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Offering Info

Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

  • National Course Code: ICT50215
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT50215-01V03-19STL-421

Location – St Leonards College

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

18

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a variety of skill areas within the digital and interactive games industry. It provides an opportunity to develop the design, graphic/digital media and programming skills required in the development of digital games briefs, either as a small independent specialist or as part of a larger team. The qualification also provides opportunities to work in new and emerging games genres, such as online game development, mobile device gaming, interactive internet and TV game development.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
This diploma offer is designed for people who have completed the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.
There are 2 streams offered - Programming and Games Art. Games Design is incorporated in both streams.

On completion, Programming stream students can articulate into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Games Development in Macquarie University and students from the Games Art stream, into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts. Or students can continue to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Development) to join the Incubator Program.

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 planned for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 to 4:00pm.

INFORMATION SESSION
There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time.? Please contact campus for more information.

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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.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual 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

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

Find out more about VET Student Loans at: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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

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

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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
ICTGAM523 Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
ICTGAM503 Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game
ICTGAM501 Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
ICTGAM530 Develop and implement physics in a 3-D digital game
ICTGAM508 Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media
ICTGAM520 Create and combine 3-D digital games and components
ICTGAM525 Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
ICTGAM526 Create complex 3-D characters for games
ICTGAM521 Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games
ICTGAM507 Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media
ICTGAM511 Manage testing of games and interactive media
ICTGAM510 Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes
ICTGAM519 Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTGAM514 Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment
ICTGAM504 Manage interactive media production
ICTGAM516 Animate a 3-D character for digital games
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTPRG425 Use structured query language

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

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

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