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

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.

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

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 13th Feb 2018
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST | Tues session
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 pm AEST | Tues, Thu session
  • 1 day + 1 evening session or 2 evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3200
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600

  • Commencing 16th Jul 2018
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon session
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon, Wed session
  • 1 day + 1 evening session or 2 evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3200
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($60).

Hardware Requirements

The minimum computer specifications that we recommend for Certificate courses are:

  • i5 microprocessor
  • 8 GB ram
  • 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 4GB.
  • Headset with microphone

The minimum suggested computer specifications are:

  • i7 microprocessor
  • 8 GB ram
  • 6 series NVidia graphics card
  • 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 4GB.
  • Headset with microphone

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

Software Requirements

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

  • https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/community/ - Microsoft Visual Studio Community
  • A web browser
  • Word processing software (MS Word, OpenOffice, etc)
  • Adobe Acrobat reader available from www.adobe.com
  • A 64mb or larger thumb drive

Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband, though dial-up 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 - approximately 40 – 50 per module ) with some video tutorials ( averaging 10kb each – there are only a few through the course). There are additional downloads for software used throughout the course and these total to approximately 900mb – split between the first and the last module.

 

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.

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