N/A
Course Materials 770 $0.50 $385.00 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 entry requirements for this training package.

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
  • Undertake an interview
Units of Competency

ICT50215 – Core Units

ICTGAM523 – Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments
BSBWHS403 – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
ICTGAM503 – Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game
ICTGAM501 – Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
ICTICT419 – Work effectively in the digital media industry

ICT50215 – Elective Units

ICTGAM529 – Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environment
ICTGAM516 – Animate a 3-D character for digital games
ICTPRG501 – Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
ICTGAM512 – Create and implement designs for a 3-D games environment
ICTGAM506 – Create complex code for mobile game devices
ICTGAM514 – Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment
ICTGAM508 – Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media
ICTGAM507 – Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media
ICTGAM504 – Manage interactive media production
ICTGAM519 – Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation
ICTGAM510 – Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted via on campus workshops and practical activities and in your food industry workplace setting.
Assessment involves completion of:

  • Question & Answer
  • 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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