Course Title: Repair and maintain vision system equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EEET7325C

Course Title: Repair and maintain vision system equipment

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury

Phone 03 9925 4345


Nominal Hours: 55

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

To be able to repair and maintain technical equipment such as leads, lights, speakers, projectors, communication and control equipment used within the live production, event and audiovisual industries is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers.

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic repairs and maintenance of technical equipment typically used in the live production, event and audiovisual industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAVSS303 Repair and maintain vision system equipment


1. Undertake maintenance tasks

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Undertake maintenance work on location as required to restore vision system equipment to optimum working condition

1.2 Clean and maintain equipment, cables and accessories according to organisational procedures and maintenance instructions

1.3 Conduct equipment safety checks according to manufacturer instructions and in compliance with industry and Australian standards

1.4 Check and replace spares and consumables according to organisational requirements and manufacturer instructions

1.5 Complete maintenance documentation to ensure accurate records of checked and maintained items, and provide copies to relevant personnel


2. Undertake repair tasks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Recognise faults and safely shut down equipment if necessary, following manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures

2.2 Isolate fault to specific equipment or parts of equipment using fault detection procedures, and determine repair requirements

2.3 Make simple repairs in line with level of own responsibility and label faulty equipment that cannot be repaired

2.4 Refer complex repairs to technical specialists or licensed personnel in consultation with relevant personnel

2.5 Where appropriate, have technical specialists pilot repairs from a remote location

2.6 Discuss faults and repair needs with technical specialists, demonstrating correct use of terminology


3. Document work activity

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Undertake simple modifications to equipment, ensuring current safety measures and deadlines are met

3.2 Complete documentation according to organisational procedures and distribute to relevant personnel as required

3.3 Review repair and maintenance activities to ensure compliance with legislation

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. Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to undertake basic repair and maintenance to equipment, recognise typical faults  and solder AV components and connectors.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include:

  • practical theory classes
  • demonstrations of equipment maintenance and repair techniques
  • discussions
  • practical exercises using multimeters
  • practical soldering projects
  • reading notes and other resources

You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.

Teaching Schedule


Schedule of Planned activities and assessment (Subject to Change)


  • Introduction & course content & assessment
  • Blackboard resources and materials required
  • Difference between maintenance and repair
  • Typical AV equipment maintenance and repair tasks incl. demonstrations Revision of OH&S issues        


  • How to use your multimeter – Digital manual ranging & auto ranging, analog multimeters.
  • Multimeter practical exercises.


  • Electronic components powerpoint
  • Soldering powerpoint
  • Commence Assessment #1: Champ amplifier construction


  • Finish assessment #1: Champ amplifier construction
  • Commence assessment task #1: Phantom power tester


  • Finish assessment task #1: Phantom power tester
  • Commence assessment task #1: XLR –XLR audio lead


  • Finish assessment task #3: XLR –XLR audio lead
  • Commence assessment task #4: TRS-TRS audio lead


Assessment 1 of 2 due for all students (Vision System Soldering & Construction Projects)

  • Review soldering process. Importance of reliability. Self assessment check list. Use of heatshrink
  • Phantom power tester circuit
  • Testing leads and cables
  • Champ amplifier function and circuit analysis
  • Static sensitive IC’s
  • Practice for Assessment #2: Vision Systems Construction Project Testing and Repair


  • Assessment #2 Due: Vision Systems Construction Project Testing and Repair for some students


  • Assessment #2 Due: Vision Systems Construction Project Testing and Repair for some students


  • Equipment fault finding techniques (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Fuses, testing fuses
  • Equipment inspection


  • Equipment fault finding techniques (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Fuses
  • Equipment inspection


  • Course review and feedback

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

This course is ungraded

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to this course which is delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

1. Vision System Soldering and Construction Projects (Individual assessment)

To satisfactorily complete this assessment, each student will construct all the following Vision Systems Soldering and Construction Projects in order:

Project 1. Champ Audio Amplifier

Project 2. Phantom Power Tester

Project 3. XLR – XLR audio Lead construction

Project 4. 6.5 mm TRS to 6.5 mm TRS audio lead construction

2. Vision System Soldering and Construction Project Testing and Repair (Individual assessment)

To satisfactorily complete this assessment , each student will test and repair as required all of the following Vision Systems Soldering and Construction Projects in order:

Project 1. Champ Audio Amplifier

Project 2. Phantom Power Tester

Project 3. XLR – XLR audio lead

Project 4. 6.5 mm TRS to 6.5 mm TRS audio lead





Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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