Course Title: Repair and maintain vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Administrator:

Phone: 9925 4815

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


1.    Maintain vision systems 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Periodically undertake maintenance work to restore equipment to optimum working condition

1.2Clean and maintain equipment, cables and accessories in accordance with organisational requirements and maintenance instructions

1.3 Check and replace spares and consumables in accordance with organisational requirements and manufacturer instructions

1.4 Record or report the status of all components checked, maintained or replaced according to enterprise procedures

1.5 Conduct equipment safety checks in accordance with manufacturer instructions and in compliance with the relevant industry and Australian standards

1.6 Complete maintenance documentation according to enterprise procedures and provide copies to relevant personnel


2.    Repair vision systems 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Recognise faults and safely shutdown equipment following manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures

2.2 Isolate the fault, using logical fault detection procedures, to specific equipment or parts of the equipment and correctly determine complexity of repair requirements

2.3 Conduct simple repairs and label any faulty equipment which cannot be repaired

2.4 Refer complex repairs to technical specialists in consultation with relevant personnel

2.5 Discuss faults and repair needs with technical specialists and, if appropriate, have technical specialists pilot the repair from a remote location

2.6 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

- practical 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.
Formative assessment task #1: Worksheet – AV Repair and Maintenance & Safety Issues

1.5, 2.1
2Using a multimeter to measure:
Voltage, DC, AC
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

3Multimeter practical exercises.
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


4Formative assessment task #2: Multimeter use.
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

5Wire and cable samples, electronic component identification.
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

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.
Summative assessment task, construction project #1: ‘Champ’ amplifier construction

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


Complete construction of Champ amplifier if required or continue with soldering tasks.
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


8Summative assessment task, construction project #2: Phantom power tester
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


9Summative assessment task, construction project #3: XLR-XLR microphone lead1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


10Summative assessment task, construction project #4: 6.5 mm. TRS – 6.5 mm. TRS lead
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


11 Complete soldering tasks if necessary.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6



Complete soldering tasks if necessary.

Course review and feedback

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6


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


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

You must submit "all" pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

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. Worksheet – AV Repair and Maintenance & Safety Issues (Class #1)
2. Multimeter use task (Class # 3 or 4)
For this open-book assessment you are required to individually use your multimeter to measure a range of voltages and test lamps and fuses.

Summative Assessment

This summative assessment task comprises four soldering construction projects:
- Construction project #1: ‘Champ’ Amplifier. (Constructed during class #6)
- Construction project #2: Phantom power tester. (Constructed approx. during class #8)
- Construction project #3: XLR-XLR microphone lead (Constructed approx. during class #9)
- Construction project #4: 6.5 mm. TRS – 6.5 mm. TRS lead. (Constructed approx. during class #10)

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

WARNING: 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.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.Attendance - The major learning experience involves classroom based theory and practical classes and individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
- Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Work Placement - It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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