Course Title: Coordinate technical operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: BUSM9897C

Course ID: 035459

Course Title: Coordinate technical operations

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C4144 - Certificate IV in Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey
Phone 99254345
Office 94-2-35

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

The purpose of this course is to provide you with an introduction to basic audiovisual manual handling skills and to explore the process of managing an inventory and the requirements of coordinating technical operations
Skills and knowledge you will develop include:-
• Touching, lifting, loosening and tightening typical AV devices
• Familiarisation with the AV store
• Keeping an inventory of your skills
• Exploring the inventory system in a commercial setting
• Analyzing the key aspects of coordinating technical operations
• Practical Placement in an AV environment chosen by you.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM1A Coordinate technical operations


CUETEM1A/01 Carry out pre-event checks


CUETEM1A/02 Coordinate technical operations


CUETEM1A/03 Evaluate and modify technical operations


CUETEM1A/04 Reset physical elements


CUETEM1A/05 Store physical elements

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT03A Determine Lighting Requirements and Operate Lighting


CUFLGT03A/01 Address lighting conditions


CUFLGT03A/02 Operate a colour temperature meter


CUFLGT03A/03 Select and use corrective light filters


CUFLGT03A/04 Prepare for lighting operation


CUFLGT03A/05 Participate in technical rehearsal


CUFLGT03A/06 Operate lighting


CUFLGT03A/07 Monitor luminaires during the production


CUFLGT03A/08 Monitor technical quality during production

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements above

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Combination of classroom activities, field exercises and theory tutorials.

When learners are required to prepare documents such as CV’s or to follow up Practical Placement arrangements they will be allocated class time to carry out these tasks in the library or from home. During first semester in class activities will be approx. 10 hours and out of class work at least 20 hours. Some additional study time should be allowed over and above these estimates.

International students must attend all scheduled classes and Focus Group classes.

Teaching Schedule

TAFE Week Planned Activities (subject to change)
1 Orientation week
2 Introduction to AV Process, Course Guide, Assessment, Twenty questions 25% discount
Form sub groups by interest area and enter diary dates, Skills register/inventory XLS
Practical Placement Process and Planning Forms, Assignment for week two rotations
3 1/2 hour rotations Handling common AV devices
4 1/2 hour rotations with feed back on week 2 execise
5 Labour Day holiday
6 Event focus Group first hour then Audio Focus Group second hour
  • CV prep
  • Cover letter
7 Technical focus Group first hour then Screen Focus Group second hour
  • CV prep
  • Cover letter
8 Event focus Group first hour then Audio Focus Group second hour
  • Inventory/systems management
  • Event Co-ordination
9 Technical focus Group first hour then Screen Focus Group second hour
  • Inventory/systems management
  • Event Co-ordination
10 Audio Focus Group Prac placement progress
11 Screen Focus Group Prac placement progress
12Event focus Group Prac placement progress
13 Technical focus Group Prac placement progress
14 Scheduled appointments as required, one on one
15 Scheduled appointments as required, one on one
16 Scheduled appointments as required, one on one
17 Queens Birthday Holiday
18 Scheduled appointments as required, one on one

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Handouts to be provided in class

Overview of Assessment

Industry placement of 35 hours which includes:
Completed Log sheet 20%
Completed employer report 20%
Written journal/report of 800 words 60%
(International students will complete practical placement assessment activities in projects run with RMIT staff.)

Assessment Tasks

1      Learner completes a log sheet as they undertake practical placement
2      Learner arranges for the Host Employer to complete a report on their performance during the practical placment.
3      Learner must complete a journal of their practical placement and address questions in relation to the elements and performance criteria. Details will be provided in the first class.

All assessments tasks are due for submission 7 November 2007.

Other Information

To ensure Workcover compliance, the signed Practical Placement Agreement Form must be returned to the teacher before you commence your placement.
If you commence your placement without prior completion of this form and you are injured whilst at placement, you will NOT be covered by Workcover insurance and you may be personally liable for EXPENSIVE AND ONGOING medical and/or legal expenses.
This could amount to many thousands of dollars of ongoing expense.

(Not relevant for International students)

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