Course Title: Prepare, install and monitor lighting equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5128

Course Title: Prepare, install and monitor lighting equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 25

Nominal Hours: 25.0

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 prepare, install, test and monitor basic analogue and digital lighting systems including the use of production lights and production lighting consoles.

Some of the outcomes for the course include;
1. Setting -up and packing down professional grade lighting fixtures like fresnels and profiles
2. Using DMX systems, including control desks, dimmers, cabling and relevant rigging
3. Creating a lighting design
4. Ensuring electrical safety and that power loads are monitored

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Check, Maintain and Repair AV Equipment (Cert IV AV Technology course)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT02A Prepare, install and monitor lighting equipment


CUFLGT02A/01                Determine the production requirements

CUFLGT02A/02                Prepare for installation of lighting

CUFLGT02A/03                Install lighting

CUFLGT02A/04                Adjust and test lighting

CUFLGT02A/05                Ensure mechanical safety

CUFLGT02A/06                Ensure electrical safety

CUFLGT02A/07                Disassemble lighting equipment

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in ‘EEET, 6451C, Prepare, Install and Monitor Lighting Equipment CUFLGT04A’ you must successfully complete all of the following:

1.    Participate in simulation exercises during class time.

You must participate in practical tasks at various stages to demonstrate the performance criteria elements   
20%    During teacher guided hours   

2.    Practical Test.

In groups you will prepare, install and monitor a small lighting system as specified by your teacher and assessed against a checklist
40%   TAFE WEEK 6 (SEM 1) 
3.    Production of a lighting plan and written report.
40%  TAFE WEEK 9  (SEM 1)
Total 100%*        

NB. * You must attain 50% (Pass) or over to achieve the competency unit EEET, 6451C, Prepare, Install and Monitor Lighting Equipment CUFLGT04A’.