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22 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
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.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 1 July 2020||6.00pm to 7.00pm||Join Information Session here|
|Wednesday, 22 July 2020||6.00pm to 7.00pm||Join Information Session here|
|Wednesday, 29 July 2020||6.00pm to 7.00pm||<a href=Join Information Session here|
This is a Full Time Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 22 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Research, assignment preparation, private study. (independent study, research, practice and assignments)
This course is taught face to face on campus, with elements of connected classes online, with live teachers and classmates on interactive webinars. If there are Covid restrictions there might be a larger percentage of online training. Either way, we will ensure you get all the skills, knowledge and experience you are after.
FREE SAMPLE CLASS in GAME DEVELOPMENT
Log into our free sample classes to gain skills and knowledge that will help your Game Development career. https://tafensw.info/ultimo-music-info-sessions
Be sure to put them in your calendar:
Wednesday 1 July at 10:00am to 1:00pm or Wednesday 29 July at 10:00am to 1:00pm
For help please call Customer Service on 131 601.
GAME PROGRAMMING is the focus of this Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
We also offer this course with a focus on GAMES ART Both versions of the course contain Programming and Game Art, so you will be well rounded, while working to your strengths (Programming or Game Art). For help deciding which version to take, please attend one of our information sessions listed below, or contact us.
Our Game Development courses are hands-on. You will create real, functional games as part of your course. The software and skills are taught by current developers from the industry who are passionate about games. The main games engine used is Unity. Besides learning how to develop and produce games, you will also learn project management and professional skills related to games.
On completion, you can articulate into university, or continue to our "Incubator Program", which is the the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media focused on Game Development. In Advanced Diploma we will help you create a more professional level game and pitch it to industry.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
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 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.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
Students will be required to purchase a portable hard drive (at least 500 GB). Aproximate cost $80.
Find out more about 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 above. 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.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
|BSBWHS403||Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes|
|ICTGAM501||Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media|
|ICTGAM503||Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game|
|ICTGAM523||Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments|
|ICTICT419||Work effectively in the digital media industry|
|CUADIG502||Design digital applications|
|ICTGAM504||Manage interactive media production|
|ICTGAM507||Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media|
|ICTGAM508||Develop complex 3-D software for games and interactive media|
|ICTGAM510||Prepare games for different platforms and delivery modes|
|ICTGAM511||Manage testing of games and interactive media|
|ICTGAM515||Design and create advanced particles, fluids and bodies for 3-D digital effects|
|ICTGAM528||Create games for mobile devices|
|ICTGAM529||Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environment|
|ICTGAM530||Develop and implement physics in a 3-D digital game|
|ICTPRG532||Apply advanced object-oriented language skills|
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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