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.

DURATION 1 year - Full Time
AIE Incubator | Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning)

Areas of Study

Competency 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
ICTICT807 Direct research and business response to new ICT technology


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

  • Game Engine and Development Frameworks — Unreal Development Kit, Unity Game Engine, Custom game Systems based on OpenGL ES
  • 3D Content & Animation — Maya
  • Project Management & Version Control — Perforce, Asana & Project
  • Design Visualisation — Photoshop and Visio
  • Desktop Office Applications — Microsoft Office Suite


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

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.


For more information on our tuition fees please visit our FEES page. 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 provisional VET Student Loans Provider. For more information please visit our VET Student Loans page