Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in designing, developing, utilising and securing multimedia. A person competent in these competencies could work in the area of online services or multimedia development. The qualification has a relatively small core unit base with the potential for inclusion of a wide range of design, ICT and multimedia units to suit particular needs. It does not include 'streams' as such but has grouped its electives list into 7 Electives Clusters as guidance for users who may wish to select related and complementary units.

In order to provide individuals with some guidance as to natural groupings present in the listed electives, this qualification shows the electives grouped into the following Electives Clusters:



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

Possible job titles include:

Audio/Video Engineer

Contract Manager - Multimedia

Digital Media Specialist

Game Development Producer

Games Developer

Interaction Media Developer

Multimedia Authoring Specialist

Multimedia Designer

Multimedia Developer

Multimedia Developer/Engineer

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Programmer

Multimedia Specialist Producer

PC Games Programmer

Project Manager - Multimedia

PS2 Lead Programmer

Software Engineer Games

Software Support Engineer

Streaming Media Specialist

Web Designer


Qualification Structure

To attain the ICA50905 Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia) 19 units must be achieved:

6 core units; plus

13 elective units

Achieve 6 Core Units


add topic CUFDIG401A Author interactive media*

add topic ICAS5202B Ensure privacy for users

add topic ICPMM581B Manage multimedia production

add topic ICPMM582B Manage multimedia projects

add topic ICPPP411B Undertake a complex design brief

add topic PSPPM502B Manage complex projects

Achieve 8 Elective Units from any of the ICA50905 Elective Cluster lists below

Note: 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.

Elective 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 CUFANM01A Develop and implement designs for animation

add topic CUFANM301A Create 2D digital animation*

add topic CUFANM302A Create 3D 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 ICAB5223B Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills*

add topic ICAB5226B Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

add topic ICAT4242B Perform unit test for a class*


add topic ICAA5035C Research and review hardware technology options for organisations

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

add topic ICAB5165B Create dynamic web pages

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 ICAT4185B Create a website testing procedure

add topic ICAT4186B Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

add topic CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

Multimedia Development

add topic CUFDIG302A Author interactive sequence

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 CUFWRT07A Write an interactive sequence for multimedia

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 CUFCAM501A Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions

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 BSBPMG505A Manage project quality

add topic CUSADM07A Establish and maintain work and contractual relationships

add topic CUSGEN03A Collaborate with colleagues in planning and producing a project

add topic ICAS5102B Establish and maintain client user liaison

Achieve 5 Elective Units Chosen from the Following Sources (Listed in Recommended Order)

from the Elective Cluster units above; and/or

elsewhere in the ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package at Diploma or Advanced Diploma (up to 3 units can be selected at Certificate IV); and/or

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

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


    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

ICA50905 Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a Multimedia Designer. 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:


communicating clear concepts and solutions to complex issues in an unambiguous manner to colleagues and clients

using plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information for example when negotiating with clients

using report writing skills for business, requiring depth in some areas, and analysis and evaluation of information, for example when developing supporting documentation


briefing design team members and allocating work roles to facilitate the orderliness and timeliness of the design process

participating in teams concerned with planning and evaluating the production of multimedia products

Problem Solving

ensuring projects meet client specifications

resolving technical problems by re-designing or amending the brief in consultation with the client

Initiative and Enterprise

making adjustments or recommendations to enhance the design according to the brief and in consultation with the client

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

Planning and Organising

designing the production cycle and project plan for a multimedia product

using project planning skills in relation to scope, time, cost, quality, communications and risk management for example when reviewing user requirements


taking personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others


investigating and becoming conversant with current privacy legislation

providing learning and development opportunities for the project team


identifying technology needs, sourcing, purchasing, installing, configuring and testing multimedia components including software and hardware