Course Title: Manage audio operations for outdoor events

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: PERF5079C

Course Title: Manage audio operations for outdoor events

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5332 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Steve Ward
steven.ward@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

When you are working on live productions, you may be required to work outside. In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to plan, install and manage the operation of audio systems at outdoor events, where factors such as weather conditions can significantly affect operations. This course is delivered with Identify an Interpret Compliance Requirements (BSBCOM501B) but assessed separately.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events

Element:

2. Install audio systems for outdoor events

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Complete checks to ensure availability of all resources prior to installation phase
2.2 Install audio systems according to safety procedures and test for their compliance with site restrictions, emergency procedures and noise pollution limitations
2.3 Use the services of licensed personnel to complete specialised work as required
2.4 Liaise with relevant personnel during installation to ensure efficiency of installation and their cooperation
2.5 Ensure a sufficient reserve of mains power

Element:

1. Plan audio for outdoor events

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine audio requirements in consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation
1.2 Review regulations that affect the design of outdoor audio systems, with particular reference to noise pollution and insurance requirements
1.3 Assess venues or sites to determine specific factors to consider when setting up outdoor audio systems, and plan for contingencies
1.4 Record site information in an appropriate format to assist with system design
1.5 Develop audio system specifications which take full account of power issues, loudspeaker requirements and sound pressure factors
1.6 Develop schedules of outdoor audio system requirements, with specific reference to additional infrastructure and equipment requirements
1.7 Reach agreement on final configuration of outdoor audio systems, allowing adequate time for installation and testing prior to events

Element:

3.Monitor outdoor audio operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Monitor sound dispersion, weather and overall sound quality and take action to rectify problems
3.2 Monitor reporting system for sound pressure levels at various positions on and off site
3.3 Monitor ambient temperature and re-evaluate time delay settings accordingly
3.4 Communicate with colleagues during operation to share information and ensure quality of productions
3.5 In consultation with relevant personnel, evaluate effectiveness of outdoor audio operations and note areas for future improvement


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be abe to:

  • develop specifications for audio systems that meet production requirements in an outdoor setting.
  • Work collaboratively to manage the installation and operation of audio operations for outdoor events.


Details of Learning Activities

 Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course includes but is not limited to: private research at selected equipment websites and revision of notes to reinforce classroom content. These activities will be monitored during class through question/answer sessions.
Other learning activities may include:

•Practical theory sessions
•Group discussions
•Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
•Group projects
•Research


Teaching Schedule

 

ClassPlanned Activities (subject to change)Unit and Elements
Assessment
1Compliance and Audio Operations
Course overview and assessment.
Overview of compliance requirements
Overview of mange outdoor audio operation requirements
Audio Operations: 1
Compliance: 1, 2


 

 

2

Audio Operations
Planning for outdoor operations
Working collaboratively and assessment team groups

Compliance Assessment Task #1 assigned - Review of the current SEPP-N2 policy and application
 

 Audio Operations: 1

Compliance: 1, 2

 
3Audio Operations
Planning for outdoor music festivals and multi-channel audio lists
Communiction skills to support team collaboration

 Audio Operations Assessment Task #1 assigned - Manage audio operations for MON/stage. (Monitors and Stage)

 Audio Operations: 1

Compliance: 1, 2



 

4Compliance and Audio Operations
Introduction of SEPP-N2 documentation
Noise control and regulations for outdoor audio events
Audio Operations: 1
Compliance: 1,2
 
5

Audio Operations
Installation of audio systems for outdoor events
Building good workplace relations
Solving problems professionally
Dealing with conflict

 

Audio Operations: 2

Compliance: 1,2

Compliance
Assessment Task #1 Due - Review of the current SEPP-N2 policy and application

6Audio Operations
Implementation of DSP and audio control measures for outdoor events
Audio Operations: 2 
7

Compliance
Discussion of SEPP-N2 policies, council regulations and licensing for indoor and outdoor venues.

How council regulations affect outdoor audio operations

Audio Operations: 1,2,3

Compliance: 1,2,3,4

 

8

Compliance
Introduction of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards

How he Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards affect outdoor audio operations

Audio Operations Assessment Task #2 assigned - Manage audio operations for FOH/system. (Front of House System)

 

Audio Operations:

1,2,3,4

1,2,3 Compliance:

 
9

Compliance
Discussion of PoPE regulations and music event guidelines in public spaces.

Compliance Assessment Task #2 assigned - Places of Public Entertainment (PoPE) Application

 Audio Operations: 3

Compliance: 1,2,3,4

 
10

Audio Operations
Managing outdoor operations
Solving problems professionally
Dealing with conflict
 

Audio Operations: 3

Audio Operations
Assessment Task 1 due: Manage audio operations for MON/stage. (Monitors and Stage)

11Audio Operations
Managing outdoor operations
Audio Operations: 3 
12Compliance and Audio Operations
Managing outdoor operations
PoPE documentation and municipal building surveyors and regulators
Audio Operations: 3
Compliance: 1,2,3,4
Compliance
Assessment Task #2 due - Places of Public Entertainment (PoPE) Application 
13Audio Operations
Audio Operations Assessment Task 2 assessment period: Manage audio operations for FOH/system. (Front of House System)
Audio Operations: 1,2,3

Audio Operations
Assessment Task 2 FOH/system. (Front of House System) assessment due for some students according to assessment roster.

14Audio Operations
Audio Operations Assessment Task 2 assessment period: Manage audio operations for FOH/system. (Front of House System)
Audio Operations: 1,2,3Audio Operations
Assessment Task 2 FOH/system. (Front of House System) assessment due for some students according to assessment roster.
15Audio Operations
Audio Operations Assessment Task 2 assessment period: Manage audio operations for FOH/system. (Front of House System)
Audio Operations: 1,2,3Audio Operations
Assessment Task 2 FOH/system. (Front of House System) assessment due for some students according to assessment roster.
16

Compliance and Audio Operations
Audio Operations Assessment Task 2 assessment period: Manage audio operations for FOH/system. (Front of House System)

Compliance
Course Review and Assessment checking
 

 

Audio Operations: 1,2,3

Compliance: 1,2,3,4

Compliance
Feedback on assessment tasks
Audio Operations
Assessment Task 2 FOH/system. (Front of House System) assessment due for some students according to assessment roster.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed at time of writing.


References

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, in researching about this course.


Other Resources

You should refer to Blackboard for resources for this course. The teacher may refer you to other resources.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs.
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the completion and submission of event planning documents and through managing the the installation of (or part of) an audio system designed for two outdoor events.. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.


Assessment Tasks


Assessment Tasks for CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events


Assessment Task 1 - Manage audio operations for MON/stage. (Monitors and Stage)

• Issued class 3
• Due Class 10
• This is an un graded assessment task

Working collaboratively in a team of four students, you will specify, manage supervise the installation, and monitor the operation of a MON/stage. (Monitors and Stage) system.

Assessment Task 2 - Manage audio operations for FOH/system. (Front of House System)
• Issued class 8
• Due 13, 14, 15 or 16 according to assessment roster
• This is a graded assessment task

Working collaboratively in a team of four students, you will specify, manage supervise the installation, and monitor the operation of a FOH/system. (Front of House System).
 

The following results apply to course with assessment that is graded:


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

Assessment Tasks for BSBCOM501B Identify and interpret compliance requirements


This unit of competency is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to address the assessment criteria and complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard. The assessment criteria are available on Blackboard and you will receive feedback from the teacher on all assessment tasks.


Assessment Task 1- Review of the current SEPP-N2 policy and application
• Issued class 2
• Due class 5
• This task is ungraded


For this task you will review the current State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP) Number 2 (N2) and answer a number of questions.
You should refer to the Assessment Brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of each assessment task.

Assessment Task 2 - Places of Public Entertainment (PoPE) Application
• Issued class 9
• Due class 12
• This task is ungraded


For this assessment you will complete a Places of Public Entertainment (PoPE) application for a proposed live music event.


You should refer to the Assessment Brief, which is available on Blackboard for full details of each assessment task.


Final grades that apply to units delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
• CA Competency Achieved
• NYC Not Yet Competent
• DNS Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Assessment Feedback:
Assessment feedback is used to enable and enhance student learning. You will receive spoken and/or written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can improve your work. www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

Assessment:
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 adjustment to your assessment. To support student success, RMIT University provides a range of adjustments to assessment. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:
You may be eligible for credit towards this course if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. You can find out more about this process on the RMIT website. Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

 

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