Qualification details

ICA40805 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICA40811 - Certificate IV in Digital Media TechnologiesICA40805 core units updated and reduced. Removal of entry requirements and prerequisites. Qualification made more flexible. Elective units added and technical content updated. Range of specialisation clusters reduced from seven (with no specialisation requirements) to three, with specialisation now a requirement. Three specialisation groups: • web development • programming • interactive media. OUTCOMES DEEMED EQUIVALENT. 17/Jul/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 08/Jul/2010

Units of competency

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ICAB5223B - Apply intermediate object-oriented language skillsApply intermediate object-oriented language skillsN/A
CUFCAM03A - Compose camera shots and operate a cameraCompose camera shots and operate a cameraN/A
ICPMM346B - Incorporate video into multimedia presentationsIncorporate video into multimedia presentationsN/A
ICPPP311B - Develop a detailed design conceptDevelop a detailed design conceptN/A
ICAW4214B - Maintain ethical conductMaintain ethical conductN/A
ICPMM321B - Capture a digital imageCapture a digital imageN/A
CUFMEM13A - Incorporate, design and edit digital videoIncorporate, design and edit digital videoN/A
ICAB4225B - Automate processesAutomate processesN/A
ICAA4041C - Determine and confirm client business expectations and needsDetermine and confirm client business expectations and needsN/A
CUFDIG504A - Design gamesDesign gamesN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 232413 Multimedia Designer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2531-79 Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0201 Computer Science 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Multimedia Technology,Graphic Media 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A 3D Games Animator,Multimedia Designer,Multimedia Developer,Digital Video Editor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 232413 Multimedia Designer 08/Jul/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2531-79 Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals Nec 08/Jul/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0201 Computer Science 08/Jul/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 08/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

Not Applicable



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:

  • Design
  • Animation
  • Games Development
  • Website
  • Multimedia Development
  • Digital and Video
  • IT

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
  • Animator
  • Audio/Video Engineer
  • Designer
  • 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

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

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 


BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning

CUFGEN01A Develop and apply industry knowledge

CUFDIG401A Author interactive media

CUSADM08A Address copyright requirements

ICAW4214B Maintain ethical conduct

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 


CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

CUFDIG502A Design web environments

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

CUFMEM10A Design and create a multimedia interface

ICPPP311B Develop a detailed design concept


CUFANM302A Create 3D digital animation

CUFANM301A Create 2D digital animation

CUFIMA05A Create 3D digital models and images

Games Development 

CUFDIG504A Design games

ICAA4058B Apply skills in object-oriented design

ICAB4075B Use a library or pre-existing components

ICAB4219B Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

ICAB4224B Apply mathematical techniques for software development

ICAB4225B Automate processes

ICAT4242B Perform unit test for a class

ICAB5223B Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills


ICAB4135B Create a simple mark-up language document to specification

ICAB4137B Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages

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

ICAI4189B Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards

ICAT4183B Confirm accessibility of website design for people with special needs

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

Multimedia Development 

CUFDIG501A Coordinate the testing of interactive media products

CUFMEM10A Design and create a multimedia interface

CUFDIG505A Design information architecture

CUFWRT601A Write scripts

ICPKN315B Apply knowledge and requirements of the multimedia sector

Digital and Video 

CUFCAM01A Set up and operate a basic video camera

CUFCAM03A Compose camera shots and operate a camera

CUFMEM13A Incorporate, design and edit digital video

ICPMM321B Capture a digital image

ICPMM346B Incorporate video into multimedia presentations


ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

ICAB4225B Automate processes

ICAD4043B Develop and present a feasibility report

ICAD4217B Create technical documentation

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)

Prerequisite Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements 

There are no specific prerequisites for ICA05 core units in this qualification, however prerequisite arrangements for non-ICA05 core and any elective units should be checked with the originating Training Package.