Course Title: Set up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 032814

Program: C5128

Course Title: Set up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Creative Media


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to set up, operate and de-rig portable sound Recording equipment particularly in a live AV presentation context.
Skills and knowledge you will develop include the ability to:
•    understand production requirements,
•    check all operational aspects of sound equipment,
•    apply relevant OH&S practices
•    set up sound equipment
•    operate sound equipment
•    disassemble and pack up sound equipment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles


Set up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment


CUSSOU13A/01                    Determine production requirements

CUSSOU13A/02                    Prepare for sound operation

CUSSOU13A/03                    Set up sound equipment

CUSSOU13A/04                    Operate sound equipment

CUSSOU13A/05                    Disassemble sound equipment after use

CUSSOU13A/06                    Pack sound equipment for transit

Learning Outcomes

Related to elements above.

Overview of Assessment

1.    Practical assessment covering:
−    PA equipment set-up
−    PA equipment operation
−    PA equipment disassembly    35%
2.    Practical assessment of PA equipment operation observed at live events occurring later in the year such as Open Day, School Conference and Visual Merchandising Presentation
3.    Open Book Short answer/multiple choice written test. 30%
        Total 100%