Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in designing, developing and utilising basic multimedia briefs either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. The qualification has a small suite of core units with the opportunity for inclusion of 70 per cent of the qualification as electives selected from 7 'natural clusters' of units and beyond, thus providing exceptional flexibility for individuals and enterprises.

The Electives Clusters in the qualification are designed to provide a degree of guidance to individuals who may wish to develop deeper skills in particular fields within the multimedia industry, however the choice of electives is not confined to a single cluster. The 7 Electives Clusters are:



Games Development


Multimedia Development

Digital and Video


Complementary, 'non-ICT' qualifications can be found in several other Training Packages including:

CUF07 Screen and Media

ICP05 Printing and Graphic Arts

CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design

BSB07 Business Services

Job Roles

Depending on the cluster selected, a person could work in a number of areas in the broad ICT and multimedia industries.

Possible job titles include:

2D/3D Artist

3D Animator

3D Artist/Modeller


Audio/Video Engineer


Digital Media Specialist

Game Development Producer

Games Developer

Graphic/Media Designer

Interaction Media Developer

Media/Instructional Designer

Multimedia Author

Multimedia Authoring Specialist

Multimedia Designer

Multimedia Developer

Multimedia Developer/Engineer

Multimedia Development Technician

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Programmer

Multimedia Specialist Producer

PC Games Programmer

PS2 Lead Programmer

Software Engineer Games

Software Support Engineer

Streaming Media Specialist

UnrealEd Level Designer

Virtual Reality Specialist

Web Designer

Xbox Programmer


Qualification Structure

To attain the ICA40805 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia) 19 units must be achieved:

6 core units; plus

13 elective units

Achieve 6 Core Units


add topic BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning

add topic CUFGEN01A Develop and apply industry knowledge

add topic CUFDIG401A Author interactive media

add topic CUSADM08A Address copyright requirements

add topic ICAW4214B Maintain ethical conduct

add topic PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

Achieve 9 Elective Units from any of the ICA40805 Electives Clusters below

Note 1:The grouping of units into these clusters is for guidance only. It is not a requirement of this qualification that a complete cluster be completed.

Note 2:People intending to complete other Certificate IVs in IT or proceed to a Diploma of IT qualification are encouraged to complete the IT cluster of units.

Electives Clusters


add topic CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

add topic CUFDIG502A Design web environments

add topic CUFMEM07A Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product

add topic CUFMEM10A Design and create a multimedia interface

add topic ICPPP311B Develop a detailed design concept


add topic CUFANM302A Create 3D digital animation

add topic CUFANM301A Create 2D digital animation

add topic CUFIMA05A Create 3D digital models and images

Games Development

add topic CUFDIG504A Design games

add topic ICAA4058B Apply skills in object-oriented design

add topic ICAB4075B Use a library or pre-existing components

add topic ICAB4219B Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

add topic ICAB4224B Apply mathematical techniques for software development

add topic ICAB4225B Automate processes

add topic ICAT4242B Perform unit test for a class

add topic ICAB5223B Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills


add topic ICAB4135B Create a simple mark-up language document to specification

add topic ICAB4137B Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages

add topic ICAB4169B Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

add topic ICAI4189B Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards

add topic ICAT4183B Confirm accessibility of website design for people with special needs

add topic CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

Multimedia Development

add topic CUFDIG501A Coordinate the testing of interactive media products

add topic CUFMEM10A Design and create a multimedia interface

add topic CUFDIG505A Design information architecture

add topic CUFWRT601A Write scripts

add topic ICPKN315B Apply knowledge and requirements of the multimedia sector

Digital and Video

add topic CUFCAM01A Set up and operate a basic video camera

add topic CUFCAM03A Compose camera shots and operate a camera

add topic CUFMEM13A Incorporate, design and edit digital video

add topic ICPMM321B Capture a digital image

add topic ICPMM346B Incorporate video into multimedia presentations


add topic ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

add topic ICAB4225B Automate processes

add topic ICAD4043B Develop and present a feasibility report

add topic ICAD4217B Create technical documentation

add topic ICAT4221B Locate equipment, system and software faults

Achieve 4 Elective Units from the Following Sources (Listed in Recommended Order)

any of the Electives Clusters above; and/or

elsewhere in the ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package (at Certificate III [maximum 2 units], Certificate IV or Diploma; and/or

preferred Training Packages (CUF07 Screen and Media; ICP05 Printing and Graphic Arts; SIR07 Retail Services; CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design) at Certificate IV or Diploma; and/or

any other Training Package (up to a maximum 2 units) based on documented industry or enterprise needs (at Certificate IV or Diploma)


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The following units contain the basic fundamentals of ICT knowledge and skills for all qualifications at Certificate III in IT and above. These units or demonstrated equivalence are required for entry into this qualification:

BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures

ICAD2012B Design organisational documents using computing packages

ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer

ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

ICAU2013B Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAU2231B Use computer operating system

ICAW2001B Work effectively in an IT environment

ICAW2002B Communicate in the workplace

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary

ICA40805 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a Multimedia Developer. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry requirements for this qualification include:


using plain English literacy communication skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information


exchanging messages with other project members and actively participating in IT community activities

scheduling feedback meetings to discuss report and possible next actions with stakeholders

Problem Solving

identifying possible approaches to multimedia projects and the benefits of each approach

Initiative and Enterprise

transferring and applying theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of situations

Planning and Organising

planning and developing a multimedia design which meets the projct specifications


taking responsibility for own outputs in relation to specified quality standards

working within the Australian Computer Society code of ethics regarding security, legal, moral and ethical issues


maintaining knowledge of tools and software applications and the goods and services provided

obtaining client evaluation and feedback


selecting and using software and hardware diagnostic tools, including for multimedia contexts and automated testing environments