Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development)

This course is not available to international students.
National code: ICT40120 Certificate (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Get in on the ground floor to a fun and fulfilling career in the ever-expanding gaming industry, with Swinburne’s Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development).

Whether it’s gaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or anything in between, this course offers you the opportunity to begin with just basic computer skills and emerge with future-proof knowledge and skills that employees are looking for.

Using cutting-edge, industry-standard software, you’ll explore the methods to create stunning 3D assets and effects, and develop the programming skills to bring them to life in a game format. Just some of the skills on offer include:

  • 3D modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Character development
  • User interface (UI) development
  • Game, asset creation and level design
  • Game Engine essentials
  • Object oriented programming for interactive games (C++)

Be it console or online apps, upon graduation you’ll have what it takes to turn your ideas into playable reality, and launch your own game, or begin your career as an animation, media developer or design assistant, or beginning 2D/3D artist or coder.

Information sessions
Entry into this program is based on an applicant’s study and/or relevant work history. Some additional criteria may also apply.
Applicants without formal qualifications but with significant relevant work experience are welcome to apply.


12 months


Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course codes

  • 3400277394
    Gaming Development (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400277184
    Programming (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400211354
    Web Development (fee type determined by provider)