Course Title: Set up and operate audio system control networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART6064C

Course Title: Set up and operate audio system control networks

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 120

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course will give you the opportunity to understand and determine audio networks and give you the skills to set up hardware components and ensure the correct function or all relevant systems

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUESOU12B Set up and operate audio system control networks


Element 1. Determine network requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Liaise with relevant stakeholders to establish system requirements.
1.2 Investigate available system resources and ascertain
1.3 Draw an accurate system flow chart with all components
in correct order.
1.4 Correctly allocate audio stage boxes where analogue
audio is required.
1.5 Determine audio schedules with allowance for preset system configurations and dynamic system changes in accordance with needs.


Element 2. Set-up control network

Performance Criteria:

Assemble relevant hardware components in accordance with system needs.
2.1 Assemble network topography in accordance with system needs. 2.3 Complete the interface with analogue audio as required.


Element 3. Test and commission network

Performance Criteria:

Test the network topography and resources to ensure correct functioning.
Commission analogue audio components appropriately.
Correctly activate and implement all DSP system presets.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to work with clients and stakeholders to set up audio systems for a varied applications.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include
In class activities
Out of class activities
Group discussion and workshops
Teacher directed group activities
Independent research and learning

Teaching Schedule

ClassClass content        Elements
1Introduction to and history of broadcast audio technology in Australia.  1
2Microphone selection and deployment for television sound engineers.  1
3EVS networked vision/audio recording and replay systems.
The broadcast routing switcher.
Networked post-production systems.
4Broadcast Audio sound mixing techniques.  1
5Broadcast communications systems.  1
6Audio for sports broadcasting.
Host broadcasting and the Olympic Games/World Cup Football.
7Surround Sound production.
Broadcast signal transmission.
8Assessment and review  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be made through knowledge tests and practical project work.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Assessment will be made through the following:

Practical application project

Knowledge test & practical project

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
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 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

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.
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