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Launch your career in digital media

Make a start on your career in the media industry with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the foundation skills needed to work in a number of roles within digital media, animation, film and sound production. This course will give you the core foundation skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to create content for a range of media, design visual components, follow the design process, as well as develop and expand your critical and creative thinking skills. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the guidance needed to prepare you for a career in media.

Attaining this qualification will qualify you to work in a variety of roles as either a website designer/developer, games designer, 3D modeller/animator, video editor, photo editor or sound editor.

Successful completion of this course provides educational pathways into the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design or Bachelor of Media Arts and Production with credits awarded for units completed.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast uses Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition, and Dreamweaver) as well as Autodesk animation products such as Maya and 3ds max.

Students will have access to the latest Apple Macintosh and Windows PC platforms.

Topics include:

  • Digital imaging with Photoshop
  • Video and sound editing with Premiere Pro and Audition
  • 3D modelling and animation with Maya
  • Web design with Dreamweaver
  • HTML and CSS coding

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$10,150 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 12 months / 2 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $12,010

Student Loan Available

07 5581 8300

No matter your question,
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How to enrol

Blake Houlihan

State of the art equipment channels creative expression

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has provided me with so many opportunities to build my portfolio and kick start my career. It has allowed me to express my creative desires and see them form into a polished product through the guidance of my instructors and state of the art equipment.

Blake Houlihan
Diploma of Screen and Media

Multi-million dollar Creative hub

This location is the quintessential home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie makers. This $26 million state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience in the region. State-of-the-art technologies such as sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities.

Learn more about TAFE Queensland's Coomera Campus

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Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera 1 Feb 2018 Full time / 2 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

The following entry requirements are historically indicative of a successful application thus demonstrating the applicant's ability to cope with the program workload:

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Mature aged students who are unable to provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate will need to submit a detailed work history or resume prior to enrolment.
  • Students under 18 years of age by application.

Basic computer skills should include:

  • A reasonable working knowledge of a personal computer running Windows and/or MAC operating system
  • File management
  • Ability to logically organise files in directories
  • File creation, saving and version control
  • Utilisation of internal and external storage devices
  • Internet skills including searching, emailing, opening and saving of attachments
  • Basic word processing
  • Application help menu utilisation

VET Student Loan (VSL) - All applicants enrolling into this Diploma using the VET Student Loan option must provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate or an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 4 qualification or above issued in Australia.  Applicants that are not able to produce a copy of this document are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test before enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

TAFE will provide access to:

  • Photocopier (pay per use)
  • Learning environment - classrooms, editing suites, drawing rooms, studio space, tables, chairs, whiteboards, overhead projectors, video and still camera equipment, audio recording equipment, backdrops, variety of camera mounting systems
  • Library reference material

Timetable

Full-time classes are held on Thursday and Friday from 8.00am-5.15pm for 12 months at Coomera, A Block, Level 4, Room A.04.008. Timetable subject to change.

A combination of face-to-face and tutorial sessions is offered at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast as delivery techniques for theory and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities. Where possible, sessions are conducted within a simulated workplace environment. The computer labs are equipped with Apple Workstations, Windows and Dell Precision Workstations.

The notional duration of the course in hours is:

  • Supervised: 640 hours in the classroom (applied learning – demonstration and application, activities, collaborative projects, group discussion)
  • Non-supervised: 560 hours out of classroom (content exploration and meaning – lecture screencast and videos, YouTube videos, Wikipedia articles and websites)
  • Volume of learning: 1200 hours

This course is Austudy approved for full-time study.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must successfully complete a total of 15 units, 3 core and 12 electives.

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards Elective Digital Design
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces Elective Digital Design
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core Digital Design
CUADIG507 Design digital simulations Elective Digital Design
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations Elective 3D Modelling and Animation
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments Elective 3D Modelling and Animation
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models Elective 3D Modelling and Animation
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge Core Game Development
CUADIG504 Design games Elective Game Development
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core Game Development
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective Game Development
CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring Elective Website Development
CUADIG501 Coordinate the testing of interactive media products Elective Website Development
CUADIG506 Design interaction Elective Website Development
ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts Elective Website Development

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

  • To access the VET Student Loan Fee Schedule click here
  • Read here for further information about VET Student Loans.
  • VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements.
  • VET Student Loans give rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

$12,010

FULL FEE

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SUBSIDISED

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CONCESSION

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

On completion of the Diploma of Screen and Media employment opportunities can include:

  • Instructional Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Animation Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Game Designer
  • 3D Modeller
  • 3D Animator
  • VR Content Creator

Job prospects

  • 3D Content Creator
  • Web Developer
  • Game Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • 3D Modeller and Animator
  • Animation Designer

University pathways

A course with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can be a great path to university. In many cases, you can save up to one year from your university qualification.

Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

Blake Houlihan

State of the art equipment channels creative expression

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has provided me with so many opportunities to build my portfolio and kick start my career. It has allowed me to express my creative desires and see them form into a polished product through the guidance of my instructors and state of the art equipment.

Blake Houlihan
Diploma of Screen and Media

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

Orientation

Registration will begin at 8.30am for a 9.00am start and conclude at 2.00pm on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Coomera, A Block, Level 1, Room A.01.053 (Main Auditorium)

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 4 December 2017

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