Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5198

Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2011

Course Contact: program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

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, cabling, rigging and control equipment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

there are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT301A Prepare, install and test lighting equipment


1 Clarify lighting requirements for productions.

2 Prepare lighting equipment for installation.

3 Install lighting.

4 Install lighting control system.

5 Ensure electrical safety. 

6 Test and adjust lighting.

7 Disassemble lighting equipment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to follow plans or a brief to create a lighting system for a live production in a team environment following the required OH&S practices.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include working on lighting systems in class and on live productions on or off campus, as well delivering a lighting plan and documentation.