Creative Arts

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Digital media
  • 3D modelling
  • 2D animation

Certificate III in Media (Digital)

Enter this exciting media sector, with its fresh and vivid audience engagement. Through this qualification, you will learn the introductory skills of digital media such as 2D and 3D digital animations and models.

Course Overview

Course Code:CT40 (National ID: CUF30107) 
Careers:Further study opportunities in animation and digital games  

Offered in Semester One.  Takes six months (1 semester) full time.  Approximately 20 hours per week.

How:Full time 

Intake:Semester 1 
International study available:Yes 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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This Certificate III provides the foundation skills needed for further study or entry level employment in a digital media industry. You'll learn to work to a deadline and become familiar with digital media trends and technology.

This Certificate III course covers a broad range of units, opening up fields including digital art, 2D animation, 3D modelling, video and visual effects, and games development.

With further study you may choose to specialise in various areas including animation and games development.

View our brochure to see the career pathways for our interactive media courses.

Where this course can lead you

Digital media is a large and evolving industry and employment prospects are good. Job opportunities in digital media exist all over the world.

Your Certificate III in Media (Digital) prepares you for further study opportunities in animation and digital games. With further study you could take advantage of Central's University Pathways program or gain employment in animation and games development.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's media qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

During this course you will be introduced to a range of skills:

  • Drawing

  • 2D animation using Flash

  • 3D modelling using 3Ds Max

  • Game Design using Unity

  • Create graphics using PhotoShop

  • Video editing using Premiere Pro

  • Writing for the screen

Certificate III in Media (Digital) is a hands-on, production based course centred on getting you on track to your digital media career.

Connected with industry

Many of our lecturers are industry professionals, who bring in the latest skills and knowledge.

Industry standard software is used.

Course Structure

Description:Complete 11 units; 3 core and 8 elective units 

Available Groups


Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.

NumberNational IDTitle
D0645BSBCRT301ADevelop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
D2954CUSOHS301AFollow occupational health and safety procedures
D4355CUFIND301BWork effectively in the screen and media industries


Description: Learners to complete 8 elective units.

NumberNational IDTitle
D0660BSBDES302AExplore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
D1064CUFANM301ACreate 2D digital animations
D1065CUFANM302ACreate 3D digital animations
D1107CUFDIG301APrepare video assets
D1108CUFDIG302AAuthor interactive sequences
D1195CUFWRT301AWrite content for a range of media
D8122ICAWEB302ABuild simple websites using commercial programs
S7599CUVACD301AProduce drawings to communicate ideas

Information for international students

Studying as an international student at Central

Central is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 international students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the inaugural winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award and were again given this award in 2011 and 2013.

Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.

As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.

We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs. Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding. 

Visit our international pages to find out more about studying at Central and life in Perth.

Find out from international students about their experiences studying at Central.

Find out about applying to study at Central as an International student.

Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G


Getting into this course


Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate developed communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.


The Application Process

The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.

Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.

Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

Fee information

The domestic fee structure for 2014 has been amended. We will publish the fees as soon as possible. In the meantime, please visit this page for information regarding the changes.

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