Course Title: Operate Video Editing Equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Operate Video Editing Equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Creative Media


Course Contact: Viv Weir

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-8012

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Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to use off line video editing equipment to compile video and sound footage for any screen based production when using video tape as the medium.  Editing involves taking all the elements of the production (picture, sound, music, graphics, animation) and assembling them into their final form.

Students will learn the fundamental principles of editing and how to develop those skills in Final Cut Pro, gaining a clear understanding of the non-linear editing process.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFEDT04A Operate Video Editing Equipment


1. Prepare to use the editing equipment

2. Assemble video footage and sound

3. Monitor technical quality

4. Complete work operations

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Students will be assessed on operating editing equipment and demonstrating an understanding of the principles of editing.