About this course
Ignite your interest in digital media with this unique school-based traineeship aimed at students in Year 10 or 11, or those studying VCE or VCAL. Offered by The Gordon through a blended delivery mode, this 18-week program includes online and on-campus training and part-time work in a virtual environment, and will develop your skills in interactive design, game design and digital media.
As a participant in this traineeship, you’ll be employed (and paid!) by Lightmare Studies to create digital art for their online games, allowing you to gain practical, hands-on skills, learn to work in a professional environment and potentially gain credit towards your VCE.
Study areas include 2D animation, 3D design and animation, design processes, social media and computer skills, 3D software, design planning and creation and professional etiquette.
As a Lightmare Studies employee, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your design and media skills to real commercial projects in the video game industry.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Team projects
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Possess an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be assessed prior to course intake
- Possess basic computer skills
- Be at least 15 years old and attending a Victorian secondary school or VCAL
- Be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for six months or more
- Attend an interview
- Possess demonstrated interest in the field
- Complete an online application via the Lightmare Studios website and attend a ‘Discovery Day’ at your nearest partner TAFE on a school day agreed by your school – this session will allow you to try example tasks from the program in 3D modelling, find out about the program in more detail and attend a one-on-one interview with a Lightmare Training Liaison (rural students may be interviewed online or over the phone)
- Students who have completed, or are currently studying, a Certificate III traineeship or course or higher qualification may not be eligible to apply
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this digital media course, the units of competency you may study include:
- BSBCRT301A – Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
- CUSOHS301A – Follow occupational health and safety procedures
- CUFIND301B – Work effectively in the screen and media industries
- BSBCRT101A – Apply critical thinking techniques
- CUFANM302A – Create 3D digital animations
- CUFANM303A – Create 3D digital models
- CUFDIG304A – Create visual design components
- BSBDES302A – Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
- BSBDES303A – Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
- BSBDES201A – Follow a design process
- CUFSOU301A – Prepare audio assets
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: