Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Get your career game on! Our information, digital media and technology course is a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT) available to Victorian secondary school students and VCAL students studying Year 10 to Year 12.
Lightmare Studios developed this award-winning traineeship, which we co-deliver. Our information, digital media and technology traineeship introduces you to the Australian games design industry and its unique working environment. Develop foundation drawing and animation skills and knowledge while you study at Box Hill Institute then practise these skills during weekly live supervised online work shifts with Lightmare.
During our games design course you’ll study at either the Nelson campus, City campus or attend from home with the regional option, 1 day per week for 30 weeks. You’ll also be paid to undertake 2×3.5-hour online work shifts per week over 8 months, with work structured around your school and personal commitments. All students are required to attend 1 day of face-to-face delivery at the city or nelson campus during the school break.
Following successful completion of our games design course you’ll have a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, and are eligible for a 10% block credit towards your VCE ATAR outcome (further details are available on the VCAA website under SBAT).
You’ll gain practical skills and knowledge in:
- working in the games industry
- 2D concept sketching
- creating pixel art
- creating 2D animation
- building 3D models
- texturing and animating 3D models
- creating your own 3D character
- developing a 3D walk cycle
Developed in conjunction with industry, our games design course provides you with a real opportunity to work part-time in the Australian games development industry.
PT: 8 months
|Campuses||Off Campus, Workplace, Box Hill, City, Lilydale|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$170.00|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
January and July
Part time: 8 months (you'll attend 1 day per week on campus at Box Hill Institute or online for regional delivery)
- be a Victorian secondary school student aged 15 years and older
- be enrolled in and attending a secondary school or a VCAL program
- employed with Lightmare Studios
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Successful completion of our games design course and year 12 studies will enable you to enrol in a certificate IV, diploma or degree in the area of games programming, digital media, marketing, media studies and animation
Direct entry via Lightmare
Once you submit your expression of interest on the Lightmare website, we'll invite you to a discovery day to learn more about the program (conducted in May and October). You'll then need to attend an enrolment session in the month prior to the start of your course.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
After successful completion of our games design course you can apply for a range of opportunities such as being an:
- assistant animator in the games industry in a small, medium or large games development company
- assistant games designer
- assistant digital media author/designer
- assistant digital media developer/programmer
- assistant web media designer
- assistant interaction media developer
- support digital media developer
- support digital media development technician
|ICTICT203||OPERATE APPLICATION SOFTWARE PACKAGES||60.0|
|ICTICT301||CREATE USER DOCUMENTATION||20.0|
|ICTSAS301||RUN STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC TESTS||20.0|
|ICTICT302||INSTALL AND OPTIMISE OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE||20.0|
|ICTICT308||USE ADVANCED FEATURES OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS||40.0|
|ICTSAS303||CARE FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE||20.0|
|ICTGAM302||DESIGN AND APPLY SIMPLE TEXTURES TO DIGITAL ART||50.0|
|ICTICT305||IDENTIFY AND USE CURRENT INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES||60.0|
|ICPDMT346||INCORPORATE VIDEO INTO MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS||40.0|