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CUA31020 VETDSS - Certificate III in Screen and Media (3D Game Design)


2 Years ½ Day/Week


Geelong City






Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

You will learn

  • The design process to plan and sketch ideas 
  • Create, design and build engaging 2D digital animations
  • Master the fundamentals of 3D animation to bring creations to life
  • Develop models, textures, and characters for 3D designs
  • Lighting and camera techniques to enhance the visual impact of your work

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • ATAR contribution: if you receive a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence you may be eligible for an increment towards your ATAR 
  • Certificate III in Screen and Media qualification

Dress code and course materials

  • Clothing suitable for program activities - school uniform

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on projects
  • Assignments and quizzes 
  • Portfolio
  • Team projects

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 1 Year  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment BSBCRT311 40
Apply work health and safety practices CUAWHS312 30
Work effectively in the creative arts industry CUAIND311 50
Elective Units Code Hours
Create 2D digital animations CUAANM301 35
Create 3D digital animations CUAANM302 75
Create 3D digital models CUAANM313 75
Create visual design components CUADIG304 30
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms CUADES302 60
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms CUADES303 60
Plan and prepare program content CUAPPM312 60
Review and apply the principles of animation ICTGAM303 60


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 2/02/2024 4:03:37 PM