Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Digital Directions Project


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The Digital Directions project will support up to 20 participants through an apprenticeship-like model in the creative industries, targeting digital and interactive games, and visual effects, which are two fast-growing sectors.

The project, delivered by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), features work-based training, with State Government funding for work placements for seven AIE students studying the Diploma in Digital and Interactive Games and 10 Diploma of Screen and media students. 

The creative industries, including game development and simulation, have found a home in South Australia.

Work placements will be for two or three days per week, for up to five months, at leading digital and screen businesses. Industry placements are either with employers in the games industry or with industries that have a need for simulation or virtual reality/augmented reality experiences.


AIE will provide each participant and the business with 15 hours of mentoring and supervisory support during their work placement. To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed either a Certificate III Screen and Media, or a Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology course.