Course Title: Specify sound systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5198 Diploma of Creative Industries

Course Title: Specify sound systems

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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

Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: program Administration - 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 required to interpret production requirements, research and identify sound equipment components, determine the set up of sound systems, prepare sound plans and direct implementation to fulfill the requirements for sound production.

After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Interpret production requirements
• Research and identify sound equipment components
• Prepare sound plans and production documents
• Direct the requirements for sound productions
• Use the features of digital signal processors
• Understand the requirements of an integrated sound system

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU23A Specify sound systems


establish brief for sound system

Liaise with others to implement sound plan

liase with others to implement sound plan

Produce sound plan

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you wil be able to make informed decisions regarding the production requirements for both temporary and permanent sound system installations

Overview of Assessment

Learning activities will consist of :
   practical exercises
   reading set texts.

A series of practical task relating to live mixing and location recording at a commercial venue and the production of a resulting DVD.


You will be responsible for your learning and will  be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.