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ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development)

National ID: ICT40120 State ID: AC17
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Launch into a future-proof IT career

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing gaming development, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR, 360) fields. Opportunities exist to engage in real life projects using industry standard software, skills, and knowledge.

You will be an attractive applicant for roles growing in demand such as 3D modelling and animation, interactive media design and production, and user interface design.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our Simulated Games Development Studio at the Thornlie campus provides a training environment designed to emulate professional industry working conditions and provide access to current industry-standard hardware and software. The simulated studio also provides students with opportunities to collaborate with other digital media students to create engaging interactive applications for a range of industries and platforms.

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  • 3D modelling
  • immersive technologies
  • coding for games
  • 3D animation
  • simple artificial intelligence
  • interactive media design
  • rapid prototyping
  • industry standard game design software and hardware
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • ability to problem solve
  • ability to work well with others and good communication skills
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • be technically minded and creative
Free in 2023

This course is FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week full-time across two semesters.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete 25% extra of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

There is no work placement required for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book).

All students will need to supply 1 Terabyte (1 TB) USB 3.0 external drive for storing images, graphics, animations and video files.

In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:

  • Normal business/computing office attire applies.

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2022

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

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