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Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games ICT50215

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    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

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  • 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

Yes, you can play video games for a living!

Whether you're a fan of indie side-scrollers or AAA franchises, Upskilled's Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games (ICT50215) course will turn your passion for video games into a full-fledged career.

The course is delivered online by Upskilled, and will show you how to design games from the ground up. The syllabus covers everything from storyboarding and character design through to coding with industry-standard programs such as Unity and Visual Studio. To help you hone your technical expertise, the course also includes access to a range of industry-leading videos from Pluralsight – an on-demand platform that brings together 5,000 IT short courses led by a global network of industry experts!

By completing this 12-month course, you will gain the industry knowledge and technical expertise to pursue work in the games industry in exciting fields such as online game development, mobile device gaming, and other forms of interactive entertainment.

  • Prerequisites


    There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply! It is recommended, however, that students have:

    • Successfully completed the Certificate IV in Digital Interactive Games (ICT40915) or equivalent; OR
    • Obtained vocational experience in digital media, games development, animation, graphic design or a similar field
  • Subjects

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

    • ICTGAM501 – Create design concepts for digital games and 3D media
    • ICTGAM503 – Create a complex 3D interactive computer game
    • ICTGAM523 – Collaborate in the design of 3D game levels and environments
    • BSBWHS403 – Contribute to the implementation of the WHS consultation process
    • ICTICT419 – Work effectively in the digital media industry
    • ICTGAM514 – Design and create models for a 3D and digital effects environment
    • ICTICT408 – Create technical documentation
    • ICTGAM521 – Create interactive 3D environments for digital games
    • ICTICT514 – Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
    • ICTGAM516 – Animate a 3D character for digital games
    • ICTGAM517– Produce a digital animation sequence
    • ICTGAM519 – Manage technical art and rigging in 3D animation
    • ICTGAM525 – Apply digital texturing for the 3D environment in digital games
    • ICTGAM518 – Animate physical attributes of models and elements
    • ICTGAM526 – Create complex 3D characters for games
    • ICTGAM512 – Create and implement designs for a 3-D games environment

    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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Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games (ICT50215) from Upskilled.

Armed with this qualification, as well as the technical skills and industry knowledge you will gain from the course, you will be able to pursue a number of career opportunities in the growing games industry.

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

  • Game Developer
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Animator
  • Mobile Game Programmer
  • 2D Artist
  • 3D Artist


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: $3,825

Option 2 – 24-month interest free payment plan.
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $44 a week!

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