Course Title: Edit sound using computerised digital equipment/systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4230 Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Title: Edit sound using computerised digital equipment/systems

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 85

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with skills and knowledge required to edit sound using digital editing equipment and/or systems for a production in the cultural industries.

After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Identify the various components that comprise a digital audio workstation
• Create a plan and perform digital audio editing
• Create Foley and special sound effects
• Import and edit a variety of audio sources
• Apply standard mixing techniques in the digital domain
• Synchronise sound to picture

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU24A Edit sound using computerised digital equipment/systems


Element 1: Determine the production requirements

Element 2: Plan for digital sound editing

Element 3: Perform digital sound editing

Element 4: Evaluate the production, complete the documentation and store appropriately. Decommission the editing facility

Element 5: Decommission the editing facility

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding preparation, planning and performing digital audio editing using computers.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course includes demonstration of practical tasks and underpinning theoretical knowledge.