Turn your passion for gaming into a career! This is the perfect entry level qualification to start your career in Interactive Gaming and will provide the skills and knowledge to support the design, development and programming of basic digital games briefs as part of a larger development team. This course will cover topic areas such as Game Design, Storyboarding, Script Writing, Code Maintenance, Automation and more! After successful completion of this course you could gain employment as an Assistant Animator, Web designer support, games developer support, Assistant designer and more.
This course covers 16 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.
||Vendor Neutral Courses
- Microsoft .NET Framework
- Microsoft C#.NET Language
- Introduction to Unity 5
- Welcome to Developing Games
- Writing Research Papers
- Introduction to Unity 5
- Utilising Unity 5 Development Environment
- Foundations of Programming: Object Oriented Design
- Scripting Unity with C#
- GIMP Essential Training
- Build a Match 3 Game with Unity
- Creating a Short Film
- Creating a Storyboard
- Real Time Strategy and Artificial Intelligence
- Introduction to Copyright
- Ethics in Leadership
- Introduction to Business Analysis
- Project Management
- Designing a Presentation
- Getting Your Point Across
- Introduction to Customer Service
- Planning a Web Design Portfolio: Getting a Job
- Privacy, Copyright, Ethics
- Business Needs Analysis
- Translate Business Needs
- Enterprise Strategic Direction
- Writing Technical Documents
- Introduction to Project Management Principles
- Project Integration
- Articulate, Present and Debate Ideas
- Work Health and Safety
- Service Desk Analyst
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments such as digital media, games development, animation, graphics design or similar roles.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.
Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.
Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.
IT students also have access to the Lynda.com and Pluralsight.com online training library. These provide a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.
This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification.
All participants will require the following hardware and software:
- Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)
- Browser Mozilla Firefox 3 (or higher)
- Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
- Operating System Microsoft Windows 7, 8 (or higher)
- Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
- Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
- Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
- RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
- Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
- Adobe Flash Player 10 (current version recommended)
- Adobe Reader 9 (or higher)
Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities. Omitting these optional activities does not affect course completion.
**NOTE: There is a requirement to download and install game editing software Unity5, and drawing/animation software Blender. The student’s computer must have the minimum requirements for this software.
The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma.
The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance
|BSBWHS304||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTICT419||Work effectively in the digital media industry|
|ICTGAM401||Produce an interactive game|
|ICTGAM407||Write scripts for interactive games|
|ICTGAM402||Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing|
|ICTGAM405||Write story and content for digital games|
|ICTGAM403||Create design documents for interactive games|
|ICTGAM404||Apply artificial intelligence in game development|
|ICTPRG301||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTGAM406||Create visual design components for interactive games|
|ICTICT406||Build a graphical user interface|
|ICTPRG406||Apply introductory object-oriented language skills|
|ICTPRG415||Apply skills in object-oriented design|
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- 2D/3D artist support
- Assistant animator
- Assistant designer
- Assistant graphic/media designer
- Assistant PC games programmer
- Digital media developer support
- Games developer support
- Interactive media developer support
- Web designer support
This qualification covers the learning content for the following Vendor Certification:
- Microsoft.NET Framework
- Microsoft C#.NET Language
All recommended learning materials for this certification is provided in this Upskilled Certificate. Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product, along with studying these materials.
Pathways from the qualification:
ICT50215 Diploma of Digital Interactive Games; a range of other ICT Diploma or Vocational Certificate qualifications; or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.
For information about Pathways to University, click here.
* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
Price and Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,270
Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $38 a week! Total course cost: $3,850
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Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled click here.
If you're a NSW resident, why not find out now if you're eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy?
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374
Government Funding and Incentives
At both state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants find that their courses are heavily subsidised*.
*Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice is determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
Centrelink Financial Support Services
This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. Click here for more info.