Operate professional audio 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 CUESOU03C, 'Operate professional audio equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate professional audio equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Participate in technical or creative run-through

1.1. Liaise with relevant personnel and accurately interpret documentation to determine audio requirements

1.2. Position and prepare equipment in accordance with requirements

1.3. Plot and run through cues on direction from relevant colleagues and in accordance with equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements

1.4. Implement appropriate changes to audio operation and document in accordance with organisational procedures

1.5. Communicate appropriate technical information to performers/presenters

2. Prepare for audio operation

2.1. Power up equipment at the appropriate time and check to ensure correct functioning

2.2. Complete audio check and implement and document any adjustments in accordance with organisational procedures

2.3. Promptly identify, rectify and/or refer any equipment faults/problems to the relevant personnel as required

3. Operate audio equipment

3.1. Execute all audio cues in accordance with the running sheet, directions from colleagues and performance requirements

3.2. Promptly identify the need for change during the performance and modify cues as required to cater for unexpected events and to minimise negative impact on the performance

3.3. Operate console to produce the required technical level and tonal balances

3.4. Adjust equalisation for required tonal balance

3.5. Balance signal levels appropriately

3.6. Maintain overall audio level within the requirements of the venue

3.7. Play back audio effects at the required level through the appropriate speakers

3.8. Monitor equipment for correct operation throughout the performance and identify and action any problems appropriately

4. Complete post-performance procedures

4.1. Safely power down equipment at the appropriate time in accordance with manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures

4.2. Identify and complete necessary equipment adjustments, including maintenance and re-setting where appropriate in preparation for the next performance

4.3. Make accurate changes to documentation and process in accordance with organisational procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUESOU03C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUE30203 - Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)