Training model powering virtual reality

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

Delivered by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the creative industries project features work-based training, with State Government funding work placements for:

  • seven Diploma in Digital and Interactive Games students

  • ten Diploma of Screen and Media students.


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/augmented reality experiences.

AIE will provide each participant and their host business with 15 hours of mentoring and supervisory support during the placement.