Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)

Specialising in Games Business

The Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) is a one year course which is a great kick-start for graduates who want to learn how to create their own start-up digital media business. The course is designed to introduce students to the associated entrepreneurial skills required and the opportunities in the rapidly expanding independent games, animation and digital content industry.

Course code BSB80615
Cricos code 090519A
Duration 1 year - Full Time
Intake February 2020
Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) Course | AIE

Areas of Study

Code Competency Title
BSBINN801 Lead innovative thinking and practice
BSBRES801 Initiate and lead applied research
BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation
ICTICT803 Endorse business plan components for a new initiative
BSBLDR803 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
BSBITB801 Implement advanced electronic technologies
BSBINN601 Lead and Manage organisational change
CICTICT807 Direct research and business response to new ICT technology

Software You Will Use

Students utilize industry standard software and resources depending on existing skills and experience. The range of software available for use by students includes:

  • Microsoft Windows, with commercial licensing available for teams who need it
  • Microsoft Office 365. (For on-campus students)

Your Career Opportunities

This course is intended to give students the skills to manage and run their own creative media businesses. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Game / VFX Developer
  • Lead Artist / Programmer / Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Producer
  • Small business entrepreneur
Major Game Project | Game Art and Animation

Entry Requirements

Entry for this Graduate Diploma course is based on completion of one of the relevant qualifications listed below or an equivalent relevant qualification, or combination of academic and/or professional qualifications demonstrating potential to undertake study at this level.

  • Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming)
  • Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

In addition, applicants need to produce

  • Copy of your Year 12 Certificate OR by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and numeracy

An Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and numeracy will show that you have the capability to be successful in this course. AIE can assist you with this assessment process if required and results will be reported to you as soon as practicable. As per the Department of Education and Training guidelines, assessment results are also available to the Department Secretary on request.

Tuition Fees for students commencing February 2020

The tuition fee for this program is $18,500. 

This course is eligible for VET Student Loans, an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees for higher-level vocational education and training (VET) courses. AIE is an approved VET Student Loans Provider.For more information please visit our VET Student Loans page

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

More information on VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements can be found at


Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) specialising in Games Business