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Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation & Visualisation)

National ID: CUA41215 | State ID: AA97

Get a start on your animation career

Throughout this course you'll be introduced to 2D and 3D animation, creative writing, digital design, storyboarding, 3D rigging, sound and creative work practices. On completion you can continue your studies with CUA51015 (AA95) Diploma in Screen & Media (Animation & Visualisation).




WAMBAM win for students

Animation students create animated video for WA Parliament

Animation students to represent WA in Chinese Study Tour

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • External Hard-drive (approx. $50)
  • USB 2.0 (minimum) with at least 100GB storage

Typical timetable:

  • 3 days per week plus Student Lab Time 
Job opportunities
  • Animator
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Digital Artist | Digital Designer
  • Special Effects Operator

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online learning, virtual classrooms (live web conferencing with your lecturer and class) and classroom delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s website design and software development qualifications are constantly updated in consultation with industry to keep up with this essential component of almost every business. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
ICT30118 BEH2 Information, Digital Media and Technology Certificate III On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Midland
Perth (Northbridge)
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Gain a broad range of ICT skills that reflect current industry trends and practices

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) areas, including Programming, Networking and Technical Support.

Gain these skills

The core units covered in this course will provide you with the following skills:

  • Work safely and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • Implement and monitor various operating systems
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Implement sustainable work practices
  • Create user documentation


At North Metropolitan TAFE you will have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you with the different electives offered at the three campuses where we deliver this course.

Northbridge campus electives
  • Create programming applications
  • Build and design websites
  • Use Social Media tools
  • Use industry standard Microsoft Office software
Joondalup campus electives
  • Create programming applications
  • Install, configure and secure networks and peripherals
  • Network systems administration
  • Install, support and troubleshoot operating systems and software
  • Use industry standard Microsoft Office software
Midland campus electives
  • Install, configure and secure networks and peripherals
  • Network systems administration
  • Build and design websites
  • Install, support and troubleshoot operating systems and software

 

This Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology gives you the  foundation skills to begin a career in ICT with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE. You may follow a career pathway into the ICT industry in areas including CyberSecurity, Programming, Networking or Web Design.

ICT30118 AB79 Information, Digital Media and Technology (Web Technologies) Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth (Northbridge)
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Are you looking for a 21st Century Digital Media Career?

When you complete this qualification you will have the fundamentals of programming and web development with key subjects specialising in web design and business focused application development.

Pathways into our Certificate IV and Diploma level courses progress you into a career as a Web Developer, Mobile App Developer or an Applications Programmer.

North Metro TAFE is an authorised Cisco Academy, and Microsoft Imagine Academy; you can also gain valuable industry Cisco and Microsoft certifications. You will gain these certifications at no extra cost to you

In addition at our Joondalup campus we offer you the opportunity to gain a dual qualification during your study. You can complete this qualification and the ICT30118 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration), talk to staff when you enrol.

Benefits of the dual qualification include:

  • Broadening your employment opportunities within the IT sector
  • Furthering your skills to qualify you for a range of higher level qualifications
  • Only need to enrol in one extra  cluster of units to do the combined course

    Please note
    Joondalup delivers in both Semester 1 & Semester 2.
    Northbridge only delivers in Semester 2.

    Gain these skills
    • OS installation and diagnostics
    • Programming in an industry current programming language
    • Website development using Adobe products
    • Microsoft Office suite
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Strong client focus and a desire to assist others
    • Methodical, disciplined and technically minded
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Good communication skills
    ICT50718 BEG8 Software Development Diploma On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Perth (Northbridge)
    awe6, ict50715, TAFE04, L000000, Information, Technology, Library and Digital, L000005, Information Communication Technology, L000004, TAFEADM, ICT50718, BEG8, software, programmer, applications developer, digital application, mobile apps,

    To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

    Boost your career in software development and programming with the Diploma of Software Development. It is the perfect course to help you achieve your aim. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to develop advanced apps using a variety of programming software and platforms such as Unity, Java, Python and C#.  You will also advance your programming skills for emerging technologies depending on the campus you want to study at:

    • Northbridge - Cloud / Mobile, Unity, Xamarin, Android/IOS App Development
    • Joondalup - Cloud / Mobile, Unity, Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

    During your course, you will continue to increase your skill level you achieved by completing Certificate IV in Programming. You will use current industry standards and emerging technology as you conduct LiveWorks Projects with industry partners.

    New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should book an appointment using the link below or contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

    BOOK INTERVIEW Joondalup  (Individual appointments)

    BOOK INTERVIEW Joondalup (Group appointment)

    Gain these skills
    • Data modelling
    • Develop advanced apps
    • Web programming
    • Software testing
    • Debugging systems
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
    • Good process management skills
    • Imaginative and good at creative reasoning
    • Willing to keep up with industry trends and technological changes
    What industry has to say

    I have attended the end of year graduations of students from North Metropolitan TAFE for the Cert IV in Programming, Cert IV in Web Based Technologies, Diploma of Software Development and Diploma of Website Development. As part of the experience, I see their end of year projects demonstrated and have the opportunity to question them on what they have built and the extent of their knowledge. Those students are Industry ready. I have attended for at least the past fours years, probably longer, and continue to be impressed with what I see. The courses get stronger each year, and the students graduating have a lot to offer.

    Michelle Sandford, Chairman of the Australian Computer Society in WA, and Microsoft STEM Advocate.

    ICT40315 AWE7 Web-Based Technologies Certificate IV On campus
    Online
    Perth (Northbridge)
    awe7, ict40315, TAFE04, L000000, Information, Technology, Library and Digital, L000004, Website Design and Software Development, L000002, l000005, TAFEADM

    Enter the vast world of website design and development

    Most businesses and organisations have an online presence and websites have become an essential part of any organisation looking to reach out to its target audience.

    Upon completion of this qualification you'll be able to be involved in both the design and technical development of a website, designing and constructing web pages and creating the look and feel of the site. With your qualification you could find a career as an in-house designer or work in a design studio.

    Our Certificate IV in Website Technologies is the foundation and core development structure that leads into our Diploma of Web Development. Essential concepts covered include Front-end and Back-end development. You'll be encouraged to develop the independent thinking and problem solving skills needed for communicating and working with clients in the Diploma course.

    Technologies taught include the latest industry standard HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript using a range of development tools.

    Gain these skills
    • Digital graphics skills through UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) design principles
    • Using a variety of technologies including HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript
    • Testing sites to meet and comply with W3C standards that cover Accessibility and Usability, Findability and SEO development
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Comfortable working to deadlines
    • Good communication skills
    • An aptitude for design
    • Keen to keep up to date with new web technologies and trends
    What industry has to say

    I have attended the end of year graduations of students from North Metropolitan TAFE for the Cert IV in Programming, Cert IV in Web Based Technologies, Diploma of Software Development and Diploma of Website Development. As part of the experience, I see their end of year projects demonstrated and have the opportunity to question them on what they have built and the extent of their knowledge. Those students are Industry ready. I have attended for at least the past fours years, probably longer, and continue to be impressed with what I see. The courses get stronger each year, and the students graduating have a lot to offer.

    Michelle Sandford, Chairman of the Australian Computer Society in WA, and Microsoft STEM Advocate.

    ICT50615 AWE3 Website Development Diploma On campus
    Online
    Perth (Northbridge)
    TAFEADM, awe3, ict50615, TAFE04, L000000, Information, Technology, Library and Digital, L000004, Website Design and Software Development, L000005

    Build a career working with the world of the web

    Websites are a crucial aspect of any organisation across all industries. The need for talented and skilled developers is high, so once you've completed your qualification in website development, your options are endless.

    The Diploma of Web Development covers the whole life cycle for commercially ready websites by working on live projects.  At this level you develop skills that mean you are industry ready, from conception, liaising with clients, documentation, graphics, coding, testing to training of users.  You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

    Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

    Gain these skills
    • Advanced problem solving and research skills
    • Advanced digital graphics
    • Frameworks, WordPress, SASS software
    • UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) design
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
    • Aptitude for design
    • Interested in developing knowledge of computer programming languages
    • Happy to keep up to date with new web technologies and trends
    What industry has to say

    I have attended the end of year graduations of students from North Metropolitan TAFE for the Cert IV in Programming, Cert IV in Web Based Technologies, Diploma of Software Development and Diploma of Website Development. As part of the experience, I see their end of year projects demonstrated and have the opportunity to question them on what they have built and the extent of their knowledge. Those students are Industry ready. I have attended for at least the past fours years, probably longer, and continue to be impressed with what I see. The courses get stronger each year, and the students graduating have a lot to offer.

    Michelle Sandford, Chairman of the Australian Computer Society in WA, and Microsoft STEM Advocate

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    Our courses reflect the constantly expanding and evolving IT industry. This ensures you gain the most relevant knowledge and skills in planning, installing and maintaining computer networks as well as building internet/intranet infrastructure. 

    Animators are often sought after for advertising, architectural visualisation and video game production, making animation and games development two of the world’s most exciting, largest and fastest growing media industries. 

    A career in libraries offers you the chance to work in a variety of public and private libraries, hospitals, courts, schools, universities and other government organisations. You can work in direct contact with library users or stay behind the scenes in technical services, organising information for web-based databases.

    With North Metropolitan TAFE’s ICT qualifications, you will learn about the administration and installation of network switches and routers, security issues, hardware and software faults and repairs, database enabling, data and voice communications, operating systems, configurations, network systems, networking monitoring and e-business. 

    North Metropolitan TAFE is an authorised CISCO Academy, an authorised Microsoft Imagine Academy and an accredited  Red Hat Learning Academy.

    Creative Industries

    The Diploma course was a fantastic way to learn the business skills behind the exciting world of travel and tourism.

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    "Our lecturers were really good at showing us how to network, taking us to industry events where we could network."

    Josephine Edson

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    If robots push your buttons...

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    New technology to Drone on about

    Recreating stage and screen magic.

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    I finally took the first step and I was immediately reassured that I made the right decision. Sarah Fong

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    In five years I see myself... with a masters degree in industrial relations.  Nolutando Botes

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    This course, it's like my workplace. Kusuma Pindayani

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    I wanted to improve my English, study outside of my country and meet a new culture. Leidi Ruiz

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    For me it was a career change. Trevor Passmore

    North Metro TAFE goes national

    Animation students to represent WA in Chinese Study Tour

    Community Services students experience India’s largest slum

    Creative abilities on display at Yagan Square

    Festival of English celebration

    Award sweep for design students

    Animation students create animated video for WA Parliament

    Students light up City of Joondalup

    Students snap up photography awards

    Adobe Champion heading to the USA

    Tourism and travel student jets off to Canada

    Screen and Media students on the set of The Heights

    Customised training for Pilbara Minerals

    Photography students capture national success

    Radio alumni is crowing on Arkansas grass

    Radical career move follows CGEA

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    We get quite a few university students that come here because they want more of a hands-on role. Suzanne Teasdale

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    I found the support from my lecturers and my friends around me to be really beneficial. Rhys MacFarlane

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    The course, it made me realize that I wanted to broaden my horizons ... and now I'm doing my Bachelor of Nursing at university. Naomi Nash

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    After I completed the course I was offered a permanent position. Michelle Gidgup

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    It's probably the best decision I've ever made. Jacob Favacho

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    There's a real job shortage, the assistant nursing qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, it's only one semester, it's only six months. Hazel Neale

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    The lecturers had a very thorough understanding of each of the subjects. Alexia Langley

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    Once you can think positive and stay positive you can produce good designs for people. Wang Na Cheung

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    We have access to a great range of resources and simulated working environments. Taryn Sharp

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    This course has been so practical and has really prepared me for industry. Caris Jones

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    We work in close consultation with industry and we ask them what are the key employability skills.  Stuart Greaves

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    Students can move into other certificate ... courses in foundation skills or in other areas that they're interested in. Carolyn Gerrans

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    It's very hands-on which is really good, and you learn on the job. Nicole Davis

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    Commercial Cookery is a course where we learn everything. Ananda Paiva

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    The lecturers, they bring something else; the passion. Roberto Rangel

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    The lecturer has been really helpful throughout the course. Lauren Rutherford 

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    If you're considering a career change and ... a TAFE course you should definitely do everything in your power to do it.  Caitlan Noble 

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    Studying at North Metro TAFE has very much prepared me for industry. Claire Garcia-Webb 

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    To better your artistic skills you need to broaden your way of thinking, and broaden your practices. Justin Martin 

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    I learned how to use my skills and technique into making something. Anthea Corbett

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    To do this at TAFE with the support that I have, it's amazing. Sarah Lewis 

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    This course has pretty much sent me on my career path.  Damon Duran 

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    The lecturers and the TAFE grounds were excellent. Stephen Sanders 

    Situated in the heart of Northbridge’s Cultural Precinct, North Metropolitan TAFE is the only government training provider of Creative Industries courses. North Metropolitan TAFE has secured a reputation as the place to go to if you are seeking a career in Creative Industries. Courses remain current through valued industry partnerships and are delivered by industry experts with unparalleled experience and skills. Students have access to unique work placements, gaining exposure to current industry practices.


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