Course Title: Maintain broadcast facilities and equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: EEET6449C

Course ID: 035478

Course Title: Maintain broadcast facilities and equipment

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5128 - Diploma of Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Cordon
0419 396 035

Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills, attitude and knowledge to enable you to take responsibility for single and multi-camera technical direction, and the skills to select, maintain, interface and align television equipment so as to optimise the technical quality of studio and single camera television productions in the audio visual industry.

Skills and knowledge you will develop include understanding of:
_ Single-camera video equipment selection & operation
_ Multi-camera video equipment selection & operation
_ Fault diagnosis techniques

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFENG04A Maintain broadcast facilities and equipment

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Theory classes
Practical exercises and assessment tasks
Private study

Teaching Schedule

TAFE WeekPlanned Class Activities (subject to change)
10 Introduction, Assessment requirements, PAL Colour Tutorial #1
11 PAL Colour Tutorial #2, Asssignment 1 due
12 The role of the technical director #1 
13 The role of the technical director #2 / Competence tests
14 Studio shoot technical run through / Competence tests
15 Studio shoot / Competence tests
16 Final theory test
17 Marking week


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

To be discussed at class.

Overview of Assessment

Written Studio Equipment assignment: 30% of final course mark
Practical competence assessment: 30% of final course mark
Final closed book test: 40% of final course mark

Assessment Tasks

1. Written Studio Equipment assignment. 30% of final course mark. To complete this assignment you are required to choose an approved item of studio equipment and produce a set of instructions on how to use it.
2. Practical competence assessment. 30% of final course mark. To complete this assessment you are required to demonstrate to the teacher your competence of operating an agreed upon item of studio equipment.
3. Final closed book test. 40% of final course mark.
The test will cover:
−    Audio techniques for video
−    Camera set-up procedures
−    Digital Video tape operation & formats
−    Studio equipment setups

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