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Certificate III In Information, Digital Media And Technology

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

About the Course

Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology (Lightmare Traineeship)

The Certificate III in Information Digital Medial and Technology (Lightmare Traineeship) is a School Based Apprenticeship / Traineeship (SBAT) available to Victorian secondary school students and VCAL students studying at year 10 to year 12. This award winning traineeship has been developed by Lightmare Studios and is delivered in cooperation with Box Hill Institute. The traineeship is designed to introduce you to the Australian Games Design Industry working environment. You will develop foundation drawing and animation skills and knowledge whilst studying at Box Hill Institute and practice these skills during weekly live, supervised online work shifts for Lightmare.

The traineeship runs for 6 months. You will attend at one of Box Hill Institute’s 3 campuses one day per week for 18 weeks, and are paid to undertake two 3.5hr. online work shifts per week over 6 months. Employment shifts are structured around school and personal commitments.

After successful completion of the traineeship you will be awarded the 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 will gain practical skills and knowledge in

  • Communications Skills & 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

This course has been developed in conjunction with Industry to provide you with a true opportunity to undertake part time work in the Australian Games development Industry.

Information And Enrolment Sessions
You can register your expression of interest on the Lightmare Studios website:

Expressions of interests will be invited to a Discovery day to learn more about the program.

You are welcome to attend one of Box Hill Institute’s scheduled Information Sessions. For information regarding upcoming information and enrolment sessions visit the Information Sessions page.

Finance Options
Government Subsidised Place
Payment Plan

Class Days

Intake dates
December 2016 for commencement in January 2017
June 2017 for commencement in July 2017

Course Length
6 months

Off Campus, Workplace, Box Hill, City, Lilydale

Additional Admission Requirements
You must be:

A Victorian Secondary school student aged 15 years and older.
Enrolled in and attending a secondary school or are part of a VCAL program.
Applicants must register interest on the Lightmare Studios Website:

Study Pathways
After successful completion of this course and year 12 studies, you may choose to continue tertiary studies in a Certificate IV, Diploma or Degree program in the area of Games Programming, Digital Media, Marketing, Media Studies, and Animation.

How to Apply
Applicants must register interest on the Lightmare Studios Website:

Applicants can also contact Box Hill Institute on 1300 BOX HILL 1300 273 212 to discuss the program or get dates for the next Discovery Day.

RPL and Advanced Standing
Advanced Standing is approved recognition of prior learning that is displayed as an Exemption (EX) on the student’s academic record. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) takes into account the knowledge and skills you’ve already gained through your previous education and work. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience, and can earn you credit if relevant to your chosen course. Students interested in applying for RPL should discuss this option when enrolling in the course.

Oral presentation
Written assessment
Practical assessment
Project work
Examination or testing
Online assessment
Workplace assessment

This course is government accredited and has national recognition
This course is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Career Outcomes
After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of opportunities such as:
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

Course Structure
Lightmare Working and communicating in the Games industry
OH&S and computer maintenance
PC Fundamentals
3D Modelling
3D Animation


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