Course Title: Install or upgrade broadcast equipment and facilities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5231

Course Title: Install or upgrade broadcast equipment and facilities

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 100.0

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

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the installation or upgrading of equipment in television studios. The scope varies from installing or upgrading a single piece of equipment to installation of a whole studio or facility.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFBRT401A Install or upgrade broadcast equipment and facilities


1 Prepare for installation. 

2 Install or upgrade equipment.

3 Program system features.

4 Clean up worksite.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to install or upgrade facilities and/or equipment in broadcast environments including fixed and flyaway situations. Within the context of a three camera studio and a portable or flyaway OB (outside broadcast) rig you will learn to identify the components of the system, how they are interconnected, set them up for operation in a variety of situations and use test equipment to monitor the correct operation and transmission of the various signals. Students are expected to bring the capabilities developed in Vision mix Television productions and Operate Vision Systems as well as Team work and OH & S from the Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology.
Students will develop complementary capabilities in the Units Shoot a wide range of television productions and Develop vision systems installation plans.

Overview of Assessment

Following flow diagrams and manuals install a piece of equipment into the broadcast system and as part of a team undertake an installation and upgrade while maintaining transmission.