About the course

About the course

Do you want to be a digital and interactive games designer/developer, start a career in one of the newly emerging games development companies, or create and launch your own game so it can be played by gamers worldwide?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, our digital and interactive games course will set you on your path to success.

In our digital and interactive games course, you'll:

  • build strong programming, digital drawing, modelling and animation skills
  • become efficient with industry standard applications and software
  • develop your games concept to a high industry standard
  • learn how to start up and promote your own business, or be aware of how to present your game concept professionally to one of the many digital games companies.

During this digital and interactive games course, you’ll take the skills, knowledge and experience you developed at the Certificate III and IV levels, honing them to produce, from concept to launch, a quality digital games product.

Grab the opportunity to apply for an industry placement with a games developer or digital games/media company. This will expose you to work in the games industry and help you build network contacts for your future career. Experience firsthand what is required to succeed in this industry.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 12 months

Part time: flexible (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

Completing our digital and interactive games course will open up opportunities to work as a:

  • 2-D/3-D technical artist
  • game animator
  • game designer
  • game developer
  • digital media developer
  • interactive media developer
  • PC games programmer
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Entry Requirements

You must have:

  • completed Australian Year 12 of education, or equivalent
  • completed a Certificate IV qualification in programming, games animation or digital media

Mature-age applicants should have current work experience in the digital media, programming or games animation industry


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successfully completion of our digital and interactive games course will enable you to gain study credit towards a bachelor degree in games, animation or digital media

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $5,890.00
Full Tuition Fee $10,070.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$228.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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