Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4348 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to install and test lighting equipment for productions in the film, television and live events industries. Skills in setting up and operating lighting equipment are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality lighting installations for live productions.

This unit is delivered and assessed with CUFLGT402A Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects and BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT301A Prepare, install and test lighting equipment


1. Clarify lighting requirements for productions

2. Prepare lighting equipment for installation

3. Install lighting

4. Install lighting control system

5. Ensure electrical safety

6. Test and adjust lighting

7. Disassemble lighting equipment

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 familiar with industry terminology relevant to lighting operations
  • understand the format of lighting plans
  • be famiiar with techniques for rigging and hanging lighting equipment within licensing requirements
  • understand and be able to apply basic principles of lighting
  • use tools and test equipment necessary to install and maintain lighting equipment

Overview of Assessment

 Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.