Qualification details

ICA40811 - Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICA40805 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)ICA40805 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
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICT40815 - Certificate IV in Digital Media TechnologiesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCRT401A - Articulate, present and debate ideasArticulate, present and debate ideas N/A
BSBOHS302B - Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processesParticipate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes N/A
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
CUFANM301A - Create 2D digital animationsCreate 2D digital animations N/A
CUFANM302A - Create 3D digital animationsCreate 3D digital animations N/A
CUFANM402A - Create digital visual effectsCreate digital visual effects N/A
CUFCAM301A - Shoot material for screen productionsShoot material for screen productions N/A
CUFDIG401A - Author interactive mediaAuthor interactive media N/A
CUFPOS401A - Edit screen content for fast turnaroundEdit screen content for fast turnaround N/A
CUFPOS402A - Manage media assetsManage media assets N/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 0299 Other Information Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Graphic Media,Multimedia Technology 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Multimedia Developer,Multimedia Designer,Animation Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 232413 Multimedia Designer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2531-79 Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals Nec 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0299 Other Information Technology 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 18/Jul/2011 
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Modification History



Release 1

This Qualification first released with ICA11 Information and Communications Technology Training Package version 1.0


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent to design, develop and use digital media technologies as an assistant information and communications technology (ICT) specialist working independently or as part of a larger development team.

Job roles 

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • assistant animator
  • assistant designer
  • assistant digital media author
  • assistant digital media designer
  • assistant digital media developer
  • assistant digital media programmer
  • assistant web designer
  • interaction media developer
  • support digital media developer
  • support digital media development technician.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA30111


  • with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of digital media work environments in digital media development, administration or management.

Pathways from the qualification 

ICA50911 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies, or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority. There may be some alignment with industry standard certification competencies.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification 


  • using plain English communication and literacy skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information
  • documenting work and producing technical reports


  • consulting with work team to review proposed changes against current and future business requirements
  • working collaboratively with team members in an IT environment


  • analysing digital media technology and software requirements
  • diagnosing application and software problems and identifying solutions

Initiative and enterprise

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

Planning and organising

  • planning and developing a digital media design that meets project specific actions


  • taking responsibility for own output in relation to specified quality standards
  • applying environmentally sustainable work practices
  • meeting copyright, ethical and privacy standards in the areas of security, legal, moral and ethical practice


  • maintaining knowledge of digital media tools and software applications
  • obtaining client evaluation and feedback
  • keeping up-to-date and maintaining own competence


  • selecting and using software and hardware diagnostic tools for digital media contexts and environments
  • using digital media tools to design and develop website, online, interactive tools and applications

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17 

7 core units  plus 

10 elective units 

The elective units consist of:

  • 5 units from one of the following specialist groups:
  • Group A Web development
  • Group B Programming
  • Group C Interactive media
  • of the remaining units:
  • up to 5 may be from the specialist elective groups below or from Group D general elective units below or elsewhere in ICA11
  • up to 3 may be from elsewhere in ICA11 or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units 

BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBOHS302B Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

CUFDIG401A Author interactive media

ICAICT404A Use online learning tools

ICAICT418A Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

ICAICT419A Work effectively in the digital media industry

ICAPMG401A Support small scale IT projects

Specialist elective units 

Group A Web development 

ICAWEB301A Create a simple markup language document

ICAWEB402A Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs

ICAWEB406A Create website testing procedures

ICAWEB407A Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

ICAWEB409A Develop cascading style sheets

ICAWEB411A Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages

ICAWEB412A Produce interactive web animation

ICAWEB414A Design simple web page layouts

ICAWEB415A Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages

ICAWEB421A Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards

ICAWEB425A Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data

Group B Programming 

ICAPRG301A Apply introductory programming techniques

ICAPRG402A Apply query language

ICAPRG405A Automate processes

ICAPRG406A Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

ICAPRG407A Write script for software applications

ICAPRG412A Configure and maintain databases

ICAPRG414A Apply introductory programming skills in another language

Group C Interactive media 

CUFANM301A Create 2D digital animations

CUFANM302A Create 3D digital animations

CUFANM402A Create digital visual effects

CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions

CUFPOS401A Edit screen content for fast turnaround

CUFPOS402A Manage media assets

CUFPPM404A Create storyboards

CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

CUFSOU301A Prepare audio assets

ICADMT401A Create visual design components for digital media

ICADMT402A Produce interactive animation

ICADMT403A Produce and edit digital images

ICAGAM401A Produce an interactive game

ICAGAM403A Create design documents for interactive games

ICAGAM405A Write story and content for digital games

ICAGAM413A Design and create 3-D digital models

General elective units 

Group D 

ICAICT408A Create technical documentation

ICAICT417A Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ICADBS412A Build a database

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