Course Title: Set up and test residential audio/video equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6839C

Course Title: Set up and test residential audio/video equipment

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C0021 - Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (Intermediate)

Course Contact: Tony Robins

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254519

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

ext. 54480

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers setting-up of non-fixed audio and video equipment as directed in user manuals in a residential or business environment. It encompasses safe working practices, connection and secure and optimum placement of system components, following written and oral instruction and procedures and customer relations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH004B Set up and test residential audio/video equipment


1. Prepare to set up audio/video equipment.
2. Set up audio/video equipment.
3. Complete system setup and report.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are reported and advise on risk control measures are sought from the work supervisor.
1.4 Details of the system are obtained from purchase documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.6 Materials that may be required for the work are obtained and checked in accordance with routines and procedures.
1.7 Tools and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.
2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits/components are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 System components are unpacked to ensure they are complete and undamaged.
2.5 System components are placed for optimum performance within constrains imposed by the area and customer.
2.6 Systems components are connected in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
2.7 System functions are set to customer’s requirements and tested for correct operation.
2.8 Procedures for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions are followed.
2.9 System set up is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established routines.
3.3 All system/component documentation is handed over to the customer.
3.4 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the work in accordance with established routine.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers Electronic cable and conductor terminations , Audio and video component functional controls, Audio and video system set up and Electronic safe working practices

Classroom tutorial activities: to consolidate the concepts of Electronic cable and conductor terminations , Audio and video component functional controls, Audio and video system set up and Electronic safe working ractices.This includes working with 5.1 surround sound setup, PDL Lexcom networks and Connect 4 technologies programming .

Following topics will be covered: Cable and conductor types and characteristics, Coaxial cables types and characteristics, Cable anchoring and support methods, Termination methods, types of components and their functional controls, function set up procedures, testing, audio components in a system, video components in a system, component connection arrangements, set up options and procedures and Risks and control measures associated with the high levels of radiation, and Optical fibre safety,

Practical exercises: to demonstrate an understanding topics related to Electronic cable and conductor terminations , Audio and video component functional controls, Audio and video system set up and Electronic safe working practices

Work simulated activities: to install a set-up a 5.1 surround sound system, install a PDL lexcom network, terminate and test a variety of electronic cables.

It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task

Overview of Audio & Video Unit Understanding Bit rate






Data Compression






Internet Video & Audio







Cable, Leads, Wire and Plugs 






Speaker Setup 
3 Test – Audio &  Video Set up
4OHS and Clean working practises
Setting up a Small System
Setting up a Large System
5 Set Up 5.1 Systems – Prac.
6Introduction to Control 4 systems  
7Introduction to Clipsal Audio 
8 Fitting off (Cat 5 cable)
9 Fitting off Lexcom cable
10Introduction to Fibre Optics 
11Introduction to Room Acoustics 

Coaxial Cable






Practical - Fibre Optics
13 Set up PDL Lexcom
14Connect 4 – Day workshop 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:

• Lab
• Assignment/Project
• Test

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Connect up a 5.1 Audio System – (Photos) 50%




Task 2 (Termination of cables) 20%  

Terminate the following types of cable UTP, FTP, and STP, Coaxial cables types









Task 3 Set Up PDL Lexcom.– Installation & Setup 5% 




Task 4 (Written assignment) Audio & Video – Set up for residential or business environment  15%




Task 5 Connect 4 Day Workshop 10%

Assessment Matrix

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