Course Title: Develop vision system installation plans

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6848C

Course Title: Develop vision system installation plans

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5198 - Diploma of Creative Industries

Course Contact : program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4345

Nominal Hours: 150

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret a brief for the vision system requirements of a production or space and to design a plan for the installation of vision systems. The development of a vision system plan requires considerable knowledge of the operational aspects of all types of vision systems and would normally be undertaken by senior technicians or technical directors.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUEAUD04C Develop vision system installation plans


1.   Receive and interpret the brief for vision system requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and confirm the vision system requirements for the production/event through discussions with relevant personnel
1.2 Identify the type of production and the available budget for the vision system component
1.3 Identify deadlines for the development of the plan and the installation according to client requirements


2.Identify all vision system components required to meet the brief

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Undertake research into the style of production/event and generate and assess a range of ideas for the delivery of vision system services
2.2 Research the venue facilities and constraints to determine optimum positioning of vision systems to achieve the desired outcome
2.3 Determine the range and numbers of vision systems needed to meet the technical and creative requests
2.4 Determine the human and financial resources required to set up and operate the vision systems


3. Produce a vision system plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Produce the vision system plan to reflect the brief
3.2 Take into consideration all research findings, any identified constraints, and any suggested improvements to the original brief
3.3 Draw the vision system plan to scale and title block, key or legend, and industry standard symbols
3.4 Identify all relevant information on the plan, including location and types of vision systems, accessories and supports or mounts and power sources
3.5 Include an accurate list of all equipment and technician requirements for the production/event


4. Present and update vision system plan

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Present the plan to relevant personnel and explain technical requirements
4.2 Participate in the ongoing evaluation of the presented plan
4.3 Negotiate and agree to additional requirements or modifications and undertake any necessary amendments to the audiovisual plan
4.4 Make the final plan available to relevant personnel to ensure smooth installation and operation of vision systems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to plan for a budget then prepare the budget for a small production.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Week Class contentOtherElements covered
Week 1
Focus: Course outline, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
 1 - 4
Week 2
Focus: Design Theory as it applies to AV systems.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and teacher directed group activities/projects.
Project work selection1 - 4
Week 3
Focus: Initial Design; client brief and technical plans
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and teacher directed group activities/projects.
 1 - 3
Week 4
ocus: Vision System Communications; cables, connectors and protocols. Vision System Equipment, personnel, limitations and OH&S considerations
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and teacher directed group activities/projects.
 1 & 2
Week 5
Focus: Create a vision system floor plan
Includes: Lecture and group discussion
 1 - 4
Week 6
Focus: Guest speaker (vision design consultant).
Includes: Lecture.
 1 - 4
Week 7
Focus: Create your own vision system in class using simulated environments from actual venues and client briefs.
Includes: Work shopping of students’ own projects
Preparation for ‘Design a Vision System’ theory test1 - 4
Week 8
Formative assessment: Examination of your skills in interpreting a vision system brief and using technical knowledge to develop a plan. 1 - 4
Week 9
Group work session 1 1 - 4
Week 10
Group work session 2 1 - 4
Week 11
Group work session 3 1 - 4
Week 12
Group work session 4 1 - 4
Week 13
Formative assessment: Group work presentation and design delivery 1 - 4
Week 14
Focus: Competency overview
Includes: Lecture and group discussion
Preparation for technical theory test1 - 4
 SEM 1
Week 15
 Formative assessment: Examination of your technical knowledge.  1 - 4
 SEM 1
Week 16
 Summative assessment and feedback: Discussion of theory test results, final assessment due with 1 on 1 presentation to teacher.
School award Night AV set-up & support:
Receive and interpret the brief, Identify all vision system components required to meet the brief, Produce a vision system plan, present and update vision system plan
  1 - 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web. Resources will also be brought to class by your teacher.


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a pencil, drawing tools, rulers, a tape measure and layout paper for your design work
• a laptop computer with access to the internet, word and design type programs like visio or auto CAD, if you have it

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include the development of vision system plans, presentations and theory tests

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

1. The development of a vision system plan and presentation to class (Group work). This assessment is expected to demonstrate your team’s effective interpretation of a vision brief with workable plans to meet the brief. Use of effective communication with peers and other technical personnel is critical. It is due to be completed in Weeks 9 – 13, Semester 1. (20%)
2. ‘Design a Vision System’ open book test. This assessment is expected to demonstrate your effective interpretation of a vision brief with workable plans to meet the brief in a limited time frame. It is due to be completed in Week 8, Semester 1. (20%)
3. Theory test. This is an examination of your technical knowledge and you are expected to answer a range of multiple-choice, short and long answer questions related to the competency unit, class notes/discussions and the course material on blackboard. It is due to be completed in Week 15, Semester 1. (20%)
4. Vision Systems Installations Plan Semester 1. The production of a vision systems installations plan for a particular production and presentation to your teacher (Individual work), due in TAFE Week 16, Semester 1. (40%)

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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