Install and test lighting equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUALGT303, 'Install and test lighting equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Install and test lighting equipment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine lighting requirements for productions

1.1 Confirm overall lighting requirements with reference to lighting documentation and in consultation with production personnel

1.2 Calculate power requirements and confirm power sources and locations meet production requirements

1.3 Identify patching, colour and focus requirements

1.4 Identify additional equipment or materials needed, and organise acquisition according to enterprise procedures

2. Prepare lighting equipment for installation

2.1 Confirm lighting equipment is safe and operational using appropriate test equipment and in line with enterprise procedures

2.2 Identify and address routine faults and repairs and refer complex matters to technical specialists in line with enterprise procedures

2.3 Prepare and assemble colour, equipment, lanterns and accessories in readiness for installation or transportation

2.4 Pre-rig lighting equipment in line with safety and licensing requirements

2.5 Prepare extension leads, looms and cables to comply with design specifications, enterprise standards and legal requirements

3. Install lighting

3.1 Install rigging and accessories according to legislative and enterprise safety requirements

3.2 Test, install and hang lanterns and accessories according to lighting plans, scale and manufacturer’s specifications

3.3 Install power supplies according to lighting plans, location standards, manufacturer’s specifications and safety regulations

3.4 Patch lanterns and accessories according to lighting or patch plans

3.5 Label rated cabling correctly and secure it safely, neatly and clear of any moving elements

3.6 Angle and focus lanterns according to lighting plans and artistic requirements

3.7 Check safety of equipment during and after installation in line with industry practice and legal requirements, and seek assistance if required

4. Install lighting control system

4.1 Connect dimmers to power, assign and turn on

4.2 Install and configure control desk and peripherals according to production requirements and required timeframes

4.3 Run and connect control cables and secure safely

4.4 Patch lanterns and channels to dimmers according to lighting or patch plan sheets, taking account of location-specific procedures and conditions

5. Check electrical safety

5.1 Complete installation and testing according to legislative and work health and safety (WHS) requirements

5.2 Check three-phase distribution and power calculations in collaboration with licensed electricians as required

5.3 Check and adjust according to safety standards if necessary, that power supply is sufficient for load requirements and distribution of electrical loading is within limits

5.4 Check cables used are correctly rated, including three-phase cable to dimmers, and that three-phase supplies are balanced, and adjust as required

5.5 Check cabling and connectors meet legislative and WHS requirements, and seek assistance if required

6. Test and adjust lighting

6.1 Test lighting, including communication system, control desk and peripherals in line with industry practice and safety requirements

6.2 Identify the need for adjustments and make modifications accordingly

6.3 Confirm lighting installation meets requirements in consultation with production personnel

6.4 Complete and update lighting documentation as required

7. Disassemble lighting equipment

7.1 Break down and carry lighting equipment and accessories in line with safety procedures

7.2 Clean and safely pack equipment to avoid damage and prepare for transport

7.3 Report and document equipment that is damaged or requires maintenance to relevant production personnel

7.4 Leave worksite in the original or improved condition