Course Title: Operate sound reinforcement system

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5128

Course Title: Operate sound reinforcement system

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Steve Ward

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4345

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to set up, operate and de-rig portable sound reinforcement equipment particularly in a live AV presentation context.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU08A Operate sound reinforcement system


Provide sound balance for relevant personnel 

Determine playback requirements

Provide playback for relevant personnel

Provide sound reinforcement for audiences

Learning Outcomes

Skills and knowledge you will develop include the ability to:
- understand production requirements,
- check all operational aspects of sound equipment,
- apply relevant OH&S practices
- set up sound equipment
- operate sound equipment
- disassemble and pack up sound equipment

Overview of Assessment

1. Practical assessment covering:
- PA equipment set-up
- PA equipment operation
- PA equipment disassembly, 35% of final course mark
2. Practical assessment of PA equipment operation observed at live events occurring later in the year such as Open Day, School Conference and Visual Merchandising Presentation, 35% of final course mark
3. Open Book Short answer/multiple choice written test covering: 30% of final course mark