Course Title: Implement vision system designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: VART6345C

Course Title: Implement vision system designs

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Eneti Waretini


Nominal Hours: 100

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to manage the installation and set-up of equipment required to realise designs for vision systems used on either a temporary or permanent basis in the live production, event and audiovisual industries.

Skills in vision system design are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality vision system designs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAVSS502 Implement vision system designs


1. Plan implementation of vision system designs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss vision system designs and plans with relevant personnel to determine overall requirements

1.2 Confirm budget available for vision systems

1.3 Generate a range of ideas for meeting requirements that provide solutions to technical issues that can be achieved within given timeframes

1.4 Make measurements and calculations at venues to check that system specifications can be achieved

1.5 Discuss ideas and calculations with relevant personnel to ensure feasibility of vision system designs

1.6 Use a range of criteria to reach agreement on preferred option

1.7 Acquire equipment and accessories for design implementation according to organisational procedures


2. Develop vision system plans

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Draw vision system plans to scale using industry-standard symbols

2.2 Include information relevant to implementation in plans

2.3 Present and discuss plans with relevant personnel and participate in the ongoing evaluation of plans

2.4 Negotiate modifications as required and amend plans accordingly

2.5 Make final plans available to relevant personnel to ensure smooth installation and operation of vision systems


3. Manage installation and testing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Supervise installation of vision system equipment and accessories and test for functionality

3.2 Review vision materials to be displayed and adjust system as required

3.3 Synchronise inputs and calibrate and adjust output devices to achieve the desired result

3.4 Participate in ongoing discussion and evaluation of work in progress with relevant personnel

3.5 Reach agreement on the final vision systems configuration and inform others as required

3.6 Record modifications to installation of vision system equipment and accessories on plans

3.7 Ensure that installation and operational activity comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements


4. Manage vision system operations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Participate in technical rehearsals or trials of vision systems and amend operational aspects as required

4.2 Modify cues and documentation and update pre-programmed automated systems accordingly

4.3 Check that required changes to vision systems are implemented and that relevant documentation is completed prior to operation

4.4 Check operational aspects of vision systems to ensure they are fully functional

4.5 Supervise vision system operations as required

4.6 Use appropriate testing protocols to identify and rectify problems and faults, taking care to minimise disruption to services

4.7 Ensure that organisational health and safety procedures are followed at all times

4.8 Contribute to evaluations of projects and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of vision system services

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 able to:

  • work safely
  • interpret vision system designs and develop workable plans for the installation of equipment and accessories to meet requirements
  • supervise the installation and operation of vision system equipment for live productions and events
  • work collaboratively.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

• lectures

• group discussion

• demonstrations

Self-directed out of class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

• online research

• reading and editing of class notes

• independent project based work

• preparation for assessment tasks

The self-directed out of class activities will be monitored and assessed during class through question/answer sessions.



Teaching Schedule

(Semester 1)
Class Content:(Subject to Change)
1INTRO:Course Introduction and Assessment Requirements
 SKETCHUP:A free and easy alternative for 2D/3D design of floorplans.
Design methodologies for the construction of vision system proposals.
2SKETCHUP:Custom textures for stylising @
3SKETCHUP:Introduction of animation.



WebTest Available

Further ways to stylise sketchup designs for vision system proposals.

5PHOTOSHOP:Manipulating imagery for vision system proposals.
7GOOGLE SHEETS:A free spreedsheeting alternative for equipment lists and budgeting.
Costing, power requirements and other issues associated with implementing vision system designs.



WebTest will be closed at 5pm


Mid-Semester Break
9DRAW.IO :A free web-based flowchart drawing software alternative.
10DRAW.IO :Continued...
11-14ASSESS. PREPAllocated times to prepare for Assessment 2
15ASSESSMENT 2:Practical Assessment 2 for Groups A & B
16ASSESSMENT 2:Practical Assessment 2 for Groups C & D
(Semester 2)
Class Content:(Subject to Change)
1CONTROLLERS:Introduction to Controllers and their programming:
Providers of hardware and basic understanding of Control types, Macros and timing.
2CONTROLLERS:Analysing various control messages.
3PROGRAMMING:Issues that need to be considered when implementing automated and interactive vision systems



WebTest Available

Wireless communication and control.

5PROGRAMMING:Debugging and finalising.
6WORDPRESS:A free site builder to creating an online presence.



WebTest will be closed at 5pm

A free alternative for client presentations.

Mid-Semester Break
9-14ASSESS.4 PREPAllocated times to prepare for Assessment 4
15ASSESSMENT 4:Practical Assessment 4 for Groups A & B
16ASSESSMENT 4:Practical Assessment 4 for Groups C & D

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available online in Canvas via myRMIT (

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

1. Knowledge Assessment 1: A web-test to review and reinforce knowledge gained and to prepare for future assessments.

Open: Semester 1, Week 4

Due: Semester 1, Week 8


2. Practical Assessment 1:  “Live Presentation Event” -  Plan, Design and Implement a simulated live presentation event. Designs will be handed in individually while the practical portion of the assessment will be done in small groups.

Due: Semester 1, Week 15-16


3. Knowledge Assessment 2: A web-test to review and reinforce knowledge gained and to prepare for future assessments.

Open: Semester 2, Week 4

Due: Semester 2, Week 8


4.  Practical Assessment 2:  “The Board Room” -  Plan, Design and Implement a simulated Board Room installation. Designs will be handed in individually while the practical portion of the assessment will be done in small groups.

Due: Semester 2, Week 15-16



Assessment Matrix


Unit title

Implement Vision System Design

RMIT Unit code:


National code




Performance Evidence


Knowledge Evidence


E: 1

PC: 7

E: 2

PC: 5

E: 3

PC: 7

E: 4

PC: 8

Knowledge Element  (Assessment Task 1 of 4)




Performance Element (Assessment Task 2 of 4)




1, 3-8



Knowledge Element (Assessment Task 3 of 4)




Performance Element (Assessment Task 4 of 4)








Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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