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Diploma of Interactive Digital Media (CUF50207)
Incorporating CUF40207 Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
This interactive digital media course will develop your knowledge and expertise to industry standard, enabling you to seek a career in interactive media, web design, content management, animation or visual effects, mobile application or interface design. Your interactive digital media studies will include the production of a portfolio in preparation for entering the exciting and ever-expanding Digital Design industry.

Extensive in-depth, hands-on experience in a diverse range of digital media and web design applications is coupled with real world projects and assignments over the duration of this course. You will receive foundation knowledge in:

• Design, video, 2D and 3D animation
• XHTML, HTML, CSS and scripting (Action Script and JavaScript)
• Digital video effects
• Design and development for mobile devices and new technologies
• Web development (including MySQL and PHP)
• Human computer interaction and interface design and development
Career Opportunities
Animation/Visual Effects Designer, Instructional Designer, Interactive Media Developer, Interface Designer, Web Developer, Content Manager, Mobile Application Development
Entry Requirements
School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent  
Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies
Program Articulation

Articulation Options

Students may apply to study the Diploma as

• a single qualification:

Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
Government Subsidised Fee - QTAC Code: 155792 or Full Fee - QTAC Code: 155796


• one of our articulated options, which provide direct entry to the programs below upon successful completion of the Diploma:

Bachelor of Multimedia (Griffith University)
Government Subsidised Fee - QTAC Code: 155978 or Full Fee - QTAC Code: 155980

Bachelor of Digital Media (Griffith University)
Government Subsidised Fee - QTAC Code: 155247 or Full Fee - QTAC Code: 155240

Bachelor of Games & Interactive Entertainment (Queensland University of Technology)
Government Subsidised Fee - QTAC Code: 155782 or Full Fee - QTAC Code: 155896

Additional University Pathway Options

Credit towards the following degree program is available to graduates of the Diploma. Students must apply for University entry through QTAC.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interactive and Visual Design) (Queensland University of Technology)

Bachelor of Games Design (Griffith University)

Bachelor of Creative Arts (University of Southern Queensland)

Diploma graduates will receive a minimum Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) of 82 (OP equivalent 10).
QUT and Griffith University will give 5 bonus rank points bringing a graduate's TER to 87 (OP equivalent 8

For more information about University Pathways visit our articulation web page

Full Time        18 months
Classes are generally scheduled between the hours of 8:00am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. Night classes may be scheduled and timetables are subject to change.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training.

Standard course cost will be charged for units of study/courses credited via RPL.

For additional information relating to RPL for this program, please contact:

The RPL Co-ordinator
13 72 48

How to Apply

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
Telephone: 1300 467 822
Facsimile: (07) 3367 1164
Location: Level 2, 33 Park Road Milton QLD 4064
Postal: PO Box 1331, Milton QLD 4064
E-mail: use website enquiry service

Apply online at the QTAC website. Applications open in August for courses commencing in the following year (eg August 2012 for courses in 2013). Please see the QTAC website or the QTAC Guide to Tertiary Courses (available from newsagents) for information on key dates and application charges.

Applications Close
There is only one intake per year, in January. Please consult QTAC for details of application closing dates and offer dates.

Government Subsidised Fee: $8,000

Concession Fee: $6,630

Government subsidised fees must be paid through existing payment methods at the time of enrolment.


Full Fee: $21,000 VET FEE-HELP* eligible.

The Certificate IV component of this program is partially supported by Government funded subsidy. Upfront student contribution fees of $2,790 will apply. For the Diploma component of the program, students can access VET FEE HELP assistance.

To be eligible for VET FEE-HELP, and defer payment of fees, a student must be enrolled in a full fee paying course.

For full information about VET FEE-HELP and the Southbank Institute Schedule of Fees and Institute Dates, Click Here

Additional Information
Location: Southbank
Telephone: 07 3244 5275
Facsimile: 07 3244 5031
In Person: School of Engineering and Design
Level 5 H Block
66 Ernest Street
South Brisbane
Mail: Locked Mail Bag 14
South Brisbane QLD 4101
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Course Outline
Unit NameCourse CodeCourse Name
Stage 1 - CUF40207
Digital Media IndustryCUFIND301BWork effectively in the screen and media industries
CUSOHS301AFollow occupational health and safety procedures
IDM 3DCUFANM303ACreate 3D digital models
IDM Design 1CUVGRD401AResearch and apply graphic design techniques
IDM Design 2BSBCRT301ADevelop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUVDIG301AProduce digital images
IDM Interactive 1CUFDIG304ACreate visual design components
CUFDIG404AApply scripting language in authoring
IDM Media 1CUFDIG301APrepare video assets
CUFPOS401AEdit screen content for fast turnaround
CUFSOU301APrepare audio assets
IDM Web 1CUFDIG401AAuthor interactive media
CUFDIG402ADesign user interfaces
Stage 2 - CUF50207
Digital Media Industry 2BSBOHS509AEnsure a safe workplace
BSBREL401AEstablish networks
CUFPOS402AManage media assets
IDM Interactive 2BSBDES501AImplement design solutions
CUFDIG505ADesign information architecture
IDM Media 2CUFANM402ACreate digital visual effects
IDM Web 2CUFDIG403ACreate user interfaces
ICAWEB502ACreate dynamic web pages
Stage 3 - CUF50207
IDM Design 3BSBCMM401AMake a presentation
BSBDES403ADevelop and extend design skills and practice
IDM Media 3CUFANM503ADesign animation and digital visual effects
IDM PortfolioCUFDIG501ACoordinate the testing of interactive media products
CUFDIG506ADesign interaction
IDM ProjectBSBCRT402ACollaborate in a creative process
BSBPMG510AManage projects
CUFDIG502ADesign web environments
This brochure was last updated 07/03/2014
Total course tuition fees are indicative only. Fees are subject to annual adjustment. For FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP eligible courses, the unit fees are charged according to the study period in which the unit is commenced. The unit fees outlined in this document apply to census dates between 01 January 2014 and 30 June 2014. Unit fees will not change for this period. All information was accurate at time of printing, however, Institute policies, fees and details are subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments, accreditation and registration requirements.
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