Course Title: Install, align and test sound equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5128

Course Title: Install, align and test sound equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Anthony Norris

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4268

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Skills and knowledge you will develop include:
- Understanding of Sound Characteristics
- Awareness of Sounds’ behaviour in an environment
- Overview of Digital Recording
- Understand Microphone Operation & Types
- Ability to Set-up & Align a Sound System (Safety Issues)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU05A Install, align and test sound equipment


CUSSOU05A/01 Determine Sound Equipment Requirements

CUSSOU05A/02 Prepare for Installation of sound Equipment

CUSSOU05A/03 Install Sound Equipment

CUSSOU05A/04 Align Sound Equipment

CUSSOU05A/05 Test Sound Equipment

CUSSOU05A/06 Ensure Mechanical Safety Throughout Installation

CUSSOU05A/07 Ensure Electrical Safety Throughout Installation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Class practical exercises (including microphone report and analogue mixer signal) (50%)
Written exam (sound, acoustics and digital recording) (50%)