If you are interested in creating and deploying 3D games, the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games is for you. With so any platforms available and the rapid growth of Australia's video game industry, there's no better time to launch your dream career in game development and design.
Career opportunities, include:
- assistant animator
- assistant digital media developer
- assistant games programmer
- assistant graphic designer
- support 2D/3D artist
Pathways to further study:
- ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
- Bachelor of Information Systems
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Studying the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games at Holmesglen
With this course, you will discover the latest state-of-the-art techniques used to develop 3D models and Games. You will learn how to create and develop 3d Models, Animations, Game user Interfaces, and utilize programming techniques in order to give functionality to your games, we’ll help you bring your ideas to life – to create an experience players will never forget.
The program has been designed from the ground up to take advantage of the latest industry software and development environments, giving you the skills you need to design, create, develop and deploy games to your target platform and app stores.
Make the most of industry’s latest software (including Maya, Unity, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop and 3d Coat) and learn how to design, create, develop and deploy a wide range of games, such as third-person shooters, side-scrollers and multiplayer games.
Skills you will acquire include:
• 3d Modeling
• 3d Sculpting
• Character development
• Asset design
• Level design
• UI development
• Visual effects
• Game Design
• C# Game programming
During this practical, industry-based program, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to get your foot in the door, or launch your own indie title – and shape the industry.
Timetable for full-time students
Tues 9am-5.30 pm.
Wed 9am- 3:30pm (first 8 weeks only),
Thurs 9am-5:30 pm
Students are welcome to attend the Open Lab session on Mondays 9am-4.30pm for additional support/guidance.
To be awarded the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games qualification, learners must complete sixteen (16) units consisting of:
• four (4) core units, plus
• twelve (12) elective units
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
||Develop client user interface
||Develop drawing skills
||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
||Apply artificial intelligence in game development
||Author interactive media
||Produce an interactive game
||Apply introductory programming techniques
||Design and create 3-D digital models
||Create advanced 3D digital models
||Design and apply simple textures to digital art
||Create 3D digital models
||Work effectively in the digital media industry
||Use simple modelling for animation
||Develop 3-D components for interactive games
||Create 3-D characters for interactive games
| Code || Name |
|ICTICT420||Develop client user interface|
|CUADRA201||Develop drawing skills|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|BSBWHS304||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes|
|ICTGAM404||Apply artificial intelligence in game development|
|CUADIG401||Author interactive media|
|ICTGAM401||Produce an interactive game|
|ICTPRG301||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTGAM413||Design and create 3-D digital models|
|CUAANM401||Create advanced 3D digital models|
|ICTGAM302||Design and apply simple textures to digital art|
|CUAANM303||Create 3D digital models|
|ICTICT419||Work effectively in the digital media industry|
|ICTGAM418||Use simple modelling for animation|
|ICTGAM410||Develop 3-D components for interactive games|
|ICTGAM409||Create 3-D characters for interactive games|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements into this qualification. However, Holmesglen does require applicants to have the ability to:
• turn on a computer
• use a mouse and keyboard
• open and close a software application
• conduct a search in a web browser
• send and receive an email
• save a file, and locate a saved file.
Prior to enrolment all applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and attend a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completion of this program, you will receive the ICT40915 Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games.
Learners who do not complete all the requirements for the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing the unit(s) attained.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.