Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Course Details - CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media (Parafield Gardens High School)

NASSSA TitleCertificate III in Screen and Media (Game Art Foundations)
QualificationCUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media
RTOAcademy of Interactive Entertainment (National Code 88021)
Host OrganisationParafield Gardens High School
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
Course DescriptionThe Game Art Foundations course will teach students how to develop a game from initial concept to playable demo. Using the Unreal Engine, Maya 3D Modelling, art and blueprints students design a character and assets, implement gameplay mechanics and refine them while learning the entire development pipeline. • Using your concept art, design an interactive playable game • Learn how to define and develop game mechanics • Learn 3D modelling using industry preferred software as well as texturing, animation and lighting • Create animated game characters and assets • Create interactive environments • No prior programming knowledge required • Successful completion awarded with Certificate III in Screen and Media • The Game Art Foundations course teaches students skills in building 3D models from scratch • Throughout the course students create an interactive environment by implementing game mechanics within Unreal Engine 4 with some provided blueprints for developing games quickly. • The Game Art Foundations course is delivered face to face. You will be able to participate in group discussions and team work with your classmates. • Successful completion of the course will allow you to continue to develop games and will build a portfolio for entry into AIE’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses.
PathwaysSuccessful completion of the course will allow you to continue to develop games and will build a portfolio for entry into AIE’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses. Graduates can be found working in some of the world’s leading games studios, independent studios and creating their own digital content through the AIE incubator. Graduates are also sought after in the growing field of ‘gamification’ as well as managing interactive initiatives for training, simulation, customer engagement and advertising. • Game Artist • Concept Art • Technical Artist • Rigger • Animator
Entry RequirementsThere are no prerequisites for this course. Best suited to Year 11 and 12 students..
Other RequirementsStudents are required to bring a book for taking notes, something to write with, USB or external hard drive (8gb or more), headphones (limited head phones provided).
Delivery Location(s)Parafield Gardens High School, 15 Shepherdson Road, Parafield Gardens, SA, 5107
Computer Room C15
Dates and Times34 weekly sessions at Parafield Gardens High School on Tuesdays from 09:00 until 16:00.
Commencement date 11/02/20.
Work Placement0 days
No work placement is required for this qualification.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 70 SACE credits
490 Nominal Hours
Units Of Competency
CoreBSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills40 nominal hours
 BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others20 nominal hours
 CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry20 nominal hours
 BSBDES201Follow a design process40 nominal hours
 BSBDES303Explore and apply creative design process to 3D forms50 nominal hours
 CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas60 nominal hours
 CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations75 nominal hours
 CUAANM303Create 3D digital models75 nominal hours
 CUASOU304Prepare Audio Assets30 nominal hours
 ICTICT308Use advanced features of computer applications40 nominal hours
 BSBDES301 Explore Use of colour40 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Package/Qualification may be updated in 2020 so these competencies may change.
Training Cost$2,800.00 including GST
TGSS is not applicable as the course is delivered by a teacher trainer.
Other CostsTo be advised
Additional costs involve transport to and from excursions.

Students will be expected to dress for this industry. Therefore a course polo shirt with a logo will be supplied as part of the costs. Students must wear their home school uniform top/jumper/jacket until the uniform is distributed. Students will also be expected to wear black pants and black leather shoes.
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $250.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $1,000.00 administration fee. (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   22
Selection ProcessStudents may be required to undertake an interview if interest in this course is high.
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation for all students will be on the first day of training
Public TransportBus: 224F to stop 37, Salisbury Highway. Train: 3 minute walk from Parafield Gardens train stop.
Contact PersonMr Evan Ganiaris, Phone 8258 9855, Email
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Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Parafield Gardens High School

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