Course Title: Set up and operate audio system control networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

Greg Long

9925 4815


Adam Lovell

9925 4815

Nominal Hours: 120

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


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:

2.1 Assemble network topography in accordance with system needs.
2.2 Complete the interface with analogue audio as required.


Element 3. Test and commission network

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Test the network topography and resources to ensure correct functioning.
3.2 Commission analogue audio components appropriately.
3.3 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 and computer lab based activities
Out of class activities
Group discussion and workshops
Teacher directed group activities
Independent research and learning

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1

Class AIntroduction to Network Protocols in Audio production and sound reinforcementElement 1
1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Class BIntroduction to Network Protocols in Audio production and sound reinforcementElement 1
1.2, 1.5


Semester 2

Lab Class 1Introduction to and history of broadcast audio technology in AustraliaElement 1
1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Lab Class 2Microphone selection and deployment for television sound engineersElement 1
1.3, 1.4

Element 2

Lab Class 3EVS networked vision/audio recording and replay systems; The broadcast routing switcherElement 1
1.3, 1.4

Element 2

Lab Class 4Networked post-production systemsElement 3
3.2, 3.3
Lab Class 5Broadcast communications systems.Element 3
3.2, 3.3
Lab Class 6Audio for sports broadcasting / Host broadcastingElement 1

Element 2

Element 3

Lab Class 7Surround Sound production / Broadcast signal transmissionElement 2

Element 3

Lab Class 8Assessment and reviewElement 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.3

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

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

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 (on or before week 8 Semester 2

Knowledge test & practical project m due week 8 Semester 2

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

The major learning experience involves computer laboratory placed sessions. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit..

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
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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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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 go to Academic Integrity;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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