Course Title: Operate complex lighting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5332 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Operate complex lighting

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 155

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use the full capabilities of contemporary lighting systems in ways that are consistent with the aesthetic vision of productions in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. Lighting operation skills are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality lighting installations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting


1. Determine production requirements.

2. Connect and format advanced fixtures.

3. Program consoles to receive pre-recorded material from external sources.

4. Plot and operate cues.

5. Complete post-show procedures.

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 also be able to:

  • record lighting cues to produce a wide range of effects
  • connect and format advanced fixtures to lighting control systems
  • operate a complex lighting control system during at least two performances
  • meet work deadlines
  • work collaboratively

Overview of Assessment

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