Course Title: Repair and maintain vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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
Clean and maintain equipment, cables and accessories in accordance with organisational requirements and maintenance instructions
Check and replace spares and consumables in accordance with organisational requirements and manufacturer instructions
Record or report the status of all components checked, maintained or replaced according to enterprise procedures
Conduct equipment safety checks in accordance with manufacturer instructions and in compliance with the relevant industry and Australian standards
Complete maintenance documentation according to enterprise procedures and provide copies to relevant personnel
 

Element:

2.    Repair vision systems 

Performance Criteria:

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

- theory classes
- demonstrations
- practical exercises
- reading notes and other resources
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 and materials required.
Definition of maintenance, repair, preventative maintenance, consumable replacement andequipment safety checks.
AV Equipment fault-finding & maintenance techniques.
 
1,2
2Using a multimeter to measure:
Voltage, DC, AC
Resistance
Current
1,2
3Multimeter practical exercises.
 
1,2
4Formative assessment task #1: Multimeter use.
 
1,2
5AV Equipment maintenance & fault-finding techniques, practical exercises.
 
1,2

 
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.
 
6Soldering:
Formative assessment task #2: Champ amplifier construction.
 
1,2
7
Complete construction of Champ amplifier if required or continue with soldering tasks.
 
1,2
8Summative assessment task #1: Construct the Phantom power tester1,2
9Summative assessment task #2: Construct the XLR-XLR microphone lead1,2
10Summative assessment task #3: Construct the 6.5 mm. Jack – 6.5 mm. Jack Guitar lead1,2
11 Complete soldering tasks if necessary.1,2
12

Complete soldering tasks if necessary.

Course review and feedback

1,2

 
  
   


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.   
Multimeter use task (Constructed during class #4)
For this open-book 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.

2.   
Construction task: ‘Champ’ Amplifier. (Constructed during class #6)
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

Summative Assessment
Soldering tasks:
1.   
Construction task: Phantom power tester. (Constructed approx. during class #8)
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.

2.   
Construction task: XLR-XLR microphone lead (Constructed approx. during class #9)
In this practical soldering project you will construct an XLR-XLR microphone lead.
Refer First Year Book and Materials List for purchasing details.

3.   
Construction task: 6.5 mm. Jack – 6.5 mm. Jack Guitar lead. (Constructed approx. during class #10)
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.

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:

CA Competency Achieved
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.
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 soldering 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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