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Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

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  • Duration:

    12 months part-time

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  • Awarded by:

    Harvest Education Technical College (RTO 31671)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Digital Media Programmer | Digital Media Developer | Game Artist | Game Developer | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

Turn your creativity into a career and build in-demand practical skills for a rewarding role in the gaming industry. It starts with this online Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games course from Harvest Education Technical College.

A practical, specialised course requiring no prior study or work experience for admission, this course is designed for people starting their careers or seeking a career change. With an flexible online delivery, this part-time course is highly focused and delivers a competitive qualification within one year.

In this course, you'll study key elements of digital game design, including character and environment design, and develop a strong understanding of the contemporary challenges and context that influence the gaming industry.

With focused, practical assessments, you'll have opportunities to challenge your design skills, and will graduate qualified to seek a range of exciting design and development roles in the emerging Australian gaming industry.

How to Get In

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be aged over 16 years; AND
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; AND
  • Have intermediate computer skills.

Areas of study

In this digital media course, the subjects you may study include:

  • BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWH403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • ICTGAM501 - Create design concepts for digital games and 3D media
  • ICTGAM503 - Create a complex 3D interactive computer game
  • ICTGAM514 - Design and create models for a 3D and digital effects environment
  • ICTGAM516 - Animate a 3D character for digital games
  • ICTGAM517 - Produce a digital animation sequence
  • ICTGAM519 - Manage technical art and rigging in 3D animation
  • ICTGAM520 - Create and combine 3D digital games and components
  • ICTGAM521 - Create interactive 3D environments for digital games
  • ICTGAM523 - Collaborate in the design of 3D game levels and environments
  • ICTGAM526 - Create complex 3D characters for games
  • ICTGAM528 - Create games for mobile devices
  • ICTICT419 - Work effectively in the digital media industry
  • ICTPMG501 - Manage ICT projects
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Join the ranks of ambitious, determined and focused students who have studied and succeeded with HETC. Their innovative online courses will offer you the right learning resources and support to get you on your dream career path.

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Harvest Educational Technical College (HETC) has a mantra to “Empower people to become persons of influence”. Become that person with a recognised qualification and the support of their trusted team.

Each and every student will have access to their online concierge service, available to answer questions and offer necessary support. You’ll also be assigned an academic coach who’ll mentor you throughout your learning journey at HETC.

HETC has developed online libraries and databases that students can access from the ease and comfort of their own home, and includes access to online texts, teaching videos and self-assessed quizzes and exercises.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games.

This practical qualification will enable you to immediately seek employment in a range of roles within the game design and digital media professions. You may choose to seek employment as a games designer or developer, work in 3D modelling, or apply your design and illustration skills to a role in digital multimedia production or illustration.

You may also choose to undertake further study in order to specialise your technical skillset.

Curious about where a career in digital media could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Digital Media Programmer
  • Digital Media Developer
  • Game Artist
  • Game Developer
  • Computer Game Developer
  • Game Designer
  • Computer Game Designer
  • Mobile Game Designer

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Harvest Education Technical College offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $89.99 per week (100 weekly repayments)

Payment Option 2: Pay in quarterly instalments

  • $2,249.75 per quarter over 1 year

Payment Option 3: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 10% on your course fees

  • $8,100.00 upfront payment

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