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Diploma of

Digital Media Technologies

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Turn your creative ideas into a digital reality with our 12 month course that provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to design, develop, and refine digital media technologies as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. With this qualification, you’ll be able to find employment opportunities in new and dynamic areas of technology such as online media, interactive design and development, and mobile applications.
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Students will undertake training in the exciting areas of this era’s digital world, including the fields of interactive media production, the designing of digital applications (both on web and mobile), website construction, digital video, and much more. On top of technical skills and knowledge, individuals will also learn the fundamentals of working effectively within a digital media industry, verifying client needs, and the basics of privacy, ethics, and copyright within the industry. Qualified students will be able to find career opportunities in roles such as a digital media designer, developer, producer, and more.
  • Course structure

    This course uses a blend of vendor neutral and trainer-developed materials.

    The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

    Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

    Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

    Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses
    • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
    • ITIL Foundations
    • Media Management
    • WHS
    • Research
    • Privacy/Ethics/Copyright
    • Business Needs Analysis
    • Client Training
  • Entry requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

    Target audience for this program are individuals who express and interest in gaining higher knowledge in Digital Media or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a ICT50915 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies.  

    As a guide, entrants to this program may:

    • have 1-2 years of experience with ICT development
    • hold a certificate III or IV in a similar discipline
    • hold a premier vendor certification
    • ​complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly

    This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications or employment at level 3 Support in Media.

    To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.


This qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.


This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.

The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance.
  • BSBWHS501
    Ensure a safe workplace

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements. This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

  • ICTGAM504
    Manage interactive media production

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage interactive media or game production. It applies to individuals who manage personnel in the interactive media or game development industry who may be concept artists, designers, programmers, animators and others.

  • ICTICT418
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation’s code of ethics, and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.

  • ICTICT419
    Work effectively in the digital media industry

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as an individual or in a team environment in the digital media industries. It applies to individuals who use digital media technologies to work in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry as digital media designers, developers, programmers, contractors or digital media authoring specialists.

  • ICTICT515
    Verify client business requirements

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deal with clients at a senior level, to identify their business requirements and verify the accuracy of the information gathered. It applies to individuals who are senior information and communications technology (ICT) personnel operating with a high degree of autonomy for managing activities.

  • ICTPMG501
    Manage ICT projects

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the initiation, implementation and completion of reasonably complex information and communications technology (ICT) projects incorporating scope, risk control and financial factors. It applies to individuals who utilise a range of specialised technical and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

  • BSBCRT501
    Originate and develop concepts

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level. It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.

  • ICTPRG527
    Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake intermediate level programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language. It applies to programmers in a variety of fields who are required to produce programs in object-oriented languages.

  • ICTPRG413
    Use a library or pre-existing components

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and incorporate pre-existing (re-use) components from a library, or other source, as part of a software project. It applies to individuals working in a programming role in a variety of information technology areas, who are required to use programming libraries to support their work.

  • ICTWEB516
    Research and apply emerging web technology trends

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to keep up-to-date and apply emerging web technologies. It applies to individuals who have an understanding of internet technology, are highly skilled technicians, and have high-level knowledge of the principles of analysis and design.

  • ICTPRG409
    Develop mobile applications

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, debug, test, and deploy applications for hand-held devices, using development platform environments. It applies to individuals who work as mobile device application developers. They may be programmers, game developers, designers, or testers who are working in the area of mobile applications development.

  • ICTSAS504
    Develop and conduct client acceptance test

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct acceptance testing as part of the process whereby clients will determine whether to accept the system. It applies to experienced individuals working in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) environments, who apply specialised and technical knowledge in the development of strategic initiatives and in performing or organising others to complete complex technical operations.

  • ICTWEB501
    Build a dynamic website

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and design websites to meet technical requirements. It applies to individuals working as web developers who are responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, and testing of websites.

  • ICTWEB505
    Develop complex web page layouts

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create a web page layout, to suit a range of devices and a variety of browsers, to industry standards. It applies to individuals who work as web designers and web developers, have a highly developed understanding of design principles and apply technical skills proficiently, according to unique specifications.

  • ICTDMT501
    Incorporate and edit digital video

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to incorporate, and edit, digital video into interactive media presentations. It applies to individuals who possess a sound knowledge of digital media, are independently responsible for the workflow process and provide support and supervision within a team.

  • ICTICT511
    Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) services meet current and future internal operational enterprise requirements. It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include maintaining and supporting critical infrastructure for objectives in small-to-medium sized organisations.

  • CUAPOS201
    Perform basic vision and sound editing

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions in relation to film, television and interactive media productions. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

  • CUADIG502
    Design digital applications

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design digital applications, which may consist of one or many technologies integrated in various combinations.

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