Course Title: Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MIET6092C

Course Title: Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4345

Nominal Hours: 55

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

In this unit you are required to interpret vision system production requirements, participate in run-through’s and ultimately operate a range of vision systems during a live production or event. You will also be required to disassemble equipment. Vision system technicians who operate equipment in a range of live production environments require these skills. The technician may or may not be responsible for installation and set up.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUEAUD02C Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems


1 Identify requirements and prepare vision systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Liaise with relevant personnel and interpret the vision system plan to determine and confirm the vision system requirements
1.2 Identify rigging, cabling and power requirements and calculate accurately in accordance with the vision system plan
1.3 Select, assemble and test equipment and accessories and consumables to ensure that they are working and prepared for installation
1.4 Recognise faults and take appropriate remedial action
1.5 Pre-rig all relevant vision system equipment as required by the vision system plan and in accordance with licensing regulations
1.6 Prepare, roll, test and service extension leads, looms and cables in accordance with design specifications, enterprise and legislative requirements
1.7 Construct or devise effects and masking as required
1.8 Establish contingency plans in the event of equipment malfunction and prepare back-up equipment


2. Install vision systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the positioning of all vision systems and the necessary support requirements
2.2 Install supports or check that any rigging and mounts have been installed in the appropriate position
2.3 Use safe lifting and handling techniques to install all vision systems, primary and back-up, according to the requirements of the plan
2.4 Lay and secure power and other cables to avoid damage and hazardous situations


3. Test and modify  vision system  equipment

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Patch and test all equipment and accessories to ensure operational efficiency and working order
3.2 Check all equipment in conjunction with other technical operations as required
3.3 Identify any problems and modify the installation or technical elements of the equipment in consultation with the appropriate personnel
3.4 Complete any documentation according to enterprise procedures and provide copies to relevant personnel as required

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to interpret client briefs and then; set up, install and adjust as necessary various screen and projection equipment.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• practical demonstrations
• teacher directed group activities/projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• group project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• online research

Teaching Schedule


Teaching schedule

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 content
Week 1 Course Outline: Discussion and introduction of the course guide, resources, assessments and expectations.
Morning: What is this? Introduction to projectors, screens, other vision equipment, vision plans, running sheets, globes and terminology.
Afternoon: How do I make it work? Standard AV set-ups, connectors, cables, schematics plus OH&S and power considerations.
Formative assessments: Class exercises; Set-up, operate and de-rig presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behavior.
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion and colour test.
Week 2 Morning: Formative assessment; Wiki research in Carlton Library PC Lab 2.
Afternoon: Client briefs, considerations and schematics.
Formative assessments: Class exercises; Set-up, operate and de-rig presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behavior.
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion
Week 3 Morning: 9am Visit Carlton Audiovisual home theatre systems
Afternoon: Formative assessments: Class exercises; Set-up, operate and de-rig presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behavior.
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion
Week 4 Morning: Review competency unit. Formative assessment: Wiki research due today.
Afternoon: Summative assessment: practical exercises; Set-up, operate and de-rig presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behavior.
Includes: Lecture

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.


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 and developing event budgeting techniques.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Technical knowledge of the operating functions of a range of audiovisual equipment
Correct interpretation of vision system plans
Knowledge of occupational health and safety principles, procedures and regulations

Assessment Tasks

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.

Formative Assessment
1    Practical class exercises. In small groups, you are expected to decipher various vision system plans, then prepare, install, test and modify the presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behaviour.
To be completed in Weeks 1 to 3.

2    Research wiki. In groups of 2, you are expected to produce an information rich wiki in the course blackboard shell, on a chosen field of investigation using up to date, relevant information on one type of presentation technology.
To begin in Week 2 and completed by Week 4.

Summative Assessment 
3    You are required to successfully prepare, rig, test and modify an AV presentation system in a small team as directed by your teacher under test conditions.
This assessment will be conducted in Week 4.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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 demonstrated 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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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