Turn your passion for gaming into a career! This is the perfect entry level qualification to start your career in Interactive Gaming and will provide the skills and knowledge to support the design, development and programming of basic digital games briefs as part of a larger development team.  This course will cover topic areas such as Game Design, Storyboarding, Script Writing, Code Maintenance, Automation and more! After successful completion of this course you could gain employment as an Assistant Animator, Web designer support, games developer support, Assistant designer and more.


Industry recognition
Industry recognition

Complete this course and cover the learning materials required for Vendor Certification

Get recognised across Australia
Get recognised across Australia

This is a nationally accredited qualification

100% online delivery
100% online delivery

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Sounds just like the course you're after? Speak with a career consultant to discover what it's like to study the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games (ICT40915) – send us an enquiry and we'll get in touch.

Course Description

Course Structure

This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.

Vendor Courses*
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft C#.NET Language
  • Introduction to Unity 5
Vendor Neutral Courses
  • Welcome to Developing Games
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Introduction to Unity 5
  • Utilising Unity 5 Development Environment
  • Foundations of Programming: Object Oriented Design
  • Scripting Unity with C#
  • GIMP Essential Training
  • Build a Match 3 Game with Unity
  • Creating a Short Film
  • Creating a Storyboard
  • Real Time Strategy and Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Copyright
  • Ethics in Leadership
  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Designing a Presentation
  • Getting Your Point Across
  • Introduction to Customer Service
  • Planning a Web Design Portfolio: Getting a Job
Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Researching
  • Storyboards
  • Privacy, Copyright, Ethics
  • Business Needs Analysis
  • Translate Business Needs
  • Enterprise Strategic Direction
  • Writing Technical Documents
  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Project Integration
  • Articulate, Present and Debate Ideas
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Service Desk Analyst

* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:


  • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments such as digital media, games development, animation, graphics design or similar roles.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.


Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.


Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support and upon successful completion, certification for ICT40915 Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games.

IT students also have access to the Lynda.com and Pluralsight.com online training library. These provide a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.  


This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification.

Required Equipment

All participants will require the following hardware and software:

  • Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)
  • Browser Mozilla Firefox 3 (or higher)
  • Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7, 8 (or higher)
  • Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
  • Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
  • Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
  • RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 (current version recommended)
  • Adobe Reader 9 (or higher)

Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities. Omitting these optional activities does not affect course completion.

**NOTE: There is a requirement to download and install game editing software Unity5, and drawing/animation software Blender. The student’s computer must have the minimum requirements for this software.

Unit Outline

The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. 

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

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBWHS304Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT419Work effectively in the digital media industry
ICTGAM401Produce an interactive game
CUAPPM407Create storyboards
ICTGAM407Write scripts for interactive games
ICTGAM402Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing
ICTGAM405Write story and content for digital games
ICTGAM403Create design documents for interactive games
ICTGAM404Apply artificial intelligence in game development
ICTPRG301Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTGAM406Create visual design components for interactive games
ICTICT406Build a graphical user interface
ICTPRG405Automate processes
ICTPRG406Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG415Apply skills in object-oriented design

Career Outcomes

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • 2D/3D artist support
  • Assistant animator
  • Assistant designer
  • Assistant graphic/media designer
  • Assistant PC games programmer
  • Digital media developer support
  • Games developer support
  • Interactive media developer support
  • Web designer support

Vendor Certification

This qualification covers the learning content for the following Vendor Certification:

  • Microsoft.NET Framework
  • Microsoft C#.NET Language

All recommended learning materials for this certification is provided in this Upskilled Certificate. Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product, along with studying these materials.

Further Study

Pathways from the qualification:

ICT50215 Diploma of Digital Interactive Games; a range of other ICT Diploma or Vocational Certificate qualifications; or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.

For information about Pathways to University, click here.

* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

Pay up-front

Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront through Upskilled.
Total course cost: $3,270

Interest free payments

No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months with ZipMoney. Get started for just $38 a week.
Total course cost: $3,850

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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