Course Title: Author interactive media

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4278

Course Title: Author interactive media

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to author a complete interactive media product, for example, a whole website. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG401A Author interactive media


1. Identify multimedia elements

2. Identify scope of authoring software

3. Use authoring software

4. Create interactive sequence

5. Evaluate interactive prototype

6. Seek confirmation from relevant personnel to transform prototype into final product

Learning Outcomes

Authors work primarily on client-side technologies. In the construction of dynamic websites, for example, they develop the templates, themes and style sheets for the programmers and technical support team to integrate into the database and install on a web server. Authors also develop forms and form objects, but the scripting for form processing is provided by programmers.

Authors may also use a variety of authoring software to produce complex interactions such as digital simulations, games and puzzles.

In interactive media development, authors are working with a team, including user interface designers, interactive designers, asset creators and server-side programmers.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

   -  development of an integrated and fully functional interactive media product that:

      *  conforms to design specifications

      *  meets W3C Accessibility standards

      *  demonstrates creativity in design solutions

   -  collaborative approach to work.