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Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year , Part Time: 2 years



The Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games focuses on taking your game design and development skills to the next level.

This course teaches you to take your 3D game concepts and make them a reality while developing the skills you need to create interactive, immersive and fun games.

Publish your game to your favourite platforms, including Android, iOS, Virtual Reality, PC, Mac and the potential of publishing to consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation.

Taking advantage of the latest industry technologies, you will learn the skills you need to develop games such as multiplayer networked games, first-person shooters, racing games, real-time strategy games, third-person shooters, role playing games, side-scrolling games, mobile games and many more.

You will acquire skills to develop advanced complex 3D models, understand the pipeline for creating 3D assets for game engines and discover state-of-the-art techniques to get your assets game-ready.

Facilitation will include techniques that apply to all types of 3D artwork including: advanced character design, prop design, environment design, animation and visual effects.

3D sculpting software will be utilized to model and texture 3D game assets allowing you to create stunning realistic models and textures for 3D games.

You'll learn in the classroom, as well as undertake practical activities supported by supplementary video/screencasts.

Course structure

To receive this qualification, you must complete five core units and 11 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.


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.





Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills


Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games


Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes


Collaborate in the design of 3-D game level and environments


Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media


Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment


Create complex code for mobile game devices


Create games for mobile devices


Produce a digital animation sequence


Animate physical attributes of models and elements


Create complex 3-D characters for games


Create and implement designs for a 3-D games environment


Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game


Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes


Design games


Work effectively in the digital media industry

Entry requirements

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.

Applicants who have completed a Certificate IV level qualification in game or animation design.

Pathway qualifications into this Diploma include:
- ICT40915 Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games
- ICT40815 Certificate IV in Digital Technologies
- ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology (which includes electives in Digital games, Digital media technologies and Programming electives)

Applicants who have more than 2 years’ experience working in game programming, game design or animation will need to participate in an interview to review their games skills and knowledge, and provide portfolio and employment evidence to support their application.

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.

Holmesglen requires applicants to be skilled in using computers, game animation software applications, and to be confident in following written instructions on how to install computer software applications.


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.



On completion you will receive the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games.


After completing this course, you may continue your studies and improve your career prospects even further with the Bachelor of Information Systems here at Holmesglen.


- Games designer
- 3D modeller
- environmental artist
- texture artist
- animator
- 3D character animator
- VR developer
- game programmer
- 2D/3D artist level designer
- game developer
- mobile app developer
- C# developer
- interactive media developer.

How to apply


Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at:

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703



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.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.




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Contact details

Game Design and Development Open Days

If you are interested in web development or 3D game development, come to our Open Day where you can choose to undertake either a web development or a 3D modelling/gaming workshop. Use current industry standard software to create and build a responsive website using the most popular front end framework for developing websites. Alternatively you can have a go at creating 3D models and a 3D game. Talk to teachers about your pathway to a creative career and let us give you a taste of these ever-evolving industries, even if you have had no previous experience. You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools course, the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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