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.

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Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$6,346$10,526
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$228$228
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$6,823$11,003
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$6,823$11,003

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Cyber Security Education Provider of the Year

Box Hill Institute Wins at the 2020 Australian Information Security Awards

Box Hill Institute has won the Cyber Security Educator of the Year Award at the Australian Information Security Awards (AISA) 2020 aka the Oscars of Cyber Security. This category is for the TAFE or university that has developed and implemented a comprehensive, flexible and easily accessible cyber security education program, which delivers industry ready graduates to the market.

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