Course Title: Establish and manage resources and technical requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2007

Course Code: BUSM5780C

Course Title: Establish and manage resources and technical requirements

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4128 - Certificate IV in Music Industry (Technical Production)

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course students will learn the skills and knowledge to ensure the technical requirements of a live production are identified, interpreted and accurately executed. This course developes basic Live Sound production skills via a combination of class and practical activites.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM3A Establish and manage resources and technical requirements


Establish technical/production requirements

Performance Criteria:

· Initial concepts and requirements for the production are identified through reading and/or evaluation of supplied material and notes on technical and safety requirements are prepared
· Concepts and requirements for production are clarified with the appropriate personnel
· Advice is given on the feasibility and safety of concepts and their implementation and workable alternatives are suggested as required
· Options for realisation and execution methods for construction or installation are identified and a decision is made on the method/s to be implemented in consultation with the appropriate personnel
· Designers' plans, drawings and models are interpreted to scale as required and adapted to serve practical requirements of construction or installation
· All decisions, agreements and other relevant information are documented according to organisational procedures


Manage construction or installation

Performance Criteria:

· Action plan for implementing construction or installation is developed incorporating all requirements in terms of labour, materials, equipment and facilities
· Work is organised to ensure that construction or installation is completed within constraints of timeframes, budget and available technology
· Tasks are allocated according to skill, preference, training requirements and multi-skilling considerations
· Condition of equipment and materials is checked and, where appropriate, action is taken to rectify any problems · Attendance at rehearsals and/or production meetings identifies any alterations that need to made to original design specifications
· Instructions are given as required to the appropriate personnel to ensure that workshops/workrooms are clean, secure and have the appropriate equipment, tools, materials and furniture and access to amenities
· Construction or installation is monitored to ensure that it meets design specifications, budgetary constraints and timelines
· Final result of construction or installation is checked to ensure that it meets design requirements


Plan and acquire resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

· Resource requirements are sourced and costed as required according to organisation policy and procedures
· Proposed expenditure for all resources meets pre-determined budget allocation
· Any potential budget overruns are identified and resolved and/or alternative options are recommended to the appropriate personnel
· Liaison with internal and/or external suppliers is undertaken to acquire equipment and material needs
· Existing stock is sourced for possible usage in planned construction or installation
· Resources are acquired in accordance with design specifications, production schedule, deadlines, budgetary constraints and organisational policy and procedures
· Appropriate financial procedures are followed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

 Students will be introduced to Live Sound Production through a series of structured class based tutorials/discussions/activites and location based practical activites aimed at providing hands-on training in critical planning and procedures within Industry relevant enviroments.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1Introduction to Course.
Occupational Health & Safety Issues for Live Sound Personnel
Hearing protection
SPL levels – legal requirements V’s reality
Pink/White Noise review
Week 2Frequencies review/Weighting/dB SPL
PA System Components & Interconnection overview
Video: "Setting Up & Operating a Band PA System"

Week 3Review PA Set-up video resource
Speaker/Mixer Placements.
Microphones reviewed for Live applications
Stage Layout introduction
Lead/Cable storage and handling issues
Commence TASK 1
Week 4Outline of a gig
Planning and preparation
Production riders
Stage layouts
Show running sheets
Commence TASK 3
5Review basic console functions and EQ principles
Basic tuning principles
Tuning of monitor speaker
Commence TASK 2
In-class written assessment
Week 7Location Practical Session #1 @ Venue
    Tour & overview of small and main stage systems
    Set-up of small stage for acoustic performance
    Tuning of monitors and FOH
    Establishment of FX
    Evaluate and control mix of performance
    Strike stage – Bumb-Out
Week 8Location Practical Session #2 @ Venue
a. Stage/monitors
b. FOH
    Set-up of main stage for band performance
    Tuning of monitors and FOH
    Establishment of FX
    Evaluate and control mix of performance
Strike stage - Bump Out

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


"Sound Reinforcement Handbook", Davis and Jones, Yamaha


"Live Sound Mixing", Duncan Fry, Roztralia Productions


Other Resources

...just to get you started!

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:-
• Practical competency based exercises
• In-class written examination
• Observation of learner practical activities

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks are combination of competency based and written assessment.

Task 1
            Task 1.1    10%    Roll and Store Cable - adhering to industry conventions.
            Task 1.2    10%    Set-up and handle microphone stand correctly - adhering to industry conventions
Task 2
            Task 2.1    20%    Tune (equalise) a speaker system - ensuring best Gain before Feedback and vocal clarity is achieved.
Task 3
            Task 3.1    10%    Plan/prepare stage layout/lines - planning of gig for act in specified venue.
Task 4
            Task 4.1    50%    Written multiple choice and short answer quiz. Reviewing content of viewed resources (DVD’s, Video’s) and covering                                                             essential elements discussed..


Assessment Matrix

Not Applicable

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