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Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games ICT40915

  • Awarded by

    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 07 Feb 2017

About this course

Love video games and want to get your foot in the door of the action-packed games industry? Look no further than Upskilled's Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games (ICT40915) course!

Delivered online by Upskilled, the course is designed to provide you with a foundational understanding of how video games are conceptualised, designed and built for commercial release.

The course covers basics in game design, storyboard and scriptwriting, and also provides an introductory look at code automation and maintenance. To help you develop your technical skills, you will also be given access to a range of industry-leading video content from Pluralsight – an on-demand platform that brings together 5,000 IT short courses led by a global network of industry experts!

Upon completion of this course, you will walk away with the foundational knowledge needed to apply for entry-level roles in the dynamic games industry!

  • Prerequisites


    It is recommended that applicants have:

    • Successfully completed the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115), or a related course; OR
    • Obtained vocational experience in digital media, games development, animation, graphic design or similar fields
  • Subjects

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    In this game design course, the units of competency you may study include:

    • ICTGAM401 – Produce an interactive game
    • ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • ICTICT419 – Work effectively in the digital media industry
    • BSBWHS304 – Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
    • ICTPRG301 – Apply introductory programming techniques
    • ICTPRG405 – Automate processes
    • ICTPRG406 – Apply introductory object-orientated language skills
    • ICTICT406 – Build a graphical user interface
    • ICTGAM402 – Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing
    • ICTGAM404 – Apply artificial intelligence in game development
    • ICTGAM403 – Create design documents for interactive games
    • ICTGAM405 – Write story and content for digital games
    • ICTGAM406 – Create visual design components for interactive games
    • ICTGAM407 – Write scripts for interactive games
    • CUAPPM407 – Create storyboards
    • ICTPRG415 – Apply skills in object-orientated design

    Upskilled may make changes to this course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or meet other regulatory requirements.

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  • Why Upskilled?

    Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and efficient vocational education, training and short courses for working professionals, job seekers and school leavers. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!

    As a student of Upskilled you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.


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    "I wanted to say a big thank you to Upskilled for its wonderful support during my study. It was a pleasure to do a course through such a professional organisation, and I will be recommending the course to my friends. Again, many thanks!"

    Beverley Chamberlain , Certificate IV in Business Administration

    "My initial reason for attending was to have my experience recognised with a certificate. However, as I settled into the course, I found that I embraced new ideas and concepts, and with each unit found a renewed enthusiasm and confidence to make changes to processes I currently use in my work. I thank Upskilled for being so informative and helpful throughout this course. I have found the Upskilled trainers to be down to earth and professional. I know I have grown and contributed to the running of the course, which I recommend to anyone currently working in the field."

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Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games (ICT40915) from Upskilled.

Wondering where a career in digital media could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Game Developer
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Assistant Media Designer
  • Junior Web Designer
  • Assistant Animator
  • Assistant PC Games Programmer


Upskilled offers a choice of two convenient payment options to help make studying more affordable:

Option 1 – Save 15% when you pay upfront 
Total course cost: $3,270

Option 2 – 24-month interest free payment plan.
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $38 a week!

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