Course Title: Specify sound systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5168

Course Title: Specify sound systems

Portfolio: DSC

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: Michael Pollard, John Phillips

Course Contact Phone: 9925-4325. 9925 4268

Course Contact Email: - au

Course Description

This course involves the following key components.
•    Set up live sound system
•    Set up & run FOH (Front of house) sound system
•    Set up & run Fold-back (Monitors) system
•    Set up & run mobile recording unit
•    Record live performance
•    Mix live performance in 5.1 for DVD
•    Produce 5.1 audio masters
•    Collaborate with AV staff to complete finished DVD

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU23A Specify sound systems


Establish brief for sound system

Liaise with others to implement sound plan

Produce sound plan

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

A series of practical task relating to live mixing and location recording at a commercial venue and the production of a resulting DVD.