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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games

  • National Course Code: ICT40915
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40915-01V03-19STL-421

Location – St Leonards Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week

18

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in supporting the design, development and programming of basic digital games briefs as part of a larger development team. The qualification has a small suite of core units with an opportunity to select units from specialist groups of electives across the different artistic or programming fields of the industry.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

Fees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/fees

Payment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00
Number Title
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
CUAANM301 Create 2D digital animations
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUADRA201 Develop drawing skills
ICTGAM301 Apply simple modelling techniques
ICTGAM302 Design and apply simple textures to digital art
ICTGAM303 Review and apply the principles of animation
ICTGAM401 Produce an interactive game
ICTGAM404 Apply artificial intelligence in game development
ICTGAM409 Create 3-D characters for interactive games
ICTGAM410 Develop 3-D components for interactive games
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software
ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface
ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry
ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components
ICTPRG414 Apply introductory programming skills in another language
ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTPRG417 Apply mathematical techniques for software development
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
This course is open to everyone with a passion for developing video games and has no skill entry requirements.
There will be 2 streams offered - Programming and Games Art. Games Design is incorporated in both streams.

In addition to attending classes three days per week, you can expect to do from 8 to 20 hours of work outside of class per week, depending on a range of factors such as prior experience.
Classes are tentatively timetabled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-4pm.

GAME DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL MEDIA INFORMATION SESSION
To meet the teaching staff and get course and career advice, please attend one of the following information sessions at St Leonards Campus 215 Pacific Highway St Leonards, Building J, Room J204.
Thursday 30 May at 6:00 pm
Thursday 6 June at 6:00 pm
Thursday 13 June at 6:00 pm
Thursday 20 June at 6:00 pm
Thursday 27 June at 6:00 pm
Monday 22 July at 10:00 am

Alternatively, you can email emmanuel.vaccaro@tafensw.edu.au or phone 0478 718 018 with your queries.

GAME DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL MEDIA FREE SAMPLE CLASSES:
Come in and try some free lessons to see how you like digital media and game development, plus meet our brilliant teaching staff, get course advice and career guidance at St Leonards Campus 215 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, Building J, Room J211.
Monday 24 June 2019 at 9:00am to 12:00pm or Wed 26 June, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM


MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Did you know as a TAFE NSW student you have unlimited access to Lynda.com which is an online library of video courses in software, design, technology, communication, learning and business. These skills can help you to achieve your study goals. Visit the Student Portal to get started.
You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class over 3 days per week for 18 weeks. Classes may take place between Monday and Friday; between 9am and 6pm.
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible

GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI.

Find out more about applying and enrolling: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/applying-enrolling

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

St Leonards Campus
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601

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