Course Title: Assist with a basic camera shoot

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4230 Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Title: Assist with a basic camera shoot

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to set up and operate vision / video cameras and lighting for screen based media production. Camera assistants are expected to work under the direction of a qualified camera operator, and may, on occasions, be responsible for operating cameras.
This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions and CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions, which focus on the skills and knowledge required to participate in teamwork during the production of screen based media contextualized to the focus of the Audiovisual Technology program.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM201A Assist with a basic camera shoot


1. Prepare for camera shoots.

2. Assist with camera set up on location

3. Set up Lighting

4. Shoot video

5. Wrap up the shoot

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks.
Complete pre-production and camera shoot / production for a range of television productions.