Game Development Foundations

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30115

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, Digital Media and technology

New

This course is totally Government Funded for eligible students in Victoria. See more info under MELBOURNE below.

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 12th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $100
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 27th Feb 2019
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wed session
  • Delivered over 2 years
  • 4 Semesters (60 weeks)
  • VETiS course | School delivery
This is an Auspiced Program (Please enquire with your school for all course fees)

  • Commencing 16th Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $100
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

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

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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

Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

  • Commencing 27th Jul 2019
  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Wed session
  • Additional Wednesday session every fortnight
  • 2 Semesters (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

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

  • Commencing 5th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 Semesters (40 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 22nd Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 Semesters (40 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

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

  • Commencing 19th Feb 2019
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Fri session
  • Additional Friday session every fortnight
  • 2 Semesters (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 30th Jul 2019
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Fri session
  • Additional Wednesday session every fortnight
  • 2 Semesters (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

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

This is a 100% online delivered course so there is a reasonable bandwidth speed required (512kbps minimum recommended) and downloads may vary from 60MB – 100MB per week for classes. An initial download of the software will be needed and this is around 9GB.

The minimum suggested computer specifications are:

  • Headset with microphone

Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 8 GB Ram
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card

Mac

  • maxOS 10.13.5 High Sierra
  • Quad-core Intel, 2.5 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 8 GB Ram
  • Metal 1.2 Compatible Graphics Card

If your current computer meets these specifications, you will be able to install and run the software required for your course.

Online students will need the following software to successfully complete the course:

  • A web browser
  • Unreal Engine 4 and the Unreal Launcher available from https://www.unrealengine.com
  • Word processing software (MS Word, OpenOffice, etc)
  • Spreadsheet software (MS Excel, OpenOffice, etc)
  • Adobe Acrobat reader available from www.adobe.com
  • Android Studio 3.1 available from https://developer.android.com/studio
  • Virtual Box available from https://www.virtualbox.org
  • Blue Griffon Web Editor available from http://bluegriffon.org
  • Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband, though ADSL would be sufficient. Beware of the downloads required for each module and ensure your download limits allow for the amounts indicated.

The course contains a series of pdf files (averaging 25kb each, up to 40 – 50 per module ) with some video demonstrations ( averaging 50MB each – there are only a few through the course). There are additional downloads for software and resources used throughout the course and these total to approximately 900mb – split across modules.

Units of Competency

CORE

  • BSBWHS304

    Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

  • BSBSUS401

    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • ICTICT202

    Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment

  • ICTICT301

    Create user documentation

  • ICTICT302

    Install and optimise operating system software

  • ICTSAS301

    Run standard diagnostic tests

ELECTIVES

  • BSBEBU401

    Review and maintain a website

  • ICTWEB201

    Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

  • ICTWEB301

    Create a simple markup language document

  • ICTWEB302

    Build simple websites using commercial programs

  • ICTWEB303

    Produce digital images for the web

  • CUADIG302

    Author interactive sequences

  • CUADIG304

    Create visual design components

  • ICTICT305

    Identify and use current industry specific technology

  • ICTICT306

    Migrate to new technology

  • ICTGAM302

    Design and apply simple textures to digital art

  • ICTPRG301

    Apply introductory programming techniques

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.