Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games
Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VIC
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No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Information and Communications Technology Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in supporting the design, development and programming of basic digital games briefs as part of a larger development team. The qualification has a small suite of core units with an opportunity to select units from specialist groups of electives across the different artistic or programming fields of the industry.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes; Produce an interactive game; Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment; Work effectively in the digital media industry. Electives: Create visual design components for interactive games; Build a graphical user interface; Use a library or pre-existing components; Create 2D digital animations; Produce interactive animation; Review and apply the principles of animation; Create audio for digital games; Articulate, present and debate ideas; Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards; plus more.
About Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VICMelbourne Polytechnic has six campuses around Melbourne - in Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Heidelberg and Prahran. There are also four training centres: Northern Lodge - Eden Park (vineyard and horse stud), Northern Lodge - Yan Yean (broad acre farm), Growling Frog Vineyard (Yan Yean), and the Northern AMEP Centre at Broadmeadows. Melbourne Polytechnic's metropolitan campuses are located within convenient reach by public transport.
Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited to deliver around 550 nationally recognised courses on a full-time and part-time basis and over 410 institute accredited courses. Vocational training study options include pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates (I - IV), diplomas, and advanced diplomas. Higher education study options include associate, bachelor and masters degrees.
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Provider CRICOS: 00724G RTO code: 3075;HE
Certificate IVCourse code: ICT40915
- Full-time internal = 1 year
16 units: 4 core; 12 elective
No minimum education
Life after Study
Games developers design, create and produce computer or video games. They work in games development teams with artists, programmers, producers and marketing staff. Games developers usually specialise in a particular game platform (PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo, for example) and a particular aspect of game development, such as programming artificial intelligence or gameplay.
Information technology (IT) support technicians provide technical advice and support to help people use computer software and hardware effectively.