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Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon’s digital media courses equip you with valuable creative and practical skills and knowledge for interactive screen design, including commercial websites, and many other screen applications. Importantly, all digital media courses provide a firm foundation for future skill development, extended study and also offer a solid career pathway into screen and media industries, digital media art and design. These courses cover a range of media including text, sound, video, photography, graphics and 2D and 3D animation. Digital media authoring, movie making, animation, interactive programming and web design are also covered. Depending on course selection, digital media graduates may follow careers in animation, digital design, digital video design, graphic design, interactive game development, digital media design and development, and website design. The Gordon uses Adobe® course materials focusing on careers in web design, visual and print design and digital video. These course materials correlate directly to specific Adobe® Certified Associate certification objectives. In addition to the official qualifications, students can obtain Adobe® Certified Associate status by successfully passing the Adobe® examination requirements. Testing is offered after completion of the relevant modules. Areas of certification are established by Adobe®. You will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media on successful completion of all the required competencies. These courses are based at the Gordon’s City Campus, Fenwick St, Geelong.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to apply to study the Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media or the Diploma of Interactive Digital Media you must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Please refer to the VTAC Guide (available from most newsagents) for specific application information and extra requirements. * Direct entry applications to study the Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media or the Diploma of Interactive Digital Media may be received after the VTAC Very Late Application closing date and if there are course places still available. For non-Year 12 (VCE) applicants, the Certificate IV and Diploma requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age and to have been out of full-time study for at least 12 months. There are no minimum tertiary entrance requirements for current Year 12 (VCE) applicants. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to undertake the course. Diploma or higher applicants will also be required to attend an interview and present a creative folio*. * If you would like help preparing a folio, a Specialist Course in Folio Preparation will be offered in September.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills     40
    Work effectively in the screen and media industries     20
    Participate in OHS processes     20
    Create digital visual effects     70
    Create titles for screen productions     30
    Prepare video assets     30
    Design user interfaces     50
    Manage media assets     40
    Create 3D digital models     75
    Author interactive media     30
    Shoot material for screen productions     60
    Generate design solutions     60
    Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept     80
    Review and maintain a website     50
    Perform basic sound editing     30
    The Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media is a one year full time course and is designed as an articulation program into the Diploma of Interactive Media, a full time course extending also for a year.

    Intakes for Certificate IV and Diploma of Interactive Digital Media are generally in February. Students in all programs can expect approximately 20 hours of class attendance each week.

    Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact the Course Coordinator.

    Selection Criteria
    Applicants will be accepted into the Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media or the Diploma of Interactive Digital Media on the basis of merit. If there are more applications than course vacancies for any of the courses, preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated creative, conceptual and technical abilities or who have completed the Certificate III in Multimedia or a similar qualification.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media

        * Website Designer
        * Multimedia Developer

    Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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