Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games - ICT50215


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a variety of skill areas within the digital and interactive games industry. It provides an opportunity to develop the design, graphic/digital media and programming skills required in the development of digital games briefs, either as a small independent specialist or as part of a larger team. The qualification also provides opportunities to work in new and emerging games genres, such as online game development, mobile device gaming, interactive internet and TV game development. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 16 units: 5 core
  • 11 elective


  • Work effectively in the digital media industry
  • Develop website information architecture
  • Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media
  • Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media
  • Animate a 3-D character for digital games
  • Complete digital editing for the 3-D and digital effects environment
  • Design digital simulations
  • Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
  • Create technical documentation
  • Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
  • Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment
  • Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environment
  • Design and create advanced particles, fluids and bodies for 3-D digital effects
  • Create and combine 3-D digital games and components
  • Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments
  • Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
  • Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes
  • Manage testing of games and interactive media
  • Design interactive 3-D applications for scientific and mathematical modelling
  • Create and implement designs for a 3-D games environment
  • Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games
  • Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Create games for mobile devices
  • Use structured query language
  • Review developed software
  • Design e-learning resources
  • Perform advanced sound editing
  • Complete compositing to create elements for the 3-D and digital effects environment
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Build a database to support a computer game
  • Design web environments
  • Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
  • Apply advanced programming skills in another language
  • Manage interactive media production
  • Create a markup language document to specification
  • Integrate multiple data sources into interactive 3-D environments
  • Create complex 3-D characters for games
  • Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation
  • Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game
  • Manage ICT projects
  • Animate physical attributes of models and elements
  • Integrate database with online game
  • Develop and implement physics in a 3-D digital game
  • Create complex code for mobile game devices
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Produce a digital animation sequence

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Lismore Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
St Leonards Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- general stationery (ie, pen, pencil, eraser, highlighters, and stapler)

Campuses: St Leonards Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students will be required to purchase a portable hard drive (at least 500 GB), aproximate cost $80.00

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