C5384 - Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

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Plan: C5384 - Diploma of Digital Media Technologies
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The approach to learning and assessment for this program includes both structured and unstructured forms of training delivery. 

Structured training
Structured training involves teacher directed learning and assessment activities. These activities can be either supervised or unsupervised: 

Structured supervised activities include:
Work placement hours that are directly supervised by an RMIT trainer or assessor
Structured online learning activities where there is real time access to your teachers e.g. online lectures, teacher led discussions and online activities.
Face-to-face learning e.g. tutorials, lectures, scheduled classes.
Assessment where there is an RMIT assessor present.

Structured unsupervised activities include:
Teacher directed hours that contribute to achieving unit of competency/ course outcomes but that are not directly supervised by an RMIT trainer or assessor. E.g. Set preparation for class, assignment work, online exercises, set reading, mandatory work experience, field placement.

Unstructured training
Unstructured training involves learner directed activities such as research, reading, investigation, online collaboration, practice tests or preparing for assessments. It can also include practice of technical skills, industry familiarisation and work experience (not directly linked to an assessment of course competencies). 

The structured hours in this program are 1179, of which 672 are directly supervised.

The number of unstructured hours in a program will vary, depending on the learner, but the anticipated unstructured hours in this program are approximately 120

Successful completion of this program requires that you demonstrate that you are competent in 18 units of competency. For learning and assessment purposes some of these units have been grouped together. The table below indicates which of the 18 units are delivered together.

Unit Code and Title Core/Elective
Cluster - Animation 1  
ICTGAM514 Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
Cluster - Interactive 1  
ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification Elective
CUADIG502 Design digital applications Elective
Cluster - Graphic Design 1  
CUAPHI504 Employ specialised imaging technologies Elective
CUAGRD401 Research and apply graphic design techniques Elective
Cluster - Media Production 1  
ICTPMG501 Managed ICT Projects Core
ICTDMT501 Incorporate and edit digital video Elective
Cluster - Animation 2  
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects Elective
ICTGAM504 Manage interactive media production Core
Cluster - Interactive 2  
ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface Elective
ICTPRG409 Develop mobile applications Elective
Cluster - Graphic Design 2  
ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry Core
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions Elective
Cluster - Media Production 2  
ICTICT515 Verify client business requirements - WIL Core
CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings Elective
Cluster - ICT Workplace Environment 2  
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Core
CTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Core

Learning is conducted in the following types of environments:

  • computer labs – practical classes held in labs that contain industry standard Apple Mac computers and a range of software.
  • auditoriums – industry speakers and graduates are invited to share their experiences and provide students with valuable insider information.
  • studio – group projects are undertaken in computer labs, reflecting a professional studio production experience.

In addition to computer labs, you have access to cutting-edge production equipment including HD video, professional audio and imaging equipment.

Your learning experience will involve:

In-class activities:

  • teacher guided instruction
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • independent project based work
  • workshopping of students’ own projects
  • screenings
  • guest lectures

Out-of-class activities will include:

  • online activities
  • project work
  • independent investigation
  • independent study

You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the program and you will be assessed by folio submission as well as skills demonstration. Some assessments will be group based but many projects will be individually conducted and assessed. Your assessment tasks may also include presentations, reports, assignments, and projects. Assessment tasks and the form of assessment will be identified in your course guides. Your course guides will also indicate whether grading is applied to an assessment task after competency is established. To access these, please go to the Program Structure section of this Program Guide, select which course you would like to look at and then select which term you would like to view.

General Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants’ skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work; committee responsibilities; family duties; hobbies). If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may wish to apply for RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program.

Students with disabilities and/or long term medical conditions
If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;

and in addition:

  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.

The WIL nominated course for this program is:

  • ICTICT515 Verify client business requirements
    In this course you will experience the process of working collaboratively which reflects the team-based environments that exist within the digital media industry.

If you are working, particularly in a job which is related to your studies, you will also be learning while at work and may have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses. Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence of competency, and an RMIT University assessor can visit your workplace to observe your work practice.


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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 18 units - 7 core units and 11 elective units.

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C5384 Courses

C5384 Core Units - Select ALL Seven (7) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Originate and develop concepts (BSBCRT501) 30 GEDU6115C City Campus
Ensure a safe workplace (BSBWHS501) 60 OHTH5955C City Campus
Manage interactive media production (ICTGAM504) 40 COSC7383C City Campus
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment (ICTICT418) 40 COSC7384C City Campus
Work effectively in the digital media industry (ICTICT419) 30 GEDU6172C City Campus
Verify client business requirements (ICTICT515) 40 COSC7385C City Campus
Manage ICT projects (ICTPMG501) 80 BUSM8847C City Campus
C5384 Elective Units - Select Eleven (11) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Build a graphical user interface (ICTICT406) 20 COSC7386C City Campus
Design digital applications (CUADIG502) 50 COSC6213C City Campus
Employ specialised imaging technologies (CUAPHI504) 70 VART6480C City Campus
Incorporate and edit digital video (ICTDMT501) 50 VART6430C City Campus
Design animation and digital visual effects (CUAANM503) 80 VART5093C City Campus
Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment (ICTGAM514) 50 COSC7387C City Campus
Create a markup language document to specification (ICTWEB429) 20 COSC7388C City Campus
Develop mobile applications (ICTPRG409) 50 COSC7389C City Campus
Produce typographic design solutions (CUAGRD503) 60 GRAP6366C City Campus
Produce sound recordings (CUASOU504) 100 VART6417C City Campus
Research and apply graphic design techniques (CUAGRD401) 50 GRAP6367C City Campus

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Program transition plan

Due to the release of the new ICT Training Package, ICT50915 has been superseded. Students who are enrolled in the current program must complete all the requirements by the end of 2021 to graduate with the current qualification.

A new qualification CUA51020 - Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects) will be offered from semester 1, 2022.

The new qualification will ensure that RMIT continues to deliver the same interactive and gaming content.

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