Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4371 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

The ability to correctly set up, and operate complex vision equipment and systems is a skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, events and audiovisual industries.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate complex vision equipment and systems with multiple vision sources and display devices that require the use of media servers and control networks.

Operating this equipment means taking responsibility for ensuring that vision systems for shows, presentations or installations deliver the desired effect.

Skills in vision system operation are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating vision system installations.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAVSS401 Operate complex vision systems


1. Prepare for vision system operations

2. Manage multiple vision outputs and displays

3. Evaluate vision system operations

Learning Outcomes

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

You will be able to:

  • plan, install, set up, calibrate and operate a range of complex vision systems including broadcast standard cameras, mixers, monitors and display devices, standard convertors and equipment intorconnect devices (glue)
  • recognise and solve problems when operating complex vision systems
  • plan for contingencies
  • use a methodical and logical approach and to to meet creative requirements
  • plan improvements based on outcomes of evaluations of vision system operations
  • meet work deadlines
  • use knowledge of vision systems to contributes ideas about ways to realise visual concept

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.