Course Title: Manage the operation of stage monitor systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6150 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Title: Manage the operation of stage monitor systems

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

The ability to effectively operate sound equipment is crucial to working in the live production industries.

In this course you will plan, set up and operate stage monitor systems for live productions and events.

Individuals who apply these skills are expected to display a high level of initiative and judgement as they take responsibility for addressing the on-stage mixing requirements.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C6150 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production). In this course, feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a workplace context. 

As part of this course you are required to undertake supervised learning/assessment in your chosen industry area, gaining invaluable experience and industry contacts.

Workplace Assessment Requirements
An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each assessment placement. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems


1. Plan stage monitor systems

2. Manage the set-up of equipment

3. Adjust systems for performances

4. Manage operations during performances

5. Manage post-show operations

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.

Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to:

  • Analyse performance and venue information to plan stage monitor systems
  • Select and manage the set-up of stage monitor equipment
  • Test, equalise, crosscheck and adjust stage monitor equipment
  • Manage stage monitor equipment and adjust controls including EQ and signal processing during performances
  • Manage post show operations including documentation and equipment storage
  • Evaluate the performance of the stage monitor systems at the conclusion of the performance.

Overview of Assessment

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

Practical tasks will focus on live sound productions, utilising a range of sound reinforcement equipment, and include studio based post production of live recordings.