Course Title: Repair and maintain vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6841C

Course Title: Repair and maintain vision systems

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Simon Embury

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254345

Course Contact Email:simon.embury@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Administrator: Adam Lovell
Email adam.lovell@rmit.vic.edu
Phone: 9925 4345

Nominal Hours: 55

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

There are no pre-requisites.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with skills and knowledge necessary to check and maintain audiovisual equipment.
After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand and apply knowledge of basic electrical and electronic concepts.
- Use a digital multimeter to check items such as leads, lamps, fuses and batteries.
- Recognise and distinguish between common AV connectors
- Recognise and distinguish between common AV consumables such as lamps, fuses and batteries.
- Solder AV leads and components.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUEAUD01C Repair and maintain vision systems

Element:

1.    Maintain vision systems 

Performance Criteria:

Periodically undertake maintenance work to restore equipment to optimum working condition
2.Clean and maintain equipment, cables and accessories in accordance with organisational requirements and maintenance instructions
3.Check and replace spares and consumables in accordance with organisational requirements and manufacturer instructions
4.Record or report the status of all components checked, maintained or replaced according to enterprise procedures
5.Conduct equipment safety checks in accordance with manufacturer instructions and in compliance with the relevant industry and Australian standards
6.Complete maintenance documentation according to enterprise procedures and provide copies to relevant personnel

Element:

2.    Repair vision systems 

Performance Criteria:

1.Recognise faults and safely shutdown equipment following manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures
2.Isolate the fault, using logical fault detection procedures, to specific equipment or parts of the equipment and correctly determine complexity of repair requirements
3.Conduct simple repairs and label any faulty equipment which cannot be repaired
4.Refer complex repairs to technical specialists in consultation with relevant personnel
5.Discuss faults and repair needs with technical specialists and, if appropriate, have technical specialists pilot the repair from a remote location
6.Complete repair documentation according to organisational procedures and report to relevant personnel as required


Learning Outcomes


On succesful completion of this course, you will be able to solder AV components and connectors and demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to check and maintain audiovisual equipment.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of
- demonstrations
- workshops
- practical exercises
- reading set texts
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

ClassPlanned Class ActivitiesElements
1Course Guide, course aims, explanation of assessment tasks
Definition of maintenance, preventative maintenance, consumable replacement, equipment safety checks
Definition of maintenance vs. repair
Using a multimeter, analogue vs. digital
Voltage, DC, AC
1,2
2AV Equipment maintenance & fault-finding techniques, practical exercises1,2
3AV Equipment maintenance & fault-finding techniques, practical exercises1,2
4AV Equipment maintenance & fault-finding techniques, practical exercises1,2
5AV Equipment maintenance & fault-finding techniques, practical exercises1,2
6Open Book Practical test1,2
 The timing of the activities below is recommended as a guide only. You may find that you have completed some assessment tasks earlier than indicated. 
7Commence construction of the ‘Champ’ amplifier.1,2
8Complete construction of the ‘Champ’ amplifier
Commence construction of the phantom power tester
1,2
9Complete construction of the phantom power tester and test1,2
10Construct the XLR-XLR microphone lead1,2
11Complete construction of the XLR-XLR microphone lead and test1,2
12Construct the 6.5 mm. Jack – 6.5 mm. Jack Guitar lead and test1,2
13Complete practical soldering tasks if necessary 
14Complete practical soldering tasks if necessary 
15Contingency 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

-AV Repairs & Maintenance Study Resources notebook distributed in class.

-Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Richard Cadena, RMIT University Carlton Library,

621.31924 C12

-Blackboard Online resources


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Refer First Year Book and Materials List


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and underpinning theoretical knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Construction task: ‘Champ’ Amplifier. (Constructed during class #7)
In this practical soldering project you will construct a 0.5 watt audio amplifier.
Refer First Year Book and Materials List for purchasing details.
Additional information regarding this task in included in the AV Maintenance Notes Book which will be distributed in class and is available on Blackboard
2. Construction task: Phantom power tester. (Constructed during class #9)
In this practical soldering project you will construct a handy device for checking audio phantom power.
Refer First Year Book and Materials List for purchasing details.
Additional information regarding this task in included in the AV Maintenance Notes Book.
3. Open-Book Practical test (Conducted during class #6)
For this assessment you are required to individually use your multimeter to measure a range of voltages and currents.
Additional information regarding this task in included in the AV Maintenance Notes Book.
4. Construction task: 6.5 mm. Jack – 6.5 mm. Jack Guitar lead. (Constructed during class #12)
In this practical soldering project you will construct a 6.5 mm. Jack – 6.5 mm. Jack Guitar lead.
Refer First Year Book and Materials List for purchasing details.

Summative Assessment
1. Construction task: XLR-XLR microphone lead (Constructed during class #11)
In this practical soldering project you will construct an XLR-XLR microphone lead.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competeny Achieved - Graded
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

Other Information

Your Health & Safety are Important
Please read carefully:
1. To avoid the risk electrocution, DO NOT use your multimeter to measure the 240 volt mains supply.
2. You must wear appropriate eye-protection when soldering. RMIT will supply each student with safety goggles for use during each class.


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

 

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