The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) course will give you the knowledge and skills to work in gaming development and virtual reality (VR).
Career opportunities, include:
- assistant animator
- assistant digital media developer
- assistant games programmer
- assistant graphic designer
- support 2D/3D artist
Pathways to further study:
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Game Art and Design Specialisation)
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Game Programming Specialisation)
- BIS17 Bachelor of Information Systems
Studying the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) at Holmesglen
With this Holmesglen course, you'll discover the latest techniques used to develop 3D models and games. You'll learn how to create and develop 3D models, animations, game user interfaces and programming techniques that give functionality to your games.
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.
You will make the most of the 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.
During this practical program, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to get your foot in the door or launch your own indie title.
Skills you will acquire include:
C# game programming
This course is delivered either on campus or remotely via WebEx. Students can join live classes online, following the on-campus schedule (timetabled).
||Use simple modelling for animation
||Create 3D digital models
||Create 3-D characters for interactive games
||Design and create 3-D digital models
||Use 3-D software interface and toolsets
||Develop 3-D components for interactive games
||Create visual design components for digital media
||Create visual design components in interactive games
||Build graphical user interfaces
||Apply introductory programming techniques
||Produce interactive games
||Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
||Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
||Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
||Contribute to cyber security risk management
||Identify and resolve client ICT problems
||Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
||Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
||Write narrative scripts for interactive games
||Identify and apply games design and game play principles
| Code || Name |
|ICTGAM418||Use simple modelling for animation|
|CUAANM303||Create 3D digital models|
|ICTGAM428||Create 3-D characters for interactive games|
|ICTGAM431||Design and create 3-D digital models|
|ICTGAM427||Use 3-D software interface and toolsets|
|ICTGAM429||Develop 3-D components for interactive games|
|ICTDMT404||Create visual design components for digital media|
|ICTGAM425||Create visual design components in interactive games|
|ICTICT433||Build graphical user interfaces|
|ICTPRG302||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTGAM420||Produce interactive games|
|ICTPRG430||Apply introductory object-oriented language skills|
|ICTICT451||Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments|
|ICTICT443||Work collaboratively in the ICT industry|
|BSBXCS404||Contribute to cyber security risk management|
|ICTSAS432||Identify and resolve client ICT problems|
|ICTICT426||Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices|
|BSBCRT404||Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes|
|ICTGAM426||Write narrative scripts for interactive games|
|ICTGAM421||Identify and apply games design and game play principles|
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 specific entry requirements into this qualification as per the training package, however, Holmesglen requires all 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
save a file, and locate a saved file
download and install software applications.
Prior to enrollment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan and identify any support needs. Your digital and computer skills will also be determined and confirmed during this process.
Applicants intending to learn remotely will require access to a computer or laptop with the following minimum specifications:
16GB of RAM
CPU with minimum 4ghz processor or faster
200GB of storage
monitor 24" (PC only, dual monitor optional but preferred)
headset with microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
access to a reliable Internet connection
Microsoft Word - access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
WebEx - free to download
Unity - student license free
Maya - student license free
3D Coat - student to purchase or
ZBrush - access through Holmesglen MyHorizon or student can choose to purchase
Substance Painter - student license free
Adobe Photoshop - access through Holmesglen MyHorizon or student can choose to purchase
Adobe Premier - access through Holmesglen MyHorizon or student can choose to purchase
GitHub desktop - free to download
7Zip or an equivalent compression utility - free to download
Google Chrome – recommended web browser
Onedrive or Google drive/Dropbox account for storage
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
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
On completion, you will receive the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development).
Connections with industry
PC, Mobile, Playstation, Xbox, Switch, VR, and more gaming platforms means there is no better time to launch your dream career in game development and design than right now. As a result of these many platforms now available, the games industry has experienced rapid growth in game design and production.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
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 now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession