Want to develop your own game? With a game art and animation focus, you’ll learn basic skills in digital imaging, 3D modelling, texture mapping, and 3D and 2D animation. Using the Unreal Game engine, you’ll make assets in a 3D environment to create your own interactive game.
  • Wantirna campus
  • Two years part-time
  • Year 1: Wednesday 1.30pm–5.00pm OR Wednesday 9.00am–12.30pm
  • Year 2: Wednesday 1.30pm–5:30pm
  • Classroom/online delivery
  • Materials fee: Year 1=$0, Year 2=$0
  • Required equipment: USB or external hard drive, a pen and an A4 exercise book.

Units of competency

Unit code Unit name Nominal hours Compulsory/Elective
ICTGAM304 Develop three-dimensional (3D) models for digital games 50 Elective
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations 75 Elective
ICTICT221 Identify and use specific industry standard technologies 40 Elective
ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques 40 Compulsory
  Total nominal hours 205  
Unit code Unit name Nominal hours Compulsory/Elective
ICTGAM305 Apply simple textures and shading to three-dimensional (3D) models for digital games 50 Elective
ICTPRG435 Write scripts for software applications 40 Elective
ICTICT312 Use advanced features of applications 40 Elective
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30 Elective
ICTICT215 Operate digital media technology packages 40 Elective
  Total nominal hours 200  

This course is currently in transition. The course code, title, units and content may change.


On successful completion of this program, students will:

  • VCE: be eligible for up to four units of credit towards their VCE: two units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Unit 3 and 4 sequence. This program does not offer scored assessment.

    Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence may be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four). 
  • Qualification: be eligible for a Statement of Attainment listing the units achieved.

Complementary studies include Information Technology, and Art and Design.

Career opportunities include web technologies, software application, digital media technologies, and games development.

Pathways and further study

How to apply for VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Essentially, we’re in partnership with you and your school. You speak to your school and they coordinate your application with Swinburne. Seek out your school’s VET or careers coordinator for course recommendations and discuss your options. Then, when you’ve decided on a VDSS course that fits, your school will forward your application directly to us.

To be eligible for consideration for a VDSS program you must be currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12.

You’ll receive notification from your school about the outcome of your application. Successful? More information about enrolment will follow.

If there is greater demand than course places available, you’ll be placed on a waiting list. So, take note of our key application dates to allow time for your school-endorsed application to get to us.

Please refer to Swinburne's policies and regulations for student rights and responsibilities while on campus.

Course costs

The costs associated with Swinburne VDSS programs is invoiced directly to schools. For more information on course costs, it’s best to contact your school’s VET or careers coordinator.

2025 key dates

First round applications open Monday 12 August 2024
First round applications close Sunday 6 October 2024
Schools notified Monday 14 October 2024
Late applications open Wednesday 16 October 2024
Late applications close Wednesday 6 November 2024

These dates are indicative only.

Enrolment and Orientation

Orientation for courses at Wantirna campus and Croydon campus is scheduled for Wednesday 27 November 2024.

When you’ve completed your enrolment and we’ve seen you on campus for orientation, you’ll attend Swinburne one day per week for training while continuing at your secondary school.

Courses commence Wednesday 5 February 2025.

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Contact the VET Delivered to Secondary Students team

Have questions? If you would like more information about Swinburne's Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students, please call us on 1300 275 794 or email VETDSS@swin.edu.au