Course Title: Operate lighting consoles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5128

Course Title: Operate lighting consoles

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 35

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4345

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn about the art and science behind lighting for live events and productions. You will operate basic analogue and digital lighting systems.

Some of the outcomes for the course include;
1. Opertaing professional grade lighting fixtures like fresnels and profiles
2. Using DMX systems, including control desks and programmable lighting desks
3. Following a lighting design and/or Lighting Designer’s requests
4. Lighting appropriately for particular events, for example corporate presentations, exhibitions and live entertainment
5. Ensure electrical safety and power loads are monitored

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Determine Lighting Requirements (Cert IV AV Technology course)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT04A Operate lighting consoles


CUFLGT04A/01                Devise lighting effects

CUFLGT04A/02                Set up lighting console

CUFLGT04A/03                Set up effects console

CUFLGT04A/04                Prepare for console operation

CUFLGT04A/05                Participate in technical rehearsal

CUFLGT04A/06                Operate console during production

CUFLGT04A/07                Monitor technical quality during production

CUFLGT04A/08                Monitor effects on the lighting during the production

CUFLGT04A/09                Shut down the console

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the NTIS course Elements.

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in ‘EEET, 6450C, Operate Lighting Consoles CUFLGT04A’ you must successfully complete all of the following:

1.    Participate in simulation exercises (operating a lighting console) during class time. You must participate in practical tasks at various stages to demonstrate the performance criteria elements.  

50%    During teacher guided hours   

2.    Theory Test – Closed Book. You are required answer a range of multiple choice, short and long answer questions on the presentations and discussions related to the Production Lighting Resource Guide   

50%   TAFE WEEK 11 (SEM 1)
Total 100%*        

NB. * You must attain 50% (Pass) or over to achieve the competency unit ‘EEET, 6450C, Operate Lighting Consoles CUFLGT04A’.