Course Title: Set up and operate lighting cues and effects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2022

Course Code: EEET7410C

Course Title: Set up and operate lighting cues and effects

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

School: 515T Creative Industries

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5408 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61399254849

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Additional Staff Contact Details:  

Deb Hattton:

Phone: 9925 0848

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to set up a lighting control system and use the more complex functions of a console for lighting cues and effects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUALGT413 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects


1. Connect and format control system for productions

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Connect dimmers to control desk or console using control protocols

1.2 Connect to peripheral accessories and control devices, display, storage and printing equipment

1.3 Check system for nature of soft patch from previous production according to organisational requirements

1.4 Integrate geographic, grouping, scaling and use of peripheral accessories into the patching process

1.5 Check dimmer reception of data and operation meets required technical parameters of production

1.6 Complete set-up tasks according to work health and safety (WHS) requirements

1.7 Test control systems for overall functionality, and resolve problems or escalate as required

1.8 Establish, connect and test remote controls for required production personnel


2. Plot and operate advanced cue types

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Liaise with required production personnel regarding production elements, lighting capabilities and cue types

2.2 Make the elements required for the cue type available, and record them

2.3 Demonstrate cue types to required production personnel and modify cues and required documentation


3. Plot and operate effects

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Discuss types of effects required and the console capacity to produce them with required production personnel

3.2 Use the effects menu, demonstrating effects to colleagues as required

3.3 Identify and record the sequence of steps needed to achieve chosen effect

3.4 Demonstrate effects to required production personnel, make modifications to effects and documentation and rehearse with required items and personnel


4. Maintain lighting control system during production

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check operational aspects of lighting console, lighting cues and effects, and back-up system are correctly prepared according to WHS requirements

4.2 Maintain lighting cues and effects throughout production to meet creative and technical requirements

4.3 Identify lighting problems and faults promptly and according to WHS requirements

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. 

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of teacher directed group activities, projects, class exercises, review discussions/lectures and independent project based work.

Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and production work. Online research and occasional outside of class time group discussions will be required to maintain project work.

Teaching Schedule

1 Overview and Recap - AT's and EOP intro - Cue Synopsis  
2 Setting up Ma2 on PC - ShowFile management and Preset session 1 for COLLIDE - All should attend   EOP - DUE 
3 Frank Minniti as guest - Specifically set up for COLLIDE - All   
4 Preproduction for Collide and programming for busking - All required for Learning and Teaching..   

Planning for Events - (Pre-production) - and roles recap

Updates on Collide? and Prep for Open Day drill -

6 Work on Projects   
7 Work on Projects   
8 Regroup and Program Pre-set for Colour Wheel   
9 Program reset for Colour Wheel and Red Door   
10 The Colour Wheel at The Capitol   
11 The Colour Wheel at The Capitol  AT1
12 No Tuesday Class - Red Door at (Salon) Capitol  AT1
13 LX reset all at Radio Theatre - Regroup - Who hasn't completed AT2?? AT1



 AT1 + AT2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Refer to Canvas.

You are advised to look at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;

a pen and notepaper or a laptop computer. You will need to have either a USB thumb drive or a USB/Thunderbolt Harddrive (or both) to store and manage your media. Your teacher will advise you what to get when classes commence.

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. is available via your Library login.

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency you will also receive a result after your final assessment task.


Assessment Tasks


Assessment Task 1: Observation of Lighting Practice During a Live Event: his practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to set up; plot (program) and playback lighting cues appropriate for a live performance. Due by week 15.


Assessment Task 2:Lighting System and Effects Quiz. This assessment task allows you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to set up a lighting control system and use the more complex functions of a console for lighting cues and effects. Due by Week 16.


You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on myRMIT for full assessment criteria.


Results that apply to Ungraded courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA      Competency Achieved

NYC   Not Yet Competent

DNS   Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

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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