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Digital and Interactive Games - Diploma (ICT50215-01V02)
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Study area: Computer Science 
National code: ICT50215  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong West  Full Time  18 Weeks 7-Feb-2018  Wed, Thu 
Features: VET student loans 
Description: This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a variety of skill areas within the digital and interactive games industry. It provides an opportunity to develop the design, graphic/digital media and programming skills required in the development of digital games briefs, either as a small independent specialist or as part of a larger team. The qualification also provides opportunities to work in new and emerging games genres, such as online game development, mobile device gaming, interactive internet and TV game development.

Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong West
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Offering name: Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games 
Offering code: 18WST-013 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Wednesday and Thursday 09:00am to 3:00pm. Days and times are subject to change. Please check your email regularly for updates. 
Hours per week: 10 
Starting from: 7 February 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 3:00pm
About: Information sessions will be held on Monday 11 December at Wollongong Westcampus in room FG48 from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Tuesday 23 January in room FG48 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Teaching staff can be contacted on these days.

Timetable: Days and times are subject to change. Please check your email regularly for updates.

Students will need access to a computer (at least i5 processor, 4GM RAM and 1GB video card), broadband connection, router, networked printer, scanner, Adobe Connect and other relevant technologies such as Microsoft Office. Also it would be advantageous for students to have access to a complex multi-server IT business environment at administrator level (e.g. database administrator) but it is not a requirement for the course.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 650 hours. This includes approximately 180 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required Student Skills:
This is a advanced level game development course. Students will need to be proficient in using multi-server games, coding, algorithm design, game design terminology, Windows based operating system including file maniuplation, hardware and software usage, advanced word processing, spreadsheets, documentation development and internet research.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

As this is a Diploma level course, skills required include essay writing, research and interpretation of information and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, file and folder management. reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills and manage time effectively
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility and to explain how to proceed.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,060
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition.

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

UOS 1/3 ICT50215 18WST-013 18WST-001 $1,354
Start: Monday, 12 February 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 March 2018

UOS 2/3 ICT50215 18WST-013 18WST-002 $1,354
Start: Monday, 26 March 2018 Census Date: Monday, 7 May 2018

UOS 3/3 ICT50215 18WST-013 18WST-003 $1,352
Start: Monday, 7 May 2018 Census Date: Monday, 4 June 2018
Comments: There will be an orientation session on Tuesday 30 January at 9:00am at Wollongong West Campus, Computer Labs, F Block, Ground floor. All students MUST ATTEND this session.

Classes commence on Wednesday 7 February 2018 10:00am, Computer Lab, F Block, Ground Floor, Wollongong West Campus. Required notebook, pen, USB 8GB min for first class. Students will receive additional course information in the first session.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123