Course Title: Operate sound mixing console

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Operate sound mixing console

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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: Viv Weir

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-8012

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge to operate a basic sound studio including sound mixing console/desk, major outboard sound processing equipment and develop basic skills to monitor sound quality and develop creative and technical judgements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU11A Operate sound mixing console


1.  Prepare sound mixing console for operation

2.  Operate console during production

3.  Monitor technical quality during production

4.  Complete work operations

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including one-on-one practical assessment, studio based practical tasks and written assessment.

Students are advised that some tasks will be conducted in Semester 2 to allow sufficient familiarisation of practical facilities.