Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

National Code: ICT50915
TAFE SA Code: TP00751

Study pathway: Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (ICT40815)


This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in designing, developing and refining digital media technologies as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. It provides the opportunity to work in new and emerging digital media technology areas with skills in web design and development, web programming, advanced image editing, 2D and 3D modelling and animation, introduction to games development, programming for mobile applications, video editing and post-video production.

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Up to 18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Information Technology Manager Information Technology Manager
  • Duration
    Full Fee
    Average cost per semester
    $2,248 - $2,403
    $1,668 - $1,783
    $1,276 - $1,364
    Total Fees for the 18 Months course
    $6,743 - $7,208
    $5,003 - $5,348
    $3,828 - $4,092

    Average cost per semester
    Total Fees for the 18 Month course
    Full Fee
    $2,248 - $2,403
    $6,743 - $7,208
    $1,668 - $1,783
    $5,003 - $5,348
    $1,276 - $1,364
    $3,828 - $4,092

    Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $195.00 for External SSD Hard Drive and headset.

    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

  • Upfront Payment

    This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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    • Students will be able to complete subjects in common with the Cert IV Information Technology by attending classes at campuses other than Adelaide but will need to study online or attend the Adelaide City campus to complete this qualification.
    • Applicants with limited or no underpinning knowledge and skills may commence at a lower level and additional fees to those shown below will apply. For more information refer to the relevant Program information document on tafesa.edu.au/information-technology
    • Please note that fees listed are for the Diploma only. Please see the Certificate IV course page for fees.
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment 40
    Ensure a safe workplace 60
    Manage ICT projects 80
    Manage interactive media production 40
    Originate and develop concepts 30
    Verify client business requirements 40
    Work effectively in the digital media industry 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Animate a 3-D character for digital games 40
    Build a dynamic website 60
    Build a graphical user interface 20
    Create a markup language document to specification 20
    Create web-based programs 60
    Edit screen content for fast turnaround 30
    Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies 60
    Incorporate and edit digital video 50
    Investigate and exploit innovative imaging options 70
    Produce a digital animation sequence 60
    Research and apply emerging web technology trends 80
  • Employment Outcomes

    Career examples include graphic designer, web designer, illustrator, multimedia designer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (ICT50915)
    This qualification covers developing concepts, workplace safety, interactive media, copyright, ethics, privacy, client relationships and project management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 11 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Business
    Bachelor of Information Technology
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media)
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Digital Media (online - XBDM)
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