Game Development Foundations

Certificate III in Information Technology ICT30120

The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools and techniques for game development.

The course covers:

  • Use C# to develop games in Unity 3D
  • Learn about game mechanics and how to implement them
  • Create games faster as you learn rapid prototyping
  • Explore  Unity3D’s components and scripting to generate levels, special effects, user interface and game logic
  • Import artwork assets for games
  • Manage projects using version control and collaboration tools
  • Successful completion awarded with Certificate III in Information technology

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This course may be eligible for State Government funding.

See information under each campus intake.

During the course you will develop two games and a web page to display them; the first game introduces you to development in Unity3D. The final production allows you, in small teams or individually, to create the concept, manage the scope, integrate art assets and test a game.

The project based modules ensure that you gain practical skills that can be used in game development beyond the course. Unity3D has plugins which export apps and games for IOS and Android mobile devices (additional software and licencing required).

The Game Development Foundations course is delivered face to face and also online, using Adobe Connect, allowing you see and interact in real time with your lecturer and class mates. You will be able to participate in group discussions and team work easily through a web browser. Each session will also be recorded allowing you to never miss a class discussion. You can also interact in class sessions from a variety of mobile platforms.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to continue to develop games and will build a portfolio for entry into AIE’s Advanced Diploma level courses.

Course Fees and Start Dates

Please see course start dates and associated fees below.
Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.

  • Commencing 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $3390
  • Government subsidised concession: $950
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 18th Jul 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $3390
  • Government subsidised concession: $950
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

** If you are studying a VETiS course, your course fee will be determined by your school.

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 14th Feb 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • ** THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL **
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: $450

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 7th Feb 2023
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Tues session
  • 1 x day session per week, delivered ONLINE
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: $250

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 18th Jul 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: 450

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

For more information about SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO) and eligibility criteria please visit this link - Government Funding Information

  • Commencing 9th Feb 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Thu session
  • 1 x day session per week
  • 4 Semesters (60 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (31 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

Units of Competency

CORE

  • BSBCRT301

    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

  • ICTPRG302

    Apply introductory programming techniques

  • ICTICT313

    Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

  • BSBXCS303

    Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information

  • BSBXTW301

    Work in a team

  • ICTSAS305

    Provide ICT advice to clients

ELECTIVES

  • ICTPRG430

    Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

  • ICTICT302

    Install and optimise operating system software

  • ICTSAS308

    Run standard diagnostic tests

  • ICTPRG435

    Write scripts for software applications

  • ICTGAM420

    Produce interactive games

  • BSBITU211

    Produce digital text documents

Reserve your place

This is a direct entry course, no portfolio or interview is necessary.

Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.