Course Title: Develop vision system installation plans

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6848C

Course Title: Develop vision system installation plans

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher contact details;

Michael Carsen
0401 521 278

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

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

Performance Criteria:

As above


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

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

Performance Criteria:

As above


3. Produce a vision system plan

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

Performance Criteria:

As above


4. Present and update vision system plan

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

Performance Criteria:

As above

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to interpret and plan a vision system. 

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 presenters and resources.

Class Content                                             
OtherElements Covered
Week 1 Focus: Course outline, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.

Week 2
 Focus: Design Theory as it applies to AV systems.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and teacher directed group activities/projects.

Week 3
 Focus: Initial Design; client brief and technical plans
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and teacher directed group activities/projects.

Week 4
 Focus: 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.

Week 5
Focus: Quiz assessment preparation

Week 6
Focus: Quiz

 Formative assessment
Week 7&8 Focus: Create your own vision system in class using simulated environments from actual venues and client briefs.
Includes: Work shopping of students’ own projects
Week 9&10
Focus: Guest speaker (vision design consultant).
Includes: Lecture
Week 11
Focus: Steps toward Major Project completion.
Includes; Bringing your work on the Major Project so far and discussing it with your teacher/peers
 Formative assessment
Week 12-14Focus: Create your own vision system in class using simulated environments from actual venues and client briefs.
Includes: Work shopping of students’ own projects
Week 15 Preparation of your Major Project delivery next week  1-4
Week 16Summative assessment and feedback: Presentation of your Major Project todaySummative assessment

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

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Technical knowledge of the performance capacity of range of vision systems
Effective interpretation of the brief and development of workable plans to meet the brief
Effective communication with clients and other technical personnel

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment
1. Quiz. This is an examination of your technical knowledge and you are expected to answer a range of questions related to the competency unit, class notes/discussions and the course material on My RMIT studies Blackboard. It is due to be completed in Week 6.
2. Steps towards Major Project completion. You are expected to show your teacher in week 11.

Summative Assessment
Major Project.
Presentation to class on a System Design with audio and video control, floor plans and elevations of the room and a document to include the scope of work and budget due. Due in Week 16.

Grading criteria for this assessment can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competeny Achieved -Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

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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