Course Title: Check, maintain and repair equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4144

Course Title: Check, maintain and repair equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 25.0

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Simon Embury

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4345

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will build on your learning from the Repair and Maintain Audiovisual Equipment course that you studied during semester 1. You will use your multi-meter to test, check and maintain typical items of audiovisual equipment .
The course also covers principles of electrical safety and an introduction to the practice of equipment Testing and Tagging.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFTEC01A Check, maintain and repair equipment


CUFTEC01A/01 Maintain equipment and conduct regular safety checks

CUFTEC01A/02 Repair and reinstate faulty equipment

Learning Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Use a digital multimeter and electronic cable tester to test fuses, leads and power cables.
2. Use a digital multimeter to test and check the amplifier circuits that you constructed last semester during the soldering course.
3. Undertake basic AV equipment fault-finding.
4. Understand the principles of electrical safety and the electrical equipment Test & Tag process.
(A Test & Tag qualification is highly valued by AV employers and the skills and knowledge that you will gain from this course will greatly assist you to complete a Test & Tag course.)

Overview of Assessment

Open-book practical tests 3 x2 5%
Open-book theory test 25%