Course Title: Install and test lighting equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4371 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Install and test lighting equipment

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4849

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to install and test lighting systems for bands, seminars and other live events. You will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality lighting installations for live productions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUALGT303 Install and test lighting equipment


1. Determine lighting requirements for productions

2. Prepare lighting equipment for installation

3. Install lighting

4. Install lighting control system

5. Check electrical safety

6. Test and adjust lighting

7. Disassemble lighting equipment

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 familiar with production lighting terminology
  • understand documentation like lighting plans, schematics, equipment lists, schedules and cue lists
  • be familiar with techniques for rigging and hanging lighting equipment within licensing requirements
  • be familiar with procedures like hard patching and soft patching 
  • understand and be able to apply basic principles of lighting design 
  • use tools and test equipment necessary to install and maintain lighting equipment

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.