Course Title: Specify sound systems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: VART5745C
Course Title: Specify sound systems
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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Steven Ward
Phone: (03) 9925 4345
Nominal Hours: 35
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
No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to interpret production requirements, research and identify sound equipment components, determine the set up of sound systems, prepare sound plans and direct implementation to fulfill the requirements for sound production.
After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Interpret production requirements
• Research and identify sound equipment components
• Prepare sound plans and production documents
• Direct the requirements for sound productions
• Use the features of digital signal processors
• Understand the requirements of an integrated sound system
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUSSOU23A Specify sound systems
1. Establish brief for sound system.
Element 1 Establish brief for sound system
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding the production requirements for both temporary and permanent sound system installations.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of:
• practical exercises
• reading set texts
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.
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.
|Class #||Planned Class Activities||Elements|
|1||Introduction and Installation Overview |
Interpreting a Brief
Clients and the tender process
|2||Digital Audio and sampling |
Digital Audio Protocols, DSP control
Software Interfaces, Ethersound
|3||Acoustic Modelling Software, |
Technical Drawings and Design
Acoustic analysis, control and legislation
|4||Australian Standards, |
SeppN2, Licensed venues,
Hearing Augmentation systems
|5||Electrical Safety, |
Rigging requirements, OH&S
The installation process
|6||Time for Group Collaboration and consultation||1,2,3|
|7||Rehearsal and preparation for presentation||1,2,3|
|8||Presentation Group 1||1,2,3|
|9||Presentation Group 2||1,2,3|
|10||Presentation Group 3||1,2,3|
"The Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook" 3rd Edition, Davis & Jones, Hal Leonard Publishing
“Rane Pro Audio Reference Handbook”, Rane Corporation
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.
Refer Second Year Book and Materials List
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.
You will be assessed using the following methods:
1. Technical Operation, due TBA
This task requires evidence of skills and knowledge relating to sufficiently operate a sound system
2. Multimedia presentation, due weeks 8-10
This task is a formal presentation of a sound system design to a group of peers
1. Sound System plan and design, due week 10
This is an assessment of the learner’s ability to prepare the documents required for the design, preparation and installation of an advanced sound system
For further details on the assessments and information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades used in this course are as follows:
CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent Acheived - Graded
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
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:
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