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Course Details - CUA20220 Full Certificate II in Creative Industries - Hills Christian Community School Secondary

AHSPs Title3D Animation Foundations
QualificationCUA20220 Full Certificate II in Creative Industries
RTOAcademy of Interactive Entertainment (National Code 88021)
Host OrganisationHills Christian Community School Secondary
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
Course Description3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives students an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry. The course is focused on learning how to create a short-animated film with a 3D character at an introductory level. Students start by planning and discussing their short-animated film ideas through concept art and storyboards. Students learn how to model and animate their designs. They will then complete the production process with a short-animated film that is presented on a video hosting website (such as YouTube). Students will also learn how the 3D animation film industry works. They will learn about how studios are setup, the software they use and the people they employ. 3D Animation Foundations serves as a valuable bridge to further study in 3D animation, including 3D animation for games or film. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work, knowledge and skills useful in many other multimedia and design areas
PathwaysStudents can follow up this course with a Cert III in Screen & Media – Game Art Foundations to further develop character and 3D environments in industry standard software. Focusing on Art development as an exciting and dynamic entertainment medium that can be adapted to suit architecture, product design and film making as well as emerging technologies such as Mixed Reality.
Entry RequirementsStudents will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in this industry. Students will also need to undertake the VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) process in Semester 2, 2021 via a referral process completed at their Home School using an online form. Once the Home School has completed the referral process, students will be required to undertake a Snapshot Reading and Numeracy Assessment to demonstrate sufficient literacy and numeracy ability.
Other RequirementsStudents must be prepared to complete their study once a week conducted off campus during school hours. Students will be required to wear their school uniform to all classes. Students are required to have access to a PC at school or home, with the following recommended specifications: • PC or Mac • Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later • Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster • NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher • 8 GB RAM (16GB recommended) • Maya and Photoshop
Delivery Location(s)Hills Christian Community School Secondary, 154 Main Street, BALHANNAH, SA, 5242
Hills Christian Community School Secondary Campus 16 Onkaparinga Valley Road, VERDUN SA 5245
Dates and Times38 weekly sessions at Hills Christian Community School Secondary on Tuesdays from 12:00 until 15:15.
Commencement date 08/02/22.
Work Placement0 days
Work placement – nil required (may be excursions to AIE headquarters, Adelaide).
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 40 SACE credits
Units Of Competency
CoreCUFIND201Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge20 nominal hours
 CUAWHS302Apply work health and safety practices10 nominal hours
 BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15 nominal hours
ElectiveBSBCRT101Apply critical thinking techniques20 nominal hours
 BSBDES201Follow a design process40 nominal hours
 BSBCRT301Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills40 nominal hours
 CUAACD101Use basic drawing techniques50 nominal hours
 CUADIG201Maintain interactive content30 nominal hours
 CUARES201Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication20 nominal hours
 CUADIG202Develop digital imaging skills50 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours.
Training Cost$1,550.00 GST exempt
This training cost may vary in 2022 and does not include consumables.

This training cost is the gap fee payable after subsidised government funding from the Department for Innovation and Skills (VFSS).

Please refer to your school's VET Coordinator for further information.

Non-member schools - an additional 15% admin levy up to a maximum of $250.00 per student.
Other CostsNone
May be extra cost(s) to cover excursions.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   15
Orientation DetailsOrientation will be held in Term 1, Week 2 of 2022.
Public TransportStudents must make their own way to the course.
Contact PersonMr Donovan Shaw, Phone 8388 7811, Email
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