Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5231

Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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

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.

This course is covered alongside " Setup, record and operate lighting cues and affects" EEET6846C.

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:

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. Dissassemble 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

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Application of a range of technical lighting knowledge and manual techniques for the installation of lighting equipment so that the lighting set-up meets production and safety requirements
Application of safe working practices when installing lighting equipment
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.