Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies

ICT40815 (CRICOS Code: 086586B)

Become proficient in a number of software packages while learning to build websites, create 2D animations, publish mobile apps, edit audio and explore media theory.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent to design, develop and use digital media technologies as an assistant information and communications technology (ICT) specialist working independently or as part of a larger development team.

This program is perfect for those wanting a broad introduction to a range of modern digital skills. You will study industry theory, best practice and partake in practical workshops where you will learn about web technologies, app design, motion graphics, audio processing, digital video, image manipulation and design.

After completing this course, you will be prepared for entry into the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies and have a better understanding of where you would like to specialise in the digital media industry.

  • Build web sites
  • Create 2D animation
  • Design a mobile application
  • Create and manipulate digital images
  • Edit audio
  • Manage digital media projects
  • Use digital effects for video

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Key Software Used:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Microsoft Office
  • HTML & CSS Coding
  • WordPress

Entry Requirements


  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 10

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent: intermediate English certificate or by completion of ABS VET pre-entry test (international students)

  • Students must be at least 18 years old

Start Dates

2018: Jan-8, Jan-29, Feb-19, Apr-9, Apr-30, May-21, Jul-9, Jul-30, Aug-20, Oct-8, Oct-29, Nov-19


2019: Jan-7, Jan-29, Feb-18, Apr-8, Apr-29, May-20, Jul-8, Jul-29, Aug-19, Oct-8, Oct-28, Nov-18

On the first day of the course, you will undergo an orientation process where you will receive the information you need to start your studies. Your attendance to this orientation is compulsory.

Program Delivery

39 weeks (including 6 weeks break)
3 Terms
Delivery 20 hours/week

Lecture (2 options): a) Wednesday 9 am to 4pm or
b) Monday and Tuesday 4pm to 8pm

Learner Support: Thursday from 9 am to 4pm
Online studies: 5 hours per week

List of Units

Core Units

  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environments

  • Articulate, present and debate ideas

  • Work effectively in the digital media industry

  • Author interactive media

  • Use online learning tools

  • Support small ICT projects


Elective Units

  • Create visual design components from digital media

  • Produce and edit digital images

  • Create story boards

  • Create 2D digital animations

  • Prepare audio assets

  • Perform basic sound editing

  • Create digital visual effects

  • Develop cascading style sheets

  • Create simple mark-up language document

  • Design simple web page layouts


Online Units

  • Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes


*Course units may be subject to change